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(en) Greece, Collective denial statement total commitment (gr) [machine translation]
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:54:52 +0200
Calling us to serve the world of power, militarism, nationalism, patriarchy. --- We posted
countless folders called us from "departments," he handed subpoenas, fines and
prosecutions. --- And again from the beginning ... --- Police, recruits, boards, offices,
registries and other "charitable" foundations of the Greek State reminded us, warned us,
threatened us, condemn us, we charge and our "obligation" to "serve their country."---The
Greek army, one mechanism of death, imposing hierarchy and invites us to thorny arms. ---
Be trained in how to kill and how to die 'glorious', not of course for our own needs and
values, but those of the "top." We thank them for us not exonerated from antisocial and
murderous plans, but we refuse! ---- We refuse ...---- ... Prison camps, personalization,
fear, silence and militarism. We refuse to enlist in the Greek army in any post.
Simultaneously, our refusal poses and one against the entire spectrum of power relations
and values ââthat govern society. Not serve (even) a mechanism advocated relations of
inequality, hierarchy, obedience and enforcement. The army, a structure intimately
intertwined with the existence and operation of the nation-state and capitalism, is a key
pillar of production and reproduction of power and the artificial divisions.
The values ââof this hostile world for us not only encompassed within the camps and are
required only to conscripts. Diffuse from the barracks in society, through a continuous
interaction. The process of "subpoena" and "service" is one of the bridges visible
army-society. So because the army does not stop at term attitude towards him can only be
total, unmediated, uncompromising and persistent.
Overall, why oppose the philosophy and set of institutional, ideological and repressive
imperatives advocated the army and not a separate function. For this and any alternative
service, any interaction with the services of the army, any attempt to 'rescue' or
landscaping a murderous mechanism is inappropriate for us conditions refusal.
Intransigent, because we believe that denial is not a right granted, but conscious choice
opposition to the dictates of stratokraton. An attitude that reflects our position and for
every liberation struggle. The conflict with the culture of power, their patrons and the
violence of the mechanisms is a prerequisite for individual and social liberation. At the
same time, widespread social emancipatory counter-violence, pacifists apegklovismeni of
deadlocks is an integral part - not an end in itself - the process of transformation of
Unmediated, because we do not expect any kind of visibility from the mechanisms of
spectacle lenses and manipulative of the media Founded and spread our every move, driven
horizontal social relationships, movements of resistance and solidarity, streets and
neighborhoods. That's why deny the world of images, the world of mediation, the world of
Ongoing, because we believe that as long as there are nation-states, as long as there are
classes, regimes and leaders, as there will be false distinctions, rivalries and
antagonisms, so too will be the army. So until the final abolition of exploitation of man
by man, until the final elimination of the state organization of societies, refusals to us
and our struggles will be uninterrupted and present.
... Because the very nature of the subpoena bears the element of personalization. The
paper strictly individual classification separates conscripts from society and from
everything Continuous their lives, to become partakers of stratopedikis life. We refuse
collectively, seeking to break this separation in the bud, negating the false appearance
of an individual call and posing, through its own choice, the collective and social nature
of our movement. Showing forth the solidarity, mutual aid and collective resistance
against the repressive methods of prosecutions and the economic bleeding, a new repressive
strategy of the Greek state for the sake of whose army was the vanguard. Long before
extending the economic plundering of society, YP.ETH.A with the MoF. imposed huge fines on
those who do not occur in the military, without exception. In capitalist crisis, the Greek
state costed 6,000 euros a "lack of patriotism" and the new "national duty" now merged
into slips of DOY ...
Nation - Member - Army: a waltz for three
The nations are imagined communities of capitalist societies. Although propagated as
inherent and eternal component of human nature, actually measure less than two and a half
centuries of life. Until the 18th century, the word nation - where and if there was - was
insignificant until one derogatory term for small groups regardless of ethnic origin,
language or religion.
In their current concept first appeared in the late 18th century (the era of the American
and French Revolution), forcing human communities territorially bounded and homogenized as
their characteristics (cultural, linguistic, religious, etc.). Served both for the
overthrow of the old empires, and for the establishment of the bourgeoisie at the helm of
the modern state, perpetuating oppression and division "from below." In places like
Greece, had to be created rivers of blood and mountains bone elimination or assimilation
of the "other" and "different." In this process, the armies had been in the first place.
The nationalism, an ideology that attempts to equate politics with ethnocentrism is
basically capitalist and state proposal; a proven and successful tool of the ruling for
the disorientation and the subjugation of the oppressed. The unimaginable suffering caused
to mankind only during the 20th century (such as the Nazi atrocities and the various
bloodthirsty dictatorships in many countries worldwide), baptized as "excesses of some
brain disease" that conceals the power of the morbid brains and supporters its not "end",
but systemic clear choice, the army always ready to serve. Something that nowadays is
becoming highly appreciated ... again
Army: Protector of the Nation and the State - Enemy societies
The Greek army-as every army-is a murderous and repressive apparatus. A centralized
pillar of state violence, without which the dominant economic and political elite would be
Ideologically, a key field formation and diffusion militaristic and nationalistic values.
Values ââthrough conscription find fertile ground for the militaristic pedagogy
strengthens its position in the social consciousness. The iron discipline degrading
commands one resolute uniformed hierarchy, obedience to deepen the social and class
hierarchy of an unequal society. Strict uniformity in appearance and behavior fosters
hatred of everything else. Patriarchy, with all the sexist and intolerant forms,
legitimizes the ineffable superiority and the tyranny of the male gender and physical
strength. And, of course, the nationalist frenzy, with all its attendant ethnoratsistika
hatred and chauvinistic rip-off worship state power and despotism (the far right and Nazi
rhetoric could not find better shelter ...). It's the same nationalism that does not find
any moral qualms to sink into silence or skylefei hundreds of soldiers who committed
suicide (and continue to commit suicide) in Greek camps.
All these make up a dominating culture naturally fights and put everything liberating. And
all of this creates a timeless mosaic explains why deny our turn to serve this culture,
naturally and deliberately ...
Profile of a killer ...
In the Greek state, the history of the army is painted with the blood of millions of
people for the benefit of the domestic ruling class and its international allies. The role
of the army, especially in the first 150 years of existence of the Greek state is hub-and
embraces several. No government (royal, monarchist, fascist or democratic) was unable to
stand without support or at least tolerance of the army. Numerous stops and coups (with
the famous junta '67-'74), and coronations deposed leaders, decisive interventions in
political decisions, expansionist wars, ethnic cleansing and ruthless internal riots,
labor and social struggles, as well as death sentences concentration camps, dissidents,
exiles in islets and torture. In parallel, alliances and collaborations with foreign
armies, lykofilia membership in NATO and active participation in various military
operations to serve, return and deals made wider geostrategic interests (Ukraine 1919,
Korea '50, '90 Yugoslavia, Afghanistan 2003, Libya 2011, Mr. a.). Without forgetting the
ongoing war against the wretched migration, which themselves cause armies, killings,
arrests, torture and occlusions immigrants in camps on sea and land borders of the state.
The Greek army was the most cynical tool of conquest, conservation and management of
power, consolidation of the capitalist machine through the subjugation of the "bottom" and
ultimately enemy, not protector of society. We will not offer any kind of service to the
despots of the past, primarily this one very critical ...
The crisis as a "national" event: a useful distortion
One of the clearest ideological choices of power to manage the current crisis is
ethnocentric narrative of the latter. The capitalist crisis - a violent process of
looting, enslavement and ekpeitharchisis the 'bottom' in several states, not only in Greek
- was the beginning of political and economic power as a "national calamity and test."
With one voice, the Greek ruling class, the media, the EU and even the IMF technocrats
Economists rushed outset to assert that "the crisis hits the Greeks" and not the Greeks
and foreigners dominating the poor (natives and immigrants). As a result, we have a
generalized resurgence and intensification of nationalism as an ideological level, the
national ideals form the basis of nearly every argument (without excluding
"antimnimoniakes voices of the left"), and at political level, governments' national
salvation "(the first Prime Minister to have a banker) and right wing or Nazi formations
with proper institutions and to shape the political agenda.
Therefore, the ethnocentrism determine social / class relationships in various ways. On
the one hand, requires communities vile and false national character 'all Greek'
suffering, whether suffering some dying, others 'suffering' enriching the backs of others.
On the other hand, alienating their "bottom" between them and undermines the spreading of
solidarity: "the crisis hit all Greek", even if some people have more in common with the
millions of unemployed and looted (eg) Spanish or Italian territory, than (for example)
with the Greek industrialists and shipowners.
And finally, turning the anger of the oppressed from the upper classes on their own: the
poorest and most exploited strata, migrants become the new "national enemies" (to follow
later more resisting or social groups) or enter the margin of the frame of social crisis
or demonized by various tricks, such as the Nazi ideology of collective responsibility.
The statements by the Finance Minister in 2011 put the new customs of a society ransacked,
"we are in a real war," blurring-often-nationalizing who is attacking whom. And when the
social / class warfare propagated as 'national', then society is called by him the enemy
to "engage" on the lines of militarism and promoted to be the main feature.
Militarism: prescription suppression and control ekpeitharchisis society
The military dimension of the crisis in terms of system has one wishful thinking: a
society subservient and systratefmeni the above commands, just as dictating political
leaders and the media. A "war of all against all" becoming increasingly "war among the
poor" (Cheers and bosses). The hordes of police forces in streets and squares, formal and
informal security battalions of supporters of Nazism, hunting immigrants, concentration
camps, fences and railings to borders and neighborhoods, the generalized fear it, the
political imperatives and SMEs "faith" and "obedience" in front of the scene of death
themselves erect. All this, combined with a thriving acceptance claiming physical
strength, discipline, chauvinism, intellectual poverty and misery of uniformity in one
segment of the population, are highlights of the new social model promoted. The army could
only play a central role in this model, as it is he working model of such a world. The
militant society is the proposal of a brutal system, at the risk of a rebellion society
will question it.
Systemic crisis and army
The inherent contradictions and crises of state / capitalist model form an environment
liquidity and systemic instability that intensifies the war-by all means-to the "bottom".
The military has always been a defender of sovereignty and opponent of struggles for
social emancipation. No sign indicates that this role will change to the current crisis.
The new military doctrine of the army: internal repression and policing
Capitalism ftochopoiontas societies of Western states, no illusions: States not only more
likely than other states, but also the liberation uprisings of their own nationals. So
organize their wars not only outside, but also inside. Systemic processes such as NATO
report ÂUrban Operations 2020Â (ÂMilitary Enterprises in Urban Terrain") is indicative.
The 'neutral' and 'defensive' Greek army, then, for years upgrading and organizing the
institutional and operational contribution to the suppression of "internal enemies",
police bodies on the side of every kind. The "New Strategic Concept of NATO 2020" provides
key guidance to national armies and militarist ideology of the present and future.
Targeted by stratokraton added-off "external enemies" - the so-called "asymmetric threats"
due to "social conflicts", "hardship", "upsurge of migration", "environmental disasters"
and "climate change" within Member NATO. In essence, the Greek army (already in
cooperation with Frontex policing and border migrants kills or participates as attacking
or occupying power in other states) is preparing to participate in the repression of the
games and the people within the Greek territory, together with the Greek police, the
European army (Eurogendfor) and joint NATO units located in every state of the "AllianceÂ
(Battle Groups-battle formation).
For Faith and ... bourgeoisie
The military industry is one of the largest and most profitable sectors of the
capitalist system. The armies have a leading role in accumulation, flow and capital
destruction, creation and overcoming crises (such as the global economic crisis of 1929,
which surpassed only by mobilizing the war industry and the outbreak of the Second World
War) , in war and peace: the equipment, operating costs, manufacturers of weapons and
weapons systems in a dance colossal economic fundamentals that determine both the fiscal
policy of states, and some incredibly profitable markets for private capital.
The Greek army is illustrative: a period of capitalist development had a central role in
the economy and the informal economy by managing tens of billions of euros (at least
officially), completely disproportionate compared to the relatively modest GDP of a small
state of the EU, like the notorious' risks "he had to face. While today, the "patron" of a
bankrupt society works to protect and strengthen domestic bosses, either through broader
geostrategic options (such as redistribution of NATO Libyan economy after the fall of the
Gaddafi regime and the Cypriot EEZ) or through implementation of neoliberal imperatives
for structural reconstruction.
These strategies virtuous continuously with neo-nationalist and militarist ideologies
promoted amid crisis. Moreover, it is interesting that this relationship is not confined
within the borders: the Greek stratokratismos (as the one of any other nation) not only
supported by Greek nationalism but also by their "opponents." And all together and
supported one another to the detriment of communities in every state and every nation ...
Denials are our lives
In the modern world, it is imperative for the "bottom" to generalize the denials whole
and for each item on the tyranny of 'top'. Our refusal to take proactive position, not
only in the present and in the future. We could never turn against the "bottom" against
people who are or will be in the streets of revolt against oppressed or impoverished
people (locals or those who just happened to be born on the other side of a border),
against people who migrate or starve her choices domination. There will never be able to
move to the side of our social and class enemy: the state and capitalism. So I think
equally unthinkable oppressed support package armed forces of the oppressors, to say the
lines are the real enemies. The army, police and any militaristic groups are the dominant
mechanisms. The borders are bloody gashes on the body of the planet. The generalization of
social denial is only beginning and will intensify as the oppressed know better
themselves, their class and their real enemies, and further, as the oppressed taking place
in the field of social / class struggle. Already, some first moves detect potential: the
enlarged social indiscipline in each measure thieving, mass refusal to pay the heightened
sygkrousiakotita street opposite to the patrons of the unjust, the growth of social
aversion to parties and mediators, the strengthening of the radical and without a guardian
ventures, horizontal assemblies and unemployed workers, the spreading of solidarity,
mutual aid and self-organization in social and political activities and in the
neighborhoods. And this is just the beginning.
Two worlds in conflict
As anarchist-anti-authoritarians, are not covered ourselves in any artificial community is
not defined by national illusions. In contrast, we claim our self-determination based on
individual and social choices, our struggles and our values ââof freedom, equality and
solidarity. Our bodies are not consumable materials for capitalist designs, sizes are not
measurable in any large or small national idea, there are no pawns militarism, no make up
no uniform mass, do not submit to "orders from above", not enclosed in any barracks. In
contrast, there are inseparable from our thoughts, our ideas, our consciousness, our
struggle for a society of freedom and not a prison society, a society of equals against
equals and not a society leaders and hierarchy, a society communities and not owners. We
condemn the identification and agelopoiisi, manipulation, alienation and cannibalism,
procedures that worships power to conjure useful citizens. We could therefore devote
ourselves to any quarterback in any minister, any nation, in any country, in the world of
Our world is one of solidarity, self-organization, resistors and antidomon. A world of
creativity and free expression of living processes and social relations, horizontal
assemblies in plazas, neighborhoods, auditoriums and squats. In the barracks we shut the
bosses, the militarist and fascist.
WE ARE NOT FOOD FOR WARS AND THEIR armies
PM not count nor in U.S.
Alexandros Karakostas / Costas Carras / Dimitris Niotis / Zechariah Ousoutzoglou / Lazarus
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