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(en) Greece, Announcement regarding the attempted operation of the Messochora Y / Y dam and the struggle against the destruction of the river Acheloos. By APO (gr) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:54:38 +0300

Announcement of the Anarchist Political Organization on the attempted operation of the Messochora Y / Y dam and the struggle against the destruction of the Acheloos River. ---- The widespread destruction and plunder of the natural world at global level, with incalculable consequences for the entire planet, is the result of the wild and long-standing attack of the state and capitalism on exploitation and dominance in nature and human societies. Forest deforestation, pollution of the seas, melting of polar ice, climate change, greenhouse effect, shrinking biodiversity and the disappearance of a number of animal species are just a few of the overall marginal environmental crisis created by the state- Capitalist aggression. As far as Greece is concerned, this attack has escalated in recent years, with a number of disastrous, small and large projects, both in the countryside and in the cities. From Parnitha and Giona to the Northwest.

The case of dams and the diversion of the River Acheloos is an election commitment of all governments and ardent desire of the local capital, landowners and local actors of Thessaly from the '60s onwards. The completion of Pharaonic projects on the Acheloos Valley and the region of southern Pindos will lead to the final destruction of the river throughout its length, from the upper reaches of the southern Pindos, caging mountain valleys, natural ecosystems and human settlements (such as village Mesochora) in the mud of artificial reservoirs PPC until the vulnerable delta estuary of the Ionian Sea where unique wetlands formed.

Since the late 1980s, when the first pharaoh docks of PPC and diversion projects were being built, local residents showed no willingness to allow the destruction of their land and chose the decent road of resistance. It is characteristic that on May 30, 1990, residents of Mesochora occupied the huge dam of 150m of PPC, which threatened their village with extinction, and collided with the MATs.

Over the last decade, the work has been shaken at the central political level, and the resistances against the destruction of the river and the local community have also been rekindled. A series of political and social initiatives, ecological organizations and collectives have publicly expressed themselves against the dams and the attempted diversion of the river, conducting a multi-faceted struggle, at present setting up docks in the catastrophic upsurge of state and capital. The Independent Meeting of the Struggle Against the Dams and the Deviation of the Acheloos River was created in August 07, the mobilizations in Mesochora and continues today thanks to the disposal many fighters continue to resist largest development project for water management in Greece, with kinematic and self-organized features. Therefore, having the perception that the struggle should be conducted at the point where the disaster occurred the same every summer organized multi-day mobilization in Mesochora events and interventions demonstration in PPC dam and area tours.

Today, the operation of the works and the development of the struggle itself against the dams and the deflection of the river are at a marginal point. This is because the SYRIZA-ANEL government, fully aligned with the neo-liberal antisocial plundering policies of the natural world and the world of work, imposed by all previous governments, the EU and the IMF, which includes the completion of the Y / N projects and Their privatization, has completed the decommissioning procedures of the Messochora Y / Y dam from the total project of diversion, which has been temporarily blocked by the State Council so that it can operate immediately and independently.

As Anarchist Political Organization-Federation of Collectivities, we are hostile to any state-capitalist intervention in the physical world. That is, in any operation that aims to speculatively exploit it, pillaging and destroying it. Even when this intervention appears as an alternative, "green", sustainable, etc., it serves the same speculative perception of the natural world, expanding its control and exploitation in new fields, renewing the ideological framework of capitalist development and perpetuation The system of sovereignty of the state and capital on nature and man.

We stand firmly against the aggression of the state and capital, the PPC and the major construction companies that are launching the destruction of Acheloos and the local communities. We do not have illusions of landscaping the state-capitalist system of organizing society and trusting in the institutions that have been systematically cultivated by local actors and the ruling party that is currently taking initiatives to complete the disaster.

We support the mobilization of the Independent Match Meeting, realizing that the self-organized and uninterrupted struggle from the bottom is the only realistic prospect today to defend the natural world and society in general. This struggle must today, more than ever, strengthen the streets, expand socially, radicalize, and embrace all the individual resistances that arise at various points where state-capitalist aggression is emerging, setting a march against the growth drive , To a central choice of power, such as that of the dams and the deflection of the Acheloos River.




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