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(en) Greece, anarchist collectivity Omikron72 APO-OS --- POVERTY, EXCURSION AND CALIBRATION THIS IS THE STATE AND CAPITALISM [machine translation]

Date Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:18:28 +0300

On Friday, September 21, Zak Kostopoulos resorts and then trapped in the shop of Cleopatractor E. Dimopoulos Di Angelo in the center of Athens, in Omonia. In his desperate attempt to get out of the way, and while he is obviously in a bad physical condition - when he is between the broken glasses of the shop window and after he manages to get out of the bay, he accepts murderous head blows from his owner Di Angelo and an owner of an adjacent store, Athanasios Hortaria, who is also a well-known executive of the far-right organization "Patriotic Front". After the first round of violent beating has ended and while Jacques tries to get up and escape in an even worse physical and mental state, receives clubs and kicks from the DIAS cops and then, dying dead, is tied with handcuffs. After a while, Jacques will die while being transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Jacques Kostopoulos was an active member of the community and was known for his struggle against the world of patriarchy, gender discrimination and homophobia, and his struggle against stigmatization of HIV positive individuals.

From the first moment of the wild assassination, the media hastened to distort the reality, to justify the lynching and taking the role of a judge to acquit the shop owners and the cops. By attacking the labels of a seropositive drug addict, a homosexual, a homosexual and a bandit, they tried to create the profile of a person who is a public danger, a man who, as he deviates from sovereign social standards, exacerbates intolerance and racism, deserves his death. In this way, they attempt to legitimize socially the assassination, since the defense of private property, as the supreme good, can even reach the killing of an "aspiring bandit", while at the same time hierarchy and devaluation of human life.


Social discrimination and stereotypes are products of the state-capitalist system and their reproduction is exacerbated or diminished according to their needs. Power impose social standards - which is formulated on the basis of idealized social, religious, gender, sexual roles - thereby creating standardized behavioral patterns from which those who deviate (migrants, homosexuals, homeless, mentally ill , addicted (s), etc.), unable or unwilling to integrate into the imposed lifestyle, demonized, repressed and marginalized. This is a steady way of sovereignty to reproduce and expand, spreading the hierarchy and inequalities in the social field,

In a situation of generalized systemic crisis, where poverty and misery are constantly intensifying and life and dignity are being constantly underestimated, social cannibalism, namely the dominance of the law of the jungle, the violence and the unceasing war of all against all the lower social strata , is a treat that is ruthlessly promoted by the above through the diffusion of the ideation that lead to survival by all means, individualization and competition.

From our point of view, what we have to do is turn the accumulated indignation and hatred into anger that turns against everything that preserves and reproduces power relations and perpetuates oppression and exploitation, thereby demonstrating the real responsible for the looting and devaluation of our lives. And it is our duty, as struggling, anarchist, to support the uninterrupted and uninvolved struggles against exclusion and marginalization, without seeking complete identities with the subjects that carry it out. Just as it is our duty not to put our stone in the reproduction of subtle separations and dangerous and distorted generalizations that are directed against the whole of society.

Faced with the dominance of personalization and competition, oppose collectivisation and solidarity by breaking the vernacular divisions that the exploited individuals want and each of them to the dominant economic and political elite. We must not allow cannibalism and social wisdom to dominate our cities. Our response to this treaty must be to promote the vision of a collective life by putting solidarity and mutual aid as a condition. Through self-organized social and class struggles, we can resist the constant devaluation of our lives and strive for a society of equality, freedom and solidarity.






anarchist collectivity Omikron72 | Member of APO-OS
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