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(en) alas barricadas: Greece, Exarchia prepares (ca) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:15:04 +0300

As we told you in a previous article , Mitsosakis made the eviction of all Exarchia part of his electoral campaign. We gather thanks to the testimonies of compas like Yannis Youlountas and members of Rouvikonas what is to come and how it is being noticed. ---- The police operation "Law and order" against Exarchia and Rouvikonas would be almost ready to be launched. The countdown is nearing its end (09/07) ---- According to the new minister of public order, Michalis Chrysochoidis, and the deputy minister in charge of penitentiary and penal policy, Lefteris Economou, the state's plan would be ready to attack the rebel neighborhood of Athens. A huge police device is being prepared with the MAT (the equivalent of the French CRS), DIAS fighters, intelligence officers, anti-terrorist teams and other units.The new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis wants his mandate to begin by launching a major coup, as quickly as possible, against the anarchists and the "hoods" who would be responsible for drug and arms trafficking in the capital. "Migrants" would be equally responsible for this situation according to television channels, more specifically "employed by anti-authoritarians" in a kind of "libertarian mafia and international center".

In short, a great paranoia in all media to justify the imminent offensive of the Greek state against one of the few bastions of self-management in Europe. A district of Exarchia that "gives very bad ideas to other places, for too long," especially in its resistance against police incursions. The new government has announced the imminent evacuation of all occupied places, regardless of the purpose of the squat, throughout the neighborhood, and numerous searches to look for drugs, weapons and other equipment used in struggles.

The main police commissioners say they are ready to intervene and some of their subordinates have even made a fuss on Facebook announcing their joy of going to harass anarchists and migrants. For example, Constable Konstantinos Iliopoulos said: "From tomorrow, shit anarchists and sons of bitches, we will be in Exarchia as if it were our house with the Delta force" (an infamous group of very violent people recruited from the most virulent extreme right) . The government also worries about the idea of classifying Rouvikonas as a terrorist organization, something its predecessors resigned a year ago 1 . " Definitely preventing the damage of Rouvikonas is the prime minister's priority"His spokesperson, K * Vox, his Exarchia headquarters, is in the crosshairs of this operation that could start any dawn.

It is difficult to say exactly when or how the raids will develop, but we expect a lot of violence from the MAT, eager to take revenge on this neighborhood that they have long hated and where the members of the anarchist movement find refuge. What is certain is that Exarchia will not let them get it and, above all, that it will be more difficult for them to maintain control of the neighborhood in the long term than to return to it. I will not say more here. Thank you for your support wherever it comes from: it must be said that once again a state wants to subdue an area of resistance, a laboratory of autonomy, self-management and libertarian experiences, but also a great alternative to host the sordid refugee camps. In other words, once again, the power wants to make the utopia disappear so as not to lose its imprint. Sooner or later it will be the power or us. Freedom or death Because capitalism and the authoritarian society lead us to stagnation in all aspects. Or this deadly society will continue to destroy the world, sooner or later or we will be liberated and save our lives or try something else. Of course, the next few days will be difficult and perhaps even tragic. Among the many policemen who will come to hunt us, beat us or stop us in the labyrinth of the neighborhood and its shadows, there will be neo-Nazis and other fascist bugs eager to make us suffer, to take revenge for the fall of Golden Dawn and simply to break to the left, the migrant , to the anarchist. But we are not afraid. We are not afraid of the present because we are already in tomorrow. We have another way of living together, in our heads and in our hearts, a world free of the horrors that disfigure it, a life without tyrants or servants. We do not resist for Exarchia, but for all: more than for a day, for all the others that we need to leave the political prehistory of humanity.


Yesterday, motorized police officers passed by the squatter of Notara 26 migrants (northwest corner of Exarcheia) and shouted to the comrades who were on duty: "the battles and the jail will arrive soon!"


It seems that instructions have been given to avoid any external communication other than that which media reporters will propagate in the coming days. For its part, Facebook has just deleted several pages of the Exarchia collectives, beginning with Rouvikonas for the second time.

Exarchia prepares to resist (13/07)

8:30 am in Athens. I go to bed, after several meetings and a night of guard in the squat of Notara26 with other solidarity and residents. EXARCHEIA IS PREPARED TO RESIST. Everyone is determined not to give in to the threats of the state that is about to attack. Several power outages today, including Notara26, confirm the proximity of the assault. The information reaches us. The policemen are preparing. The new government absolutely wants to get us on our knees as soon as possible. The whole neighborhood redoubles its suspicions. The many places and groups tighten their bonds to resist. Exarchia meets, thinks, organizes ... We may not stay long, but we will not give up without fighting. Thank you for all your support messages that warm our hearts. We are just a front line among others, between utopia and dystopia, because this authoritarian attack is global. But even if the power manages to destroy Exarcheia, which will not be easy, it will not be able, whatever happens, to erase its history.


On Friday morning, the employees of the state energy company cut electricity from the residential squatter for refugees and migrants. Note 26. According to these same employees, they were acting on orders from the police. We ask the activists of the social movement and solidarity to be alert. We request an open meeting this Saturday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m., SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!

# N26resist #ExarcheiaResist

Note to keep in mind: this is not the time to do revolutionary tourism, nor to take pictures in which people are identified (as happened five years ago, seeing strangers recording will automatically mean the destruction of the material) or to overwhelm questions to the activists who are preparing to defend a whole project of life.

Health and Revolution!

1 Something that we already have in "Love and the revolution", in 1:10:30

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