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(en) Greece, Thessaloniki Libertarian Initiative: REFLECTIVE POWER Wednesday 8/9 TO FACE FASMISM AND THE SYSTEM THAT GIVES IT AND NURSES IT [machine translation]

Date Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:23:41 +0300


On the evening of 17, on the morning of September 18, 2013, antifascist musician Paul Fyssas is murdered in Keratsini by the Nazi knife of G. Roupakia, an active member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Paul, defending his friends, faced up to the final fall of some 60 brazen fascists, in the presence of DIAS team-mates who remained spectators. This assassination came to be added to that of Shahzad Lukman a few months ago, which in turn was the culmination of hundreds of attacks, trumpets and beatings that the fascists had carried out in recent years. They targeted immigrants, lgbtq + individuals, trade unions and antifascists. They are also known for their incendiary action in migrant houses, places of worship as well as hangouts, squatters and places of struggle.

In the wake of the economic crisis, the growing social disapproval of the political system and the growing anti-immigration policies implemented by the state, a multifaceted movement of controversy has emerged, fueled by the December 2008 uprising, as well as by the pro-democracy movements. see indignant). So it was time for the ATHEX neo-Nazis, the organized paramilitary that always acted on the sidelines of political developments alongside the MAT squads, to be exploited by the state and the bosses, as yet another obstacle to popular struggles. and claims. Thus, since 2011, with the decisive help of the media, the "small" neo-Nazi gang of ATHEX. began to transform into a new "alternative" political party, to enter parliament a few months later. Yesterday's knife-wielding mobsters were "transformed" through parliamentary seats and state funding, parade through television panels everywhere, dropping their racist venom and beautifying lifestyle broadcasts. They were heroes with rebellious reports, supposedly helping defensive grandmothers, organizing hate speeches and blood donations for Greeks only.

At the same time that well-crafted journalistic propaganda consistently produced xenophobic reports that repeatedly featured fascists, they themselves in parliament were eager to prove to their bosses how useful they were. The "anti-system" ATHEX instead of cavalier cops, as he promised before he entered parliament, he voted in favor of shipowners' tax evasion, PAE debt relief, supported numerous privatizations (eg Agricultural Banking), public enterprises as well as public real estate (beaches, islands) , supported the layoffs of public and private workers and created informal "Greek-only" employment agencies with a daily wage of 15 €! All these striking examples have proved the role of ATHEX, which of course did not conflict with the big capital,

At the July 7, 2019, Golden Dawn elections, it did not get the required 3% to enter the House. The results of the closure of the millions of state funds the organization received were immediate for the "anti-systemic" ATHEX: the mice began jumping off the ship within days, with executives leaving and quarrels between them. they follow each other, but also with a wave of closures of their offices all over Greece (with the closure of even their headquarters in the Mediterranean!). What happened; It was simply the Nazi gang that played the role that power always attributes to the fascists of this world, when it "finds them dark" (that is, their assistance in the suppression of those who resist, while also contributing to the policies of class bloodshed) and its necessity. And, along with the necessity, was the Nazi group itself with all its decadent Persians. By 2019, with the movement in complete recession - Syriza has taken care of this, through the frustration that came after the supposed "hope" - with the right-wing / religious / nationalist / sprayed-on Greek Greeks, but also with the sharp shift of the ND. from the right to the far right, being a clear Nazi party in the House just doesn't need to. And so, just as he was empowered by power, he simply threw himself into the trash can when he did the job he was about to do. through the frustration that came after the supposed "hope" - with the far-right / religious / nationalist / sprayed "Greek Solution" in parliamentary seats, but also with the sharp shift of the ND. from the right to the far right, being a clear Nazi party in the House just doesn't need to. And so, just as he was empowered by power, he simply threw himself into the trash can when he did the job he was about to do. through the frustration that came after the supposed "hope" - with the far-right / religious / nationalist / sprayed "Hellenic Solution" in parliamentary seats, but also with the dramatic shift in New Democracy. from the right to the far right, being a clear Nazi party in the House just doesn't need to. And so, just as he was empowered by power, he simply threw himself into the trash can when he did the job he was about to do.

Let's go back to the assassination of antifascist Paul Fyssas in 2013. to act provocatively undisturbed for a long time, the murder of P. Fyssas caused the anger of the world to overflow and the anti-fascist movement to burst. The bourgeois political system, frightened by the massive antifascist-anti-racist reaction and with the tacit acceptance of the journalists who grew up fascist beast, imprisoned the fascists to calm the spirits. Shortly thereafter, the Nazi gang is massively released and the charges are dropped. The Golden Dawn trial is now coming to an end, with barely convictions and sometimes acquittals of senior executives or ordinary members who have proven to have committed assaults and killings against workers, immigrants and arson attacks, occupations and social spaces or were their guides (see Michaloliakos, Hagos, Panagiotaros, etc.) - with few exceptions, such as that of the "Workshop" case. The same courts that, without evidence, using the state's legal arsenal (Anti-Terrorism Act 187A, completely unreliable scientific methods of DNA identification, etc.), convict militants on long-term prison sentences, deplete our 18-month-old detainees without evidence and detainees. are the same courts that release fascists. And that doesn't surprise us at all. leveraging the state's legal arsenal (Anti-Terrorism Act 187A, completely unreliable scientific methods of DNA identification, etc.), convict militants on long-term prison sentences, exterminate 18-month-long pretrial detentions, and convict detainees themselves . And that doesn't surprise us at all. leveraging the state's legal arsenal (Anti-Terrorism Act 187A, completely unreliable scientific methods of DNA identification, etc.), convict militants on long-term prison sentences, exterminate 18-month-long pretrial detentions, and convict detainees themselves . And that doesn't surprise us at all.

In 2018 the situation has changed. The new media construction on which the spotlight was directed was no longer Golden Dawn, but rather frequent rallies for Macedonia. Within them the Golden Dawn, along with several other smaller or local Nazi regiments, played, of course, a pivotal role, not only in slogans and targeting, but also in taking over the operational arm of the rebels, with the tolerance of cops, "conflict" ( who really fell from the clouds with - once again - a friendly kick on the shoulders against the fascists who attacked the ECSC School and set fire to the Libertatia occupation on 21/1/18 or with the video clearly showing the cops leaving free it nationalists arrested on 8/9/18).

The resurgence of the Macedonian question was a rare opportunity for any nationalist and fascist group to take a position in public discourse and try to promote its murderous political plans. The nationalist rallies of January and February 2018, as well as those which - clearly more in common - followed in Thessaloniki and Athens respectively, served exactly that purpose. It became clear to even the most naive, that the supposedly anti-partisan and anti-political character of the rallies, which was so carefully advertised by the media, was merely a sheepskin under which the beast hid and as it turned out, it did not take him much to feel confident and reveal his real face. As such, the useful idiots were transformed into dangerous idiots. Just as power found its next crutch after ATHEX. which had now worn out in communication. With the nationalist rallies, the ideology of national unity has played a leading role, and the effects of the successful propaganda for it have survived to this day and we will probably live for many more years. Because "national unity", aimed at instilling reconciliation with class and social inequality and oppression, has been, is and will be one of the essential tools of power. Not only narrow nationalist circles, but almost all sovereignty, benefit from this, as the spread of nationalist venom fragments the social base and disorientates it from its real problems and interests, especially in times of capitalist crisis (characteristic of the banner "If you need bread and olive,

The end of the overall movement of the national trunk and its fascist fronts recorded a series of attacks by groups who came out of the rallies and returned to them: attacks on rally sites (Libertatia squad arson, attacks on the ESF School, Eleftheros). Self-managed Theater Front,), Jewish Holocaust Memorial and Jewish cemetery insults, attacks on immigrants or passers-by because they carry Muslim religious symbols, etc. It quickly became easy to see that the organized core of these rallies was the epitome of the black reaction, especially if we take into account the anti-Semitic actions they carried out, the chauvinist-racist rhetoric they uttered, generously embracing it with conspiracy theories of bottomless idiocy and obscurantist perceptions, as well as the anti-anarchist and anti-communist slogans they shouted. All of this merely complemented the total fascist (and thus the enemy of the proletarian masses) profile of the organized rally front, which was trying to take root in the public sphere. It is worth noting, however, that supporters of nationalism, as shaped by the rallies on the Macedonian question, were among other bourgeois parties seeking votes - and eventually found them - within a conservative, reactionary public, (see Russian diplomats' far-right and metropolitan bribery) and various pieces of local bourgeoisie, thus confirming, how out of this whole case the only really profitable ones are going to be the states and the capital on both sides of the border. A few months later, and after a series of nationalist "rallies" numbering from 100 to 200 each, it was now clear that the festival was coming to an end. The totally inhumane (barely 300,000 people, at the same time that thousands of anti-government / anti-capitalist rallies took place) nationalist "rally" for Macedonia held on the day of the 84th TIF on 07/09/2019, with the block of the Golden Dawn, with its leading executives (see Kassidiaris et al.) projecting on his head, was his tombstone. A few months later, and after a series of nationalist "rallies" numbering from 100 to 200 each, it was now clear that the festival was coming to an end. The totally inhumane (barely 300,000 people, at the same time that thousands of anti-government / anti-capitalist rallies took place) nationalist "rally" for Macedonia held on the day of the 84th TIF on 07/09/2019, with the block of the Golden Dawn, with its leading executives (see Kassidiaris et al.) projecting on his head, was his tombstone. A few months later, and after a series of nationalist "rallies" numbering from 100 to 200 each, it was now clear that the festival was coming to an end. The totally inhumane (barely 300,000 people, at the same time that thousands of anti-government / anti-capitalist rallies took place) nationalist "rally" for Macedonia held on the day of the 84th TIF on 07/09/2019, with the block of the Golden Dawn, with its leading executives (see Kassidiaris et al.) projecting on his head, was his tombstone.

The oppressed and the exploited have nothing to do with each other. Our oppressors are common and have the same name, regardless of their nationality, and they are the state and the capital. The only thing that nationalism manages to do is divide and disassociate them from the bottom up to make it easier for bosses, and that is precisely the service it offers to domination, which is why it is systematically promoted and planted on a social basis. We, for our part, will fight for the dissolution of any division on the body of the oppressed and exploited. So fight together with the oppressed and exploited of all countries to create a common transnational front that will raise barriers to nationalism and fascism, who will fight against the state and capital, who will shout that our bosses will not let us be separated by nationality, color, sexual orientation, gender, religion or any other dividing line. Who will fight for a one-state, one-class, one-nation society, for a free life.

Along with nationalism, we will fight to crush its most advanced form: fascism, every time it tries to lift its head. In this city we saw the various fascists trying to appear on the street on various occasions. The world of struggle, the exploited and the oppressed, all of whom have not forgotten the brutality of the historical past, must ostensibly intervene in any attempt to develop fascism and social cannibalism within the world of social base. We must crush fascism in all the social fields in which we move and live: on the streets, at work, in schools and schools, in our neighborhoods.

In response to reactionary and slavishly disciplined voices condemning violence wherever it originates, we respond that proletarian anti-violence is a means of social and class self-defense and counterattack, to prevent social conditions of generalized violence and coercion. It is a response of the oppressed to the oppressors.

We, as anti-fascist but also anti-capitalist (or anarchist), see fascism as the long hand of capital, whatever the reasons fascists invoke to get out of their hole and rally various racists, religious people. And that is why we do not separate our struggle against fascism with that of capitalism. Fascism, in essence, wants us to be slaves to the bosses. Fascism, as it aims to intensify the militarization of labor - and of society as a whole - and the capitalist condition of exemption, setting conditions of extermination on the "surplus" labor force. We have no illusion that the final blow to fascism will come through the legal hands of the state, since fascism is a weapon of the bourgeoisie itself. Nor do we have any illusion that the collapse of the Golden Dawn will mean the end of organized Nazi groups, or rather, of widespread social fascism. It is a trite mistake to view fascism from the bottom up as a manifestation of naivety and graphic art, or as something reprehensible, let alone defeated by outrage and indifference.

Fascism is the birth of this world of oppression, exploitation and exceptions. That is why he is treated in class terms, overturning the system that is rearing him and which he always serves. We will not leave our city happy with fascists and nationalists, however few they are, no matter how ridiculous they may be.

THIS PRECISION OF LAND TO Fascists

NO FACULTY ATTACK WILL REMAIN UNSOLVED

TO STRENGTHEN COLLECTIVE AND STRANGER, CLASSICAL RISKS AGAINST ULTIMATE ASSOCIATION OF URBAN ARMY

ANTI-FISCAL WAY:
TUESDAY 18/9/19, 18:00, KAMARA - we are
joining the common anti-fascist bloc-

Thessaloniki Freedom Initiative
(member of the Anarchist Federation)

lib_thess@hotmail.com
libertasalonica.wordpress.com
http://www.anarchist-federation.gr

Joint Call to Collections Freedom Initiative of Thessaloniki, Pueblo Anarchist Collective, Terra Incognita Occupation, ECSC. School, Western District Open Assembly, on Anti-Fascist March 18/9:

https://libertasalonica.wordpress.com/2019/09/16
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