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(en) Freedom Initiative of Thessaloniki AF: NTUA intervention Attack on KEDEK (at BALKAN CENTER in Thermi) [VIDEO] [machine translation]

Date Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:26:47 +0200


The struggle against war, imperialism, capitalism is a task of the world working class. ---- "The war that is coming is not the first. Before him there were other wars. When the last one was over there were winners and losers. In those who were defeated, the poor people were starving. In the winners the poor people were dying the same. " ---- Bertolt Brecht ---- His war and threat have now become part of the daily vocabulary. Members of parliament, journalists, analysts are worried about him. He is also worried about workers, the unemployed, the young, after worrying about what is really going on. Regulatory propaganda is a necessary element for the ideological preparation and justification of any imperialist war. The aim is, of course, to form a majority of the people with the respective government, bourgeoisie, and "national interests" that are always identified with the interests of capital (local and foreign). To get to ours, it is no coincidence that we are bombarded every day for Turkey's unilaterally aggressive attitude, for our good allies, for NATO to defend Greek sovereign rights, the dreaded European Union that will support Greece and have ravaged the poor populations with the Euromemonians. It is astonishing that bourgeois propaganda is trying on the pretext of national unity to pull the social basis into the war machine. In the name of capitalist profit and the interests of multinational groups, they direct and prepare workers, students, the unemployed, immigrants, the poor for a possible war conflict. A conflict that for the oppressed has to bring only blood and tears. poor for a possible war conflict. A conflict that for the oppressed has to bring only blood and tears. poor for a possible war conflict. A conflict that for the oppressed has to bring only blood and tears.

On January 3, 2020, the US Air Force killed, after a missile attack on an unmanned aircraft, Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the second most powerful man in the Iranian government. In addition to Soleimani, Iraqi commander Abd Mahdi al-Muhandis and eight other Iraqi army officers were killed. It is a blatant crime, an act of state terrorism on the part of the US that threatens to spark a wider, devastating war in the region, endangering the lives of millions. Iran says it is considering 13 different retaliation scenarios and is launching an attack on US bases in Iraq. On Wednesday 8/1, the US-based Al-Asad base in western Iraq is attacked, as well as the base in Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Trump takes a stand and calls on Iran to negotiate as he threatens to bomb his cultural monuments. The whole planet is watching the horror developments on television and social media. All this is happening at the same time as social uprisings from France to Chile are underway.

The aggression of the American state stems from the economic decline of American capitalism in recent decades, its geopolitical and military counterattack that seeks to preserve its planetary gains. US military bases in other countries are officially "about 600", vastly outnumbered by their military competitors. However, we are not talking about attacking an all-powerful "empire", but about its decline and the struggle to create a new center of power and balance. We are not just going from a monopoly to a multipolar world, but to a bloody oligopoly of control of labor power, populations and capital flows. The US is negotiating with some other forces, so that they can be better placed in international imperialist competition. The modern military-economic correlation of forces avoids the prevalence of a "Great Imperialist power", promoting in contrast the superior transnational class cooperation vis-à-vis the enemy (given the difficulty of exacerbating socio-economic contradictions and foreign labor). working classes.

Suleyman's assassination of US imperialism - which in essence constitutes an informal declaration of war against Iran by the US - aims to hurt Iran's influence in the broader Middle East, and more to be pursued within its own and conflicts related to geostrategic, geopolitical and economic reasons for controlling energy and hydrocarbons, both oil and gas. In addition, until recently the military conflict between the US and Iran was characterized by an asymmetric conflict of local paramilitary mechanisms, which acted as proxies for these two forces. However, the US fears of losing control of the wells,

Yet another reason that pushes the US into a war with Iran is to control its energy and resources. It is noteworthy that a few days before the US invasion, on December 27, Iran, Russia and China began joint military exercises in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean. From a geopolitical point of view, the area where the joint exercises took place is very sensitive, as it comprises the Strait of Ormuz, which links the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. This 90 nautical mile long corridor is an extremely important place for trade, as 33% of liquefied natural gas and 25% of global oil consumption pass through this vital shipping channel for shipping connecting Middle Eastern oil producers with markets in Asia, Europe, North America and not only. These four days of training seem to suggest that China, Russia and Iran are forming a coalition in response to US claims that they will impose their control on the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Although US imperialism has spent $ 20 trillion over the past 20 years both for military occupation and for various operations in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, it is obvious that the ability of the United States to have the first priority for the region's natural resources has decreased. In addition, the Russian-Turkish bilateral agreement on control of northern Syria's territories and China's trade agreement with Iran have significantly affected US sanctions.

Greece is worried that it is not sitting with arms crossed trying to prevent a "Third World War". Tsipras in perfect cooperation with Obama, Mitsotakis in perfect cooperation with Trump. At a recent meeting of the two, K. Mitsotakis was clear, stating that the government was on the side of the US ("credible ally in a turbulent period"), seeking to deepen "strategic cooperation with the US", while justifying the assassination. Suleiman telling the Atlantic Council that "I understand that this decision was taken taking into account the US national interest"! And he stressed: "First, we are allies with the US. We stand by our allies in difficult times. " And "we had and still have very close ties to the Arab world, but we do not forget who our allies are and where we belong geopolitically. " The prime minister did not hesitate to make any commitments saying that Greece would buy the so-called American F-35s. It is interesting, of course, to consider how realistic Greece would be in co-production after Turkey's expulsion. The Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) had taken over the bottom of the cockpit as well as rocket launchers at the bottom of the spindle and wings. In total, 3 different basic parts on the spindle. However, another 8 Turkish companies have undertaken additional major production divisions, such as: Parts of the Electrotechnical Navigation System (ASELSAN), Parts of the Fokker Elmo, Parts of Engine (Alp Aviation), Cockpit Panoramic Screen (Ayesas), Parts of the fuselage on behalf of BAE Systems and Northrop (Mikes), Kale Aerospace, Pilot Training and Aircraft Maintenance Center (Havelsan), Pratt & Whitney Engine Mounting and Maintenance Center (Eskisehir Aviation Cluster). In total, the 937 pieces of Turkish origin for the F-35 are manufactured by 400 different small or large companies in the country. The question remains whether Greece can take Turkey's position. The answer, of course, remains negative, as Turkey's subcontracting project is large, while Greece's absorption of the project would be impossible, given the cost of at least 1.5-2 billion euros. Interestingly, however, the prime minister ignores the needs of society that is getting poorer every day and makes bold statements about investing in military equipment. It is worth adding here that recently OHIM, OHIM and FM have given the green light for the transfer of Greek Patriot to Saudi Arabia (essentially via the US).

Turkey's recent letter to the UN, claiming the entire Rhodes-Crete maritime zone, as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tripoli government in Libya (where civil war is waged) between the EEZ show them how dangerous the bourgeoisie's path of competition is. The Turkish state is trying at every opportunity to demonstrate military power, while formulating its plans in a very coup de jure. For its part, the Greek state is stepping up its US-Israeli-Egyptian-Cypriot offensive. In this way, it seeks to exclude Turkey, but also to create tension in the Ankara-Washington relationship. As mentioned above, the bourgeois bourgeoisie is exploiting the Exclusive Economic Zones, as mentioned above. These zones extend to a depth of 200 miles and have nothing to do with the maritime sovereignty zone. The purpose, of course, is to exploit them for multinational mining. The latest developments underline that competition in the Aegean and especially in the SE Mediterranean is unfair, exploitative and aggressive on both Greece and Turkey. In the dangerous "chess" of geopolitical movements played by the bourgeoisie of the region, the imperialists and the multinationals will eventually pay for the pawns, the only losers being the peoples, peace and the environment. The latest developments underline that competition in the Aegean and especially in the SE Mediterranean is unfair, exploitative and aggressive on both Greece and Turkey. In the dangerous "chess" of geopolitical movements played by the bourgeoisie of the region, the imperialists and the multinationals will eventually pay for the pawns, the only losers being the peoples, peace and the environment. The latest developments underline that competition in the Aegean and especially in the SE Mediterranean is unfair, exploitative and aggressive on both Greece and Turkey. In the dangerous "chess" of geopolitical movements played by the bourgeoisie of the region, the imperialists and the multinationals will eventually pay for the pawns, the only losers being the peoples, peace and the environment.

The reference to Libya was not accidental. Libya is the country with the largest oil reserves in Africa, while it ranks 9th in the world. In a critical and fragile period with open fronts for the major producers, namely Venezuela, Iran and Iraq, the Libyan case is of great interest, as it may lead to a further rise in oil prices. Indicative examples are the measurements taken the day before its ports were closed. Crude exports reached 1.3 million barrels per day, while oil stocks are estimated at 48.4 billion barrels. A bloody civil war is raging in Libya for a long time. The official Libyan government is in a civil war against the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) under the auspices of retired US-based general Khalifa Haftar, who now controls 80% of the country. Beyond its huge reserves, Libya is a focal point for many trade routes in the Mediterranean. Its destabilization has paved the way for foreign states - including Turkey - to rush into the divided country. Since the Gaddafi era, many Turkish companies have been operating in Libya. Turkish activity was seen in many large projects, and even in the period of civil war, Turkish construction companies did not cease to play an important role in Tripoli. For Haftar, Turkey's presence is a thorn. In areas under its control, commercial flights from Turkey have been banned, he has banned Turkish ships from anchoring on the Libyan coast while threatening arrest warrants for Turkish citizens. For several hours Haftar's forces had captured six Turks, but were released after pressure from Ankara. Turkey's involvement in Libya also has an ideological dimension. General Haftar is backed by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, states that have the Muslim Brotherhood as a common enemy. Turkey supported groups close to the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya's civil war that led to Gaddafi's downfall. Of course we must not forget that Turkey is not confined there, under international law gives the Libyan government legitimate weapons. At the same time, Turkey's moves in Libya also relate to natural gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, activities the EU considers illegal. Erdogan has rushed to send forces without the approval of the Turkish parliament. It uses civilian aircraft flying within FIR Athens, south of Crete. Egypt's aviation had taken off F-16s, which were found by Turkish civilian aircraft. Turkey's involvement in the hot issue of Libya is almost certain to further escalate tensions. Erdogan has rushed to send forces without the approval of the Turkish parliament. It uses civilian aircraft flying within FIR Athens, south of Crete. Egypt's aviation had taken off F-16s, which were found by Turkish civilian aircraft. Turkey's involvement in the hot issue of Libya is almost certain to further escalate tensions. Erdogan has rushed to send forces without the approval of the Turkish parliament. It uses civilian aircraft flying within FIR Athens, south of Crete. Egypt's aviation had taken off F-16s, which were found by Turkish civilian aircraft. Turkey's involvement in the hot issue of Libya is almost certain to further escalate tensions.

Following the statements by N. Dendia, Greece is ready to get involved in the Libyan front. He pointed out that "Greece is ready to help the next day in Libya. Either with the participation of those forces needed for a truce, or with the participation of Greek forces in the European arms embargo and mercenary transfer to Libya. " In the already warm Greek-Turkish climate, the signing of the interstate agreement on the EastMed pipeline in Athens has caused anger in Ankara. Statements by Turkish Vice President Fuat Okay clearly demonstrate that transnational relations are literally on a tight rope. "There are games against us that aim to not be able to put our feet in the water, not be able to throw a long line. We are there to destroy them, "the Turkish vice president said in an indirect reference to EastMed on Wednesday, claiming that Ankara disrupted the game in the Eastern Mediterranean. "Whoever participates, no project in the region that excludes Turkey has a chance of success," he said. He added: "There is a map that Greece is bringing to the agenda. Step by step ... They think that Turkey is only inland, Turkey is not only inland, Turkey is a country that is watching the developments minute by minute, both inland and abroad, but also with its neighbors. So we watched the developments very carefully, and we continue to do so. We said we would not allow these. But as we say this, we add that, whatever the outcome. We have experienced this in the past. If there is a risk, we will take it, we will do whatever it takes. " So it becomes clear from the above that the criticality of the period has hit red. The answer should be the establishment of a frontal-class-transnationalist-anti-imperialist-anti-war movement in Greece and Turkey that will put an end to the nation-state and capitalist schemes. We, the oppressed and exploited, have nothing to separate from each other. We must, therefore, unite in the defense of our common class interests and coordinate the counterattack. The answer should be the establishment of a frontal-class-transnationalist-anti-imperialist-anti-war movement in Greece and Turkey that will put an end to the nation-state and capitalist schemes. We, the oppressed and exploited, have nothing to separate from each other. We must, therefore, unite in the defense of our common class interests and coordinate the counterattack. The answer should be the establishment of a frontal-class-transnationalist-anti-imperialist-anti-war movement in Greece and Turkey that will put an end to the nation-state and capitalist schemes. We, the oppressed and exploited, have nothing to separate from each other. We must, therefore, unite in the defense of our common class interests and coordinate the counterattack.

As with all modern-day military doctrines of the developed capitalist countries, as in the 2014 Greek Army Land Doctrine - as a theory of war of the Greek state - the classic military dipole attack / defense has been replaced by the national defense plan. any threat. The Greek doctrine of 2014 makes particular reference to the links between academic institutions and the military in the development of research and technology in various fields. This is in line with the forthcoming establishment of the National Defense University, in 2020, whose main objective will be to support defense research and technology in collaboration with Greek and international universities and research institutes. HEIs have played an important role in the war and the work they do is long term. They produce a theory of Greek-Turkish competition, propagate EEZs and claim energy, but are also involved organically with oil companies appearing as sponsors! Our central slogans may be "Research for the needs of society and not the market", "Companies outside the universities", but both the Syrian government and the New Democracy have a different view. In the name of pharmaceutical companies and war companies, research is being carried out within the university campus of the Aristotle University in order not to meet the needs of the people, but to maximize the use of the student-research potential and the university infrastructure by large corporations. The culmination was the creation of the unmanned aerial vehicle (RX-3 drone) created by the AUTH research team in collaboration with the Democritus University of Thrace. The Navy and the Armed Forces were already interested in expressing their interest.[Color = # 9900cc]. This drone can withstand up to 8 beaufort, making it easy to take off even frigates. It weighs 250kg and can lift a "useful" load of 50kg. Directly involved is KEDEK (Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation AUTH) located at the Balkan Center in Thermi (buildings A and B). Coordinator of the UAV-iRC team (the head of the Unmanned Aerodynamic Planning Team, which already has three unmanned aerial vehicles on its assets. Her work has attracted the interest of companies and, ultimately, the government, which has shown an interest in integrating such vehicles into its design. This interest was expressed by the Minister of National Defense, Nikos Panagiotopoulos himself, who had stated a few days before the Parliament's step that "by exploiting the talent and ingenuity of the AUTH research team, our European funding opportunities, our defense industry and with a specific timetable, we will soon have the Greek UAV. " The team has already begun preparing a new drone (the RX-4), which will weigh just four pounds, will take off and then be able to fly horizontally. " This enables it to be exploited in many areas, in addition to others, such as agriculture, mapping and even the armed forces. KEDEK's programs are 100% funded by entrepreneurs and business groups whose aim is not, of course, to improve the living standards of the majority, but to satisfy their private interests. To avoid any misunderstanding, these drones are not the everyday "remotely operated" aircraft we buy from the stores. They are, in essence, small "planes", a fixed wing as they are called, that have an engine and all the configuration of an aircraft, simply called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. As much as they want to mislead us, we know well what the real truth is about drones. It's a multi-billion dollar industry, which once again topped the world stage, when days ago UAVs achieved their goal and destroyed Saudi Aramco's oil production and processing facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, at the recent military parade in China, analysts first and foremost dealt with three new high-level drones, characterized by either stealth or high-speed features. And all this in just the last 15 days, at the level of high-quality Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, an industry whose size Telegraph has estimated at $ 127 billion. It is no surprise to us that tomorrow the Greek drones are a tool of the military mission of a national, civilian army. Probably one of them may be found against us at some demonstration, where we will fight for our needs and our lives as a whole. At the same time as the social base grows more and more agonizing, at the same time that our universities are being destroyed by underfunding, capital is getting the opportunity to literally get out of the scrap fly. Using the flexible and cheap workforce of the students themselves, that is, private capital does research and creates programs in order to, of course, accomplish the "dirty work" of the army, police, pharmaceuticals. KEDEK is undoubtedly responsible for this direction. There are other cases along with KEDEK. Specifically, for the NTU have in recent years launched a series of programs for the army and police, co-financed by the EU to monitor its borders, such as Jason, Poseidon and Ranger (the latter being blocked by collegiate races and ), as well as a program for the surveillance of the Evros fence. Perhaps not coincidentally, in the current context, five new research programs emerged at the same time: Andromeda, Ingenious, Prevision, ICRS, which serve military and repressive purposes and are funded or co-financed by their respective agencies, as well as the research organization S, of immigrants (s). We fight on our part, so that research is solely for the satisfaction of social needs, always away from the military, police and any repressive mechanism of the state and bosses. We have to understand that for the war machine the proletarians and the proletarians are always consumable. An indispensable component to putting a brake on death plans is the connection and class convergence of the student-worker movement. On the basis of anti-war pretexts, we should voice and practice: "We do not fight for their interests, we fight for our needs", "Outside the Army, NATO and the War Industries from the Universities"! We have to understand that for the war machine the proletarians and the proletarians are always consumable. An indispensable component to putting a brake on death plans is the connection and class convergence of the student-worker movement. On the basis of anti-war pretexts, we should voice and practice: "We do not fight for their interests, we fight for our needs", "Outside the Army, NATO and the War Industries from the Universities"! We have to understand that for the war machine the proletarians and the proletarians are always consumable. An indispensable component to putting a brake on death plans is the connection and class convergence of the student-worker movement. On the basis of anti-war pretexts to make a murmur and do the following: "We are not fighting for their interests, we are fighting for our needs", "Outside the Army, NATO and the War Industries from the Universities"!

In the event of war, the world proletariat will be the one that will be forced to move the war machines of the capitalists by paying the price with the lives of people in our class. The clouds of a generalized war seem to thicken and the involvement of the Greek state in NATO's military plans is deepening. The more imperialist the rivalries become, the more the bourgeoisie will look to the future of their working classes, especially as they continue to thicken the clouds of an impending war that will serve only the interests of the capitalists. In the face of this cruel and bloody prospect for the people, the proletarians of all countries must unite on the basis of our community of material interests and direct our efforts to establish and strengthen a class, anti-war, internationalist movement against states and capital. Let's face it that we are not going to fight for the profits of the bosses, that we are not going to eat with our class brothers, because we are on the same side of the class barricade. Only if we coordinate and internationally attack capitalism can we pave the way for universal human emancipation. that we are not going to eat with our class brothers, because we are on the same side of the class barricade. Only if we coordinate and internationally attack capitalism can we pave the way for universal human emancipation. that we are not going to eat with our class brothers, because we are on the same side of the class barricade. Only if we coordinate and internationally attack capitalism can we pave the way for universal human emancipation.

In the context of the empowerment and establishment of a mass anti-war and anti-imperialist movement, which will be strategically aligned on the foundations of proletarian internationalism and the anti-capitalist and counter-revolutionary struggle, we call for the mobilization of anti-mining and anti-mining operations 13: February 18:00 at the Holocaust Memorial (Victory Avenue with Venizelos).

AGAINST WAR AND IMPERIALISM

OUT BUSINESS UNIVERSITIES
RESEARCH FOR THE NEEDS OF SOCIETY AND NO MARKET

NO WAR BETWEEN PEOPLE, NO PEACE BETWEEN CLASSES

CLASS, international solidarity BETWEEN LAND WHERE oppressed and exploited

FIGHT FOR STRUCTURE
OF THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POWER OF CHAPTER
ON FREEDOM COMMUNISM

Freedom Initiative of Thessaloniki (member of the Anarchist Federation)
lib_thess@hotmail.com

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