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(en) Greece, protaanka ac: It is not national mourning - It is not the unfortunate moment (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 17 Mar 2023 13:20:21 +0200

In the state death statistics thousands are the people who lose their lives and are classified as numbers without mentions and drumbeats. The news of their death is but a brief mention in the news bulletins and the report columns that is soon forgotten. Labor "accidents", deaths at the borders and the seas, suicides for class reasons, murders of immigrants in the A.T. they are just some of the examples of people who do not die as "heroes" and "national legends" but as "numbers" and "short news" that only a few and primarily those close to them remember. Sometimes there are those deaths that cannot be drowned in the numerical painlessness of state statistics, not because the state suddenly becomes "sensitive" but because its responsibilities cannot be covered up. And then the declaration of "national mourning", the mentions and the beating of the drums arise as the dirty means of washing away his responsibilities.

There are undeniably deaths from natural disasters with or without state responsibility. There are deaths from "human errors", from "unfortunate moments" and from "fatal coincidences". But there are also deaths that may well be defined as state and class crimes. The unspeakable tragedy that unfolded in Tempe is one such case, a premeditated crime that workers through their union bodies warned was only a matter of time before it happened. In fact, they saved not only the accident but also the "crocodile tears" of the politicians. No one can feign ignorance, and no one is morally and socially justified in placing the burden of blame on a single official when it comes to a crime with structural state responsibilities, treading on a long-standing strategy of devaluing resources and which miraculously had no has so far led to other deaths of workers and passengers in the numerous examples of "accidents" that had preceded it. It is certainly not enough even the pretentious and communicative resignations to appease the righteous social anger and the replacement of the persons in ministerial positions with the bourgeois politics itself and the capitalists staying on fire.

If something is certain and largely rooted in the consciousness of the social majority, even in a general way of accepting the situation, it is that the state, capitalists and governments are responsible for the deaths in Tempe. From the privatization of OSE beer in the context of the "first time left" memorandum commitments and Tsipras' triumphalisms at the time, to the statements of New Democracy officials such as e.g. of Hatzidakis, intertwined with anti-labor bills for the "sanitization" of the OSE thanks to the sale of the "most problematic business in Europe", the government and state responsibilities are a given and have been publicly assumed. The culprits are in parliament, in government positions and in capitalist companies. They have names and addresses. They are all those who, for the sake of profit, devalued every safety measure, left positions understaffed, abandoned the railways in medieval operating conditions while technological progress has reached unimaginable levels in a very short historical time.

In those wagons in which so many people of our class lost their lives and so many others are still ignored or gloating, it could be anyone of us. These lines of the sapiotrains of "neoliberal consolidation" are not used by those with wealth, power and positions, which is why mourning is not "national" but class, popular, social mourning, for our fellow human beings. If these bastards used them they wouldn't bump into each other, they wouldn't coordinate in that antiquated way, and popular instinct knows this all too well. The occupants would enjoy the safety of the journey amid the smell of caviar rather than the smell of burnt sheet metal amid screams, pain and the horror of death. The world of the state and the bourgeoisie and our world, the world of work, toil, uncertainty within this world but always full of hope youth are separated by blood. They are worlds irreconcilable, worlds in constant conflict, worlds at war until the final predominance of our own world, that of freedom, equality, social justice, mutual aid, anarchy.

Although times are difficult and our social, class and revolutionary ethics dictate immediate responses of outrage, we must say that against the systemically bounded dilemma between the neoliberal "small state" and the social democratic "bigger" state that is re-emerging, the our answer is clear: no state! The need to develop a plan for direct socializations of resources, services and means of production, not to erect "islands of freedom" but within a revolutionary program of overturning, is more urgent than ever. All for all, by us for us, only we ourselves can build the world on the buoy of our needs and desires, for the collective benefit and not the individual gains of the few.

We owe it to the dead of our class, to every lost fellow human being, to fight for a better world. Both directly claiming anything that will improve our living conditions and looking at the complete overthrow of the existing exploitative, oppressive and unjust world. Because, honor to our dead fellow human beings is the fight against the constant class crime and social injustices that result from this rotten, outdated system of capitalism and the state and not in any way its maintenance and perpetuation.

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