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Archive for Dezember 2008

Vermischtes

Posted by entdinglichung - 31. Dezember 2008

1.) 25 Jahre Internationales Büro für die Revolutionäre Partei (IBRP) … bei allen Differenzen einen herzliches Happy Birthday! an die wohl am wenigsten sektiererische linkskommunistische Strömung aus der Tradition der italienischen Linken:

„Das Büro existiert nunmehr 25 Jahre. Lange genug, um eine Bilanz zu ziehen und zu versuchen die Stärken und das Erreichte, vor allem aber die Schwächen und Begrenzungen herauszuarbeiten. Wir beabsichtigen nicht, unsere 25jährige Existenz mit großen Feierlichkeiten zu begehen. Vielmehr sehen wir es als unsere Aufgabe als Revolutionäre, die immer komplexere Realität des Kapitalismus zu analysieren und gleichzeitig zu versuchen als ein politischer Bezugspunkt für die immer mehr unter Druck geratene internationale Arbeiterklasse zu fungieren. Eine revolutionäre Avantgarde, die ihre eigenen Erfahrungen nicht kritisch hinterfragt ist dieses Namens nicht wert und wird unweigerlich durch die widersprüchlichen Dynamiken des Kapitalismus hinweggefegt werden.“

2. Zwei neue Texte auf On the Greek Riots: Burn baby, burn! A love letter to Athens sowie International Electronic Civil Disobedience in Solidarity with Greek Anarchists, letzterer ruft zu folgendem auf:

„We will be attacking the websites of the Greek Police and the Prime Minister. They are directly responsible and we will directly respond. They will no longer be able to spread their lies to the media about what is going on in the streets.“

3.) All change please zum anhaltenden Studistreik in Barcelona gegen den „Bologna-Prozess“:

„In Barcelona wehren sich Studierende, Professoren und Unibeschäftigte gemeinsam gegen ein Abkommen, welches das Recht auf öffentliche Bildung schädigt, eine Verschlechterung der Lebens- und Arbeitsverhältnisse aller an der Uni bedeutet und Forschung auf die Nützlichkeit für private Rentabilität reduziert.“

4.) Aus einem Aufruf des Workers Advice Centers (WAC-MAAN) aus Israel zum derzeitigen Krieg:

„WAC-MAAN opposes the war on Gaza and calls for an immediate cease fire. After the war ends, we know, hundreds of thousands on both sides of the border will remain poor and unemployed. Palestinian workers are shut jobless behind the separation wall, while their families languish in poverty and hunger. Israeli workers, for their part, are starting to feel the pinch of the global financial crisis, with higher levels of unemployment and further attacks on earlier social gains.“

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Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008)

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. Dezember 2008

Misty:

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Zur Situation in Palästina und Israel

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. Dezember 2008

Hierzu nur soviel: Der ganze Wahnsinn, der derzeit dort abläuft muss sofort gestoppt werden … was nur im Bruch mit nationalistischen, national-religiösen und religiös-fundamentalistischen Ideologien funktionieren wird, eine Lösung des Nahostkonfliktes wird nur jenseits von und gegen religiösem Fundamentalismus, Nationalismus, Kapital und Patriarchat möglich und durchsetzbar sein (worauf die Organization for Democratic Action (ODA) bspw. mit ihren programmatischen Leitsätzen zur nächsten Knesstwahl hinarbeitet). Desweiteren sei hier noch auf ein Statement von Yacov Ben Efrat von der ODA, ein Bericht von Shlomo Anker auf The Commune sowie Berichte über derzeitige Demonstrationen in Israel auf Socialist Blog News und Solidarité Ouvrière hingewiesen.

Fernsehbilder von einer Antikriegsdemonstration in Tel Aviv, 26.12. 2008

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Solidarität mit Constantina Cuneva!

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. Dezember 2008

Unbekannte (Faschos? Bullen? Paras? vom Unternehmen angeheuerte Killer?) haben am 23. Dezember einen lebensbedrohenden Säureanschlag in Athen auf die Genossin Constantina Cuneva verübt. Constantina Cuneva ist die Vorsitzende der klassenkämpferischen unabhängigen Gewerkschaft der Reinigungskräfte und Haushaltshilfen in der Region Athen, welche die Rechte von häufig migrierten und prekär beschäftigten ArbeiterInnen im Reinigungsgewerbe u.a. in den Unternehmen des ÖPNV in vertritt. Mittlerweile ist Constantina Cuneva, welche aus Bulgarien stammt, ausser Lebensgefahr, ob ihr Augenlicht wiederhergestellt werden kann ist momentan unklar. Nachfolgend dokumentiert ein Bericht und Spendenaufruf von der Seite der FAU-IAA, weitere Artikel zum Angriff auf Constantina Cuneva findet mensch auf Indymedia und ESSF (englisch):

In Absprache mit GenossInnen in Athen hat die FAU-Frankfurt ein Solidaritätskonto für Constantina Cuneva eingerichtet:

FAU
FRASPA
BLZ 500 502 01
Kto 107 996 696

Verwendungszweck: Constantina

Mordanschlag auf unabhängige Gewerkschafterin in Athen

Am 23.12. wurde die kämpferische Gewerkschafterin Constantina Cuneva das Opfer eines feigen Mordanschlags in Athen. Constantina Cuneva ist die Vorsitzende des unabhängigen Syndikats der Reinigungskräfte und Haushaltshilfen im Großraum Athen. Am Abend des 23.12. lauerten ihr auf dem Nachhauseweg von der Arbeit vor ihrer Haustür im Athener Stadtteil Petrálona Unbekannte auf und verübten einen Säureanschlag mit Vitriol auf sie. In komatösem und lebensbedrohendem Zustand wurde sie ins Krankenhaus Evangelimós eingeliefert und wird seitdem dort auf der Intensivstation behandelt. Die sofort benachrichtigte Polizei brauchte über eine Stunde um am Tatort zu erscheinen.

Mittlerweile (27.12.) scheint Constantina außer Lebensgefahr zu sein, sie wird jedoch schwere Verletzungen im Gesicht und an den Schultern davontragen. Noch ist unklar, ob sie ihr Augenlicht (vollständig) wiedererlangen wird. Momentan kann sie nur Schatten erkennen und leidet unter schwerer Atemnot.

Obwohl noch unklar ist wer die Täter des Mordanschlages waren, deutet vieles auf eine Auftragstat von Arbeitgeberseite hin, da sich ihr kämpferisches Syndikat seit Jahren in arbeitsrechtlichen Auseinandersetzungen gegen die systematische Verletzung der ArbeitnehmerInnenrechte durch das Reinigungsunternehmen OIKOMET des Unternehmers und bekannten PASOK-Mitklieds Níkos Oikonomáki befindet. Erst vor einer Woche hatte sie die vollständige Auszahlung des Weihnachtsgeldes für sich und ihre KollegInnen eingefordert. Ihre Mutter wurde von OIKOMET entlassen, sie selbst strafversetzt. Aufgrund ihres Widerspruchs war für den 5.1.09 vor dem Arbeitsgericht Athen ein Schiedstermin anberaumt.
Mitverantwortung trifft die beiden staatlichen Betriebe EBO (Griechische Wagonbauindustrie) und ISAP (Elektrische Straßenbahnen Athen-Piräus), für die OIKOMET als Subunternehmen tätig ist und die den wiederholten öffentlichen Beschwerden des Syndikats genauso mit Desinteresse begegneten wie die Verantwortlichen des Transport- und des Arbeitsministeriums. OIKOMET beschäftigt offiziell 800 ArbeiterInnen – fast alle sind Migrantinnen – und ist als Generalunternehmer für die Reinigung der ISAP-Wagons und U-Bahnhöfe zuständig.

Weder von staatlicher Seite noch der GSEE (Allgemeiner Griechischer Gewerkschaftsbund) gibt es bisher Stellungnahmen zu dem Anschlag.
Die UnterstützerInnen von Constantina betonen, dass sich der Mordanschlag nicht nur gegen eine widerständische Gewerkschafterin richtet. Als ebenso bedeutend wird die rassistische Komponente gewertet, da Constantina Cuneva als bulgarische Migrantin eine von zehntausenden ausländischen Arbeitskräften ist, die unter menschenunwürdigen Bedingungen vor allem in Reinigungsfirmen ausgebeutet werden. Der Anschlag zeige, wie gefährlich die Bosse werden, wenn die von ihnen Ausgebeuteten beginnen sich unabhängig von bürokratischen Gewerkschaften zu organisieren.

Constantina und ihre MitstreiterInnen des Syndikats hatten sich unter anderem aktiv an den Vollversammlungen der aufständischen ArbeiterInnen während der Besetzung der GSEE-Zentrale in Athen beteiligt.

Am 26.12. versammelten sich um 15 Uhr ca. 200 solidarische Menschen vor dem Krankenhaus Evangelismós. Es handelte sich um AnarchistInnen, Linksradikale, unabhängige GewerkschafterInnen, Mitglieder von SYRIZA (Allianz der radikalen Linken) und ArbeitskollegInnen von Constantina. Eine Kollegin hielt eine kurze Rede und informierte über den Kampf des Syndikats in den letzten Jahren. Ein Transparent mit der Aufschrift: „Constantina du bist nicht alleine – der Terror der Arbeitgeber wird nicht siegen!“, drückte die Solidarität der Versammelten aus. Spontan wurden 1400,- Euro für Constantina, die alleinerziehende Mutter ist, gesammelt.

Heute (am 27.12.) besetzten AktivistInnen und solidarische ArbeiterInnen um 13 Uhr das Zentralgebäude der ISAP in Athen und laden für 20 Uhr zu einer offenen Vollversammlung im besetzten Gebäude ein. Ziel ist die Unterstützung des Kampfes der ArbeiterInnen des Syndikats der Reinigungskräfte und Haushaltshilfen Athens und die persönliche Unterstützung von Constantina Cuneva.

Eine der Hauptforderungen des Syndikats war seit Jahren die Aufnahme des Berufs in der Kategorie der „schweren und gesundheitsschädlichen Berufe“, was u.a. zu höheren Löhnen, früherem Renteneintritt und höheren Renten führt. Als „schwer und gesundheitsschädlich“ wird ihre Arbeit nur bei einer täglichen Arbeitszeit von sechs Stunden (wöchentlich 30 Stunden) anerkannt. Alle ArbeiterInnen bei OIKOMET erhalten jedoch nur Arbeitsverträge über fünfeinhalb Stunden pro Tag um unterhalb der erforderlichen 30 Wochenstunden zu bleiben.

Am 28.12. beteiligten sich 500 solidarische Menschen an einer Demonstration vom besetzten ISAP-Zentralgebäude zum Krankenhaus Evangelismós in dem Constantina noch immer auf der Intensivstation behandelt wird. Redner machten deutlich, dass die Täter ihr Ziel – nämlich die kämpferischen Frauen des Reinigungssyndikats zur Aufgabe zu zwingen – nicht erreichen werden. Wer eine von uns angreift – bekommt Ärger mit uns allen!
Zur Unterstützung von Constantina werden dringend Spendengelder benötigt!
Für den 30.12. ist eine Kundgebung des Syndikats vor dem ISAP-Gebäude in Piräus angekündigt!

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Ausschluß afghanischer und irakischer MigrantInnen vom iranischen Arbeitsmarkt

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. Dezember 2008

Quelle: Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network (IWSN):

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Hundreds of thousands of Afghan workers banned from working in Iran

Earlier this year the Iranian regime’s authorities announced that thousands of Afghan workers who needed work permits to work in Iran, because they do not have passports, will not be allowed to work from the beginning of the Iranian month of Shahrivar (22 August 2008).

In early November Mohammad-Hossein Salehi Maram, the General Secretary of the Foreign Citizens‘ Employment [Office] of the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, said that 310,000 Afghan workers, whose passports have expired, need to renew their passports at the Afghan embassy before they can get work permits. He added that if the Afghan workers cannot resolve their passport problems then it will be difficult for them to get work permits.

The authorities claim that Afghan workers had been given the opportunity to get their documents and identity papers in order during the first six months of the current Iranian year (20 March-21 September 2008). Now that this period has come to an end the regime is putting yet more pressure on Afghan workers.

In mid-October the regime published a list of areas that Afghans and Iraqis are barred from entering. This list, which was tagged on to a notice on registering children’s names at schools, includes most border regions and all large towns and cities except Tehran.

Yesterday (19 Nov) Mr Salehi Maram was ratcheting up the pressure on Afghan workers even more, saying that: „The presence of over two million illegal Afghan citizens in Iran’s labour market is a crime.“ He also complained that: „The expulsion of illegal foreign labour power is not our responsibility and the Interior Ministry together and the police have to carry out this duty.“ The foreign (i.e., Afghan) workers‘ deportation programme was due to begin on 22 September.

Although with the toppling of the Taleban regime by the United States a large number of Afghans had returned to their country, however, with the continuing lack of security and high unemployment, many are now back in Iran.

Afghans already face systematic discrimination at every step in their dealings with the authorities and bosses. In victimising Afghans for the failures of the historically unbalanced and stunted economy, and the endemic corruption and mismanagement of the past thirty years, the current regime is continuing a long tradition of Iranian governments going back to the Shah and beyond.

It is the duty of the Iranian working class to defend its Afghan brothers and sisters, especially as the regime’s shrinking oil revenue will make it search for more scapegoats to let it off the hook.

Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network

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Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. Dezember 2008

I want to be evil:

C’est si bon:

Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen Linken – eine Auswahl

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. Dezember 2008

Trend:

* Verband Deutscher Studentenschaften (VDS): Griechenland am 21. April 1967. Griechenland zwischen Bürgerkrieg und Diktatur (1968)

Association pour la sauvegarde de la mémoire de la section française de la IVe internationale (ASMSFQI):

* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): Ohé partisans!, August 1945
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): La Vérité, 17. Februar 1944
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): La parole aux ouvriers (tribune libre pour l’unité d’action chez Renault), 20. November 1950
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): IVe internationale, November 1967
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): IVe internationale, November/Dezember 1947
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): La Vérité des travailleurs, 1. November 1956
* Front communiste révolutionnaire (FCR): Lip, un pas vers la révolution (1973)
* Jeunesse communiste révolutionnaire (JCR): La Cloche, Februar 1967
* Jeunesse communiste révolutionnaire (JCR): Bulletin intérieur, März 1967
* Ligue communiste révolutionnaire (LCR): La lutte continue, 4. Juli 1975

La Bataille Socialiste:

* Masses N°4, April 1933
* Secours Socialiste: Noël d’Espagne (1938)
* Helmut Wagner: L’anarchisme et la Révolution espagnole (1937)
* Jean Zyromski: A propos du deuxième discours de Luna-Park (1937)
* Michel Herbert/Fernand Warms: Toujours prêts! (1936)
* Buick: The role of the soviets in Russia’s bourgeois revolution: the point of view of Julius Martov (1976)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Karl Kautsky: Patriotismus und Sozialdemokratie (1907)
* Karl Kautsky: Demokratie oder Diktatur (1918)
* Karl Kautsky: Von der Demokratie zur Staatssklaverei (1921)
* Karl Kautsky: Grenzen der Gewalt (1934)
* Sy Landy: Iran: Revolution, War and Counterrevolution (1981)
* Artikel von Daniel De Leon:
** 1908 – “Impracticality” of Socialism Laid Out Flat
** 1909 – Woman’s Suffrage
** Abolition of Poverty
** Anti-Semitism: Its Cause and Cure
** Fifteen Questions About Socialism
** Flashlights of the Amsterdam Congress
** 1887 – The General Committee’s Most Excellent Work
** 1887 – To the People of New York of All Political Parties
** 1887 – Columbia College Men Discuss the Immigration Question
** 1890 – Nationalism. Aspirations That Gave It Birth and Forces That Give It Strength
* Paul Mattick: Kriser og kriseteorier (1974)
* Roman Rosdolsky: Kapitalets tillkomsthistoria (1968)
* Guy Debord: Order for a Boycott (1956)
* Appeal of the FLN to Our Israelite Compatriots (1956)
* Socialist Workers Party [US] Education for Socialist Bulletins:
** Class, Party, and, State and The Eastern European Revolution. Evolution or Discussion on Eastern European States, 1946-1951 (1969)
** The Fight Against Fascism in the USA: Forty Years of Struggle Described by Participants (1976)
** Counter-mobilization: A Strategy to Fight Racist and Fascist Attacks (1976)
** United Front VS. People’s Front (1972)
* Ernest Mandel: Frankrijk: vijf vóór twaalf – eenheid in de strijd (1958)
* Ernest Mandel: Patronaal offensief (1959)
* Paul Berthelot: Het Evangelie van het uur U (1912)

Collectif Smolny:

* BILAN: Deux époques : en marge d’un anniversaire (1935)
* BILAN: Francisco Ascaso (1936)
* Rosa Luxemburg: Die Nationalversammlung (1918)
* Rosa Luxemburg: L’Assemblée nationale (1918)
* Rosa Luxemburg: L’Achéron s’est mis en mouvement (1918)

LibCom

* Brighton anti-war protests, 2002-3

La Presse Anarchiste:

* Défense de l’Homme, November 1948
* Le Libertaire, September 1945

Solidarité Ouvrière:

* Les grévistes de 1948 réclament justice
* Rosa Luxemburg: Assemblée nationale ou gouvernement des conseils ? (1918)


Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

* Praxis – Betriebszeitungen der KPD/ML-Zentralbüro 1970
* Der „Verlag Kommunistische Texte“ (VKT) in Münster
* Griechenland
* Freiburg: Schülerbewegung
* Lübeck

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR): Esquema de la lucha armada (1964)
* Ejército Popular Boricua – Macheteros (EPB): El Machete, November/Dezember 1999
* Movimiento Revolucionario 26 de Julio (M-26-7): Pacto del Pedrero (1958)
* Directorio Revolucionario 13 de Marzo: Pacto del Pedrero (1958)
* Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN): Comandante Gaspar García Laviana ¡Presente! (1977)

Ansonsten lesenswert: Lanka Sama Samaja Party, 73 not out von Walter Wijenayake zum 73. Geburtstag der LSSP aus der srilankaischen (bürgerlichen) Tageszeitung The Island:

„The Lanka Sama Samaja Party, the first Lankan political party was founded on December 18, 1935, by Philip Gunawardena, Dr. N. M. Perera, Dr. Colvin R. de Silva, Leslie Gunawardena, Dr. S. A. Wickrekmasinghe and Edmond Samarakkody, united in their staunch opposition to the British colonial administration.“

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Eine Erklärung der „Bewegungen für die Verallgemeinerung der Revolte“: „Nothing will ever be the same“ in Greece

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. Dezember 2008

Quelle: LibCom:

The Movements for the Generalisation of Revolt talk about the process of radicalisation that has gripped Greece following the killing of 15-year-old Alexis by police earlier this month

Nothing…

On 6 December, at nine in the evening, a man of the special police force stopped, took aim and shot dead a fifteen-year old kid in the neighbourhood of Exarchia, Athens. This murder is not a singular event of police violence. The morning of the same day, immigrants waiting to apply for asylum at the police station of Petrou Ralli avenue were attacked by riot police. A Pakistani man suffered traumatic brain injury and has been struggling for life ever since in the intensive care unit of Evangelismos hospital. These are just two of the dozens of similar cases over the past years.
The bullet that pierced Alexis’s heart was not a random bullet shot from a cop’s gun to the body of an ‘indocile’ kid. It was the choice of the state to violently impose submission and order to the milieus and movements that resist its decisions. A choice that meant to threaten everybody who wants to resist the new arrangements made by the bosses in work, social security, public health, education, etc: Whoever works must stretch herself too thin for a mere 600 euros monthly wage. She must work herself to exhaustion whenever the bosses need her, working overtime without pay, getting laid off whenever businesses are ‘in crisis’. And finally, she must get herself killed whenever the intensification of production demands it, just like those five dockers who died in the Perama shipyards five months ago. If she is an immigrant, and dares to demand a few euros more, she will be faced with a beating and a life of terror, just like the agricultural workers of both sexes in the strawberry hothouses of Nea Manolada in the western Peloponese.

…will ever be…


Whoever is a pupil must spend her time in crummy school halls and intensive tutoring to ‘prepare’ herself for protracted, annual exam seasons. As a kid she has to forget about playing with others in the street and feeling carefree, in order to befuddle herself with reality shows on TV and electronic gaming, since free public spaces have become shopping malls, or there is no free time for hanging out.
Later on, as a university student, because such is the natural ‘evolution’ to success, she discovers that the alleged ‘scientific knowledge’ is in fact geared towards the needs of bosses. A student has to continuously adapt herself to new study curricula and gather as many ‘certificates’ as possible in order to be awarded in the end with a degree of equal value to loo-paper, but without its practical importance. A degree that ensures nothing more than a 700 euro monthly wage, often without national insurance or health cover. All this takes place in the midst of a crazy dance of millions landing in priestly businesses and doped-up Olympic athletes who are paid extravagantly to ‘glorify the homeland’. Money that ends up in the pockets of the moneyed and powerful. From bribes to ‘compadres’ and haggling of scandalous DVDs with corrupt journalists in order to cover-up government ‘scandals’. While dozens of lives are wasted in forest-fires to allow big capital to turn forests into tourist businesses and while worker deaths in construction sites and in the streets are dubbed ‘work accidents’. While the state gives money away to banks to aid them sink us deeper in a sea of debts and loans and raises direct tax for all workers. While the stupidity of heftily paid television stars becomes the gospel for an increasing number of exploited people.
The bullet that pierces Alexis’s heart was a bullet to the heart of exploitation and repression for an important part of this society who knows that it has nothing to lose apart from the illusion that things might get better. The events following the murder proved that for a large part of the exploited and oppressed have sank in this swamp up to their neck, and this swamp has just overflowed and threatens to drown bosses and politicians, parties and state institutions. It’s running its course to clean this dirty world that is based upon the exploitation of human by human and the power of few over the many. It filled our hearts with confidence and filled the hearts of bosses with fear.
The destruction of the temples of consumption, the reappropriation of goods, the ‘looting’ that is, of all these things that are taken from us, while they bombard us with advertisements, is the deep realisation that all this wealth is ours, because we produce it. ‘We’ in this case means all working people as a whole. This wealth does not belong to the shop-owners, or the bankers, this wealth is our sweat and blood. It is the time that bosses steal from us every day. It is our sickness when we start our pension. It is the arguments inside the bedroom and the inability to meet a couple of friends on a weekend night. It is the boredom and loneliness of Sunday afternoon and the choking feeling every Monday morning. As exploited and oppressed, immigrants or greek, as working people, as jobless, students or pupils, we are called now to answer back to the false dilemma posed by the media and the state: are we with the ‘hoodies’ or are we with the shop-owners. This is dilemma is only a decoy.
Because the real dilemma that the media do not want you to ask is: are you for the bosses or are you for the workers? Are you for the state or for the revolt? And this is the one reason that journalists need to do their best to defame the movement, talking about ‘hoodies’, ‘looters’ etc. The reason they want to spread fear among the oppressed is simple: the revolt makes their position – and that of their bosses – very precarious. Revolt turns against the reality they create, against the feeling of ‘all goes well’, against the separation between ‘rightfully sentimental revolt’ and ‘extremist elements’ and finally against the distinction between ‘outlaws’ and peaceful protesters.
In this dilemma we have one answer: we are for the ‘hoodies’. We are the ‘hoodies’. Not because we want to hide our face, but because we want to make ourselves visible. We exist. We wear hoods not for the love of destruction but for the desire to take our life in our hands. To build upon the grave of commodities and powers a different society. A society where everybody will decide collectively in general meetings of schools, universities, workplaces and neighbourhoods, about everything that concerns us, without the need of political representatives, leaders or comissars. A society where we will all together guide our fortunes and where our needs and desires will be in our hands, and not those of every MP, mayor, boss, priest or cop.
The hope for this life was put back on the table by the barricades that were set up everywhere in Greece and in solidarity abroad. It remains to make this hope a reality. The possibility of such a life is now put to the test by public assemblies in occupied municipal buildings, trade union buildings and universities in Athens and elsewhere in Greece, where everybody can freely express her opinions and shape her action collectively, based on her desires and needs. The dream of this life has started taking shape.

…the same anymore.

What remains to do to see this dream realised?
We should organise in our paces of study, work and habitation. In our workplaces we discuss our everyday problems and we create nuclei of resistance against the terror of the bosses. In our schools we contribute and support their occupations, we create counterinformation groups, we organise lectures and workshops, we question sovereign knowledge, we produce new knowledge geared to our needs and not those of capital. In neighbourhoods and housing blocks we talk to our neighbours, we create gatherings and committees, we share knowledge and skills, we decide collectively for actions. We take part in marches and protests, we stand by each other, we break the fear that is spread by the state, we help the pupils that are now bearing the brunt of the attack of the state. We stand in solidarity to those arrested in the revolt, both greeks and immigrants, in Greece and abroad, most of which are now prosecuted with every legal trick in the arsenal of counter-terrorism laws because they opposed the dictates of the state.

Everything begins now. Everything is possible.

Movements for the generalisation of revolt movementsfgr[at]gmail.com

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Zur aktuellen Lage in Griechenland

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. Dezember 2008

Ein weiterer Bericht von Savas Michael von der EEK:

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Day 16 of the revolt in Greece – 21 Dec 2008

The night of Saturday the 20th to Sunday, December 21st, the area around the central square of Exarchia and the Polytechnic University of Athens became again the battlefield between the riot police and groups of youth. Earlier, Saturday night at 21.00 pm, at the same hour and place of the assassination of the young Alexis by the Police, a two weeks memorial meeting was held attended by a thousand people. The street itself was renamed and new plates were installed with the name „Alexandros Grigoropoulos Street“. The clashes started immediately after the memorial and continued until the morning.

Sunday the occupation of the GSEE (General Confederation of Labor) by the other „GSEE“ (General Assembly of Labor in Rebellion) was called off. Before leaving the building in excellent conditions, the workers have called the security service of the trade union bureaucracy and together examined the place and signed a paper signaling that everything is OK. This was necessary to avoid any provocation: the planting by the police of weapons, drugs or fake claims of destruction of the luxurious neoclassical building in marble where the so-called „leaders of the working class“ are sitting doing nothing and preventing the working class to do something. The workers occupying the building left it in an orderly manner and marched through Athens as a powerful group of 500 people shouting slogans for the release of the arrested, for workers‘ self-organization, and for a General Strike.

The Popular Assembly of Petralona has occupied for a while the private station 9.89 of the Town Hall of Athens and broadcasted a political declaration denouncing the assassination of Alexis, the Police, and the capitalist government of the murderers, calling for the continuation of the revolt, and for a General Strike.

Marches and conflicts with police took place in most of the working class areas: in Kaisariani (famously called „the Greek Stalingrad“ because of the battles from house to house and from room to room by the Communist Partisans against the Nazis in 1944), Nea Ionia, Vyronas, Nea Smyrni, Chaidari etc.

The General Assembly of the schoolchildren took the decision to continue the occupation of the schools. The main slogan is: „Christmas are postponed but not the revolt!“

Now all the efforts are focusing in the preparation of the big national march of schoolchildren, students, teachers and workers next Tuesday, on December the 23rd.

The revolt continues in the context of a deepening political and social economic crisis, as an expression and as a factor of it. A phony budget presented by the right wing government and claiming that Greece will not experience a recession (!) or a surge in unemployment (!!!) in 2009 was voted tonight in the Parliament despite the fact that everybody, from the government or from the opposition knows very well that the budget is a fraud, rejected even by the EU authorities. What was spelled out by former PASOK Prime Minister Costas Simitis in the discussion is the already known fact that the country is actually bankrupt, Greece possibly will be evicted from the Euro-zone and the IMF will intervene. Two former ministers of the previous PASOK government, Christos Verelis and Thodoros Pangalos (the ex Foreign Minister who betrayed and delivered the Kurdish PKK leader Ocalan to the hands of the Turkish MIT) made a call to appoint a jointly accepted „supra-party“ economic virtual dictator in the Ministry of Finances and/or to form a Coalition government of the right wing New Democracy and of PASOK to manage the national bankruptcy. The same Pangalos in an interview in a Sunday paper, „Elefterotypia“, today, called the revolt „sheer political hooliganism“ blaming the reformists of Synaspismos / SYRIZA, and fully agreeing with Aleca Papariga’s accusations ( despite his own well known anti-communism or rather because of that). Papariga, the General Secretary of the Stalinist KKE gave today an interview in the Sunday right wing paper Real news where, apart from her fervent defense of Stalin, of the Moscow Trials and of the mass purges of the ‘30s, she was repeating that „there is no revolt“ and the clashes with the police is „the realization of a plan organized long ago by the foreign intelligence services of imperialism“!! It is not a surprise that the yellow right wing populist paper Avriani had in the front page the headlines: „The Police are useless- Let ask the citizens or the KKE to re-establish order!“

This order is now needed by the ruling class more than ever as the disintegration of the over-indebted capitalist Greek economy accelerates. Another former Minister of PASOK, Alecos Papadopoulos proposed to invite officially the IMF or another international institution of this type to take control and manage the economy of the country!

Karamanlis is preparing a reshuffling of his government that will solve nothing. Early elections that appear inevitable cannot solve the country from a bankruptcy. The current revolt is a precursor earthquake and not the principal earthquake, which is coming in 2009!

As the slogan on the wall of the Athens University says in English: Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear!

La lotta continua!

Savas Michael, Athens, December 21, 2008

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Frohes Fest!

Posted by entdinglichung - 18. Dezember 2008

In den näxten drei Wochen wird diese Webseite nur unregelmässig aktualisiert werden … daher allen rote revolutionäre Grüsse zu den jeweiligen Festtagen (Saturnalien, Chanukka, Weihnachten, Winteranfang, Kwanzaa, 90. Gründungstag der KPD, etc.) und alles Gute für 2009 in der Hoffnung, der notwendigen Überwindung von Ausbeutung und Unterdrückung näher zu kommen.

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Vermischtes zur Revolte in Griechenland – 6

Posted by entdinglichung - 17. Dezember 2008

1. Regelmässigig aktualisierte Infos zu den Kämpfen in Griechenland gibt es u.a. auf Indymedia BRD, Indymedia Athen, LibCom, On the Greek Riots, tears and anger greece, Αλεξανδρε Ζεις!, Alexis Grigoropoulos † 06.12.2008 sowie LabourNet.de; Artikel auf dieser Webseite zum Thema unter https://entdinglichung.wordpress.com/category/griechenland/.

* Ein Transparent an der Akropolis, gefunden auf On the Greek Riots:

2. Die Zentrale des Gewerkschaftsdachverbandes GSEE wurde besetzt, nachfolgend die Erklärung der BesetzterInnen, mehr zu der Aktion ansonsten auf Indymedia:

Since 8 o’clock in the morning the building of GSEE (Patision and Alexandras) is occupied.

We declare the building a Liberated Workers‘ Zone.

Open Workers‘ Assembly at 18.00

The Building is open to all workers all day long.

–DECLARATION–

We will either determine our history ourselves
or let it be determined without us

We, manual workers, employees, jobless, temporary workers, local or migrants, are not passive tv-viewers. Since the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Saturday night we participate in the demonstrations, the clashes with the police, the occupations of the centre or the neighborhoods. Time and again we had to leave work and our daily obligations to take the streets with the students, the university students and the other proletarians in struggle.

WE DECIDED TO OCCUPY THE BUILDING OF GSEE

-To turn it into a space of free expression and a meeting point of workers.

-To disperse the media-touted myth that the workers were and are absent from the clashes, and that the rage of these days was an affair of some 500 „mask-bearers“, „hooligans“ or some other fairy tale, while on the tv-screens the workers were presented as victims of the clash, while the capitalist crisis in Greece and Worldwide leads to countless layoffs that the media and their managers deal as a „natural phenomenon“.

-To flay and uncover the role of the trade union bureaucracy in the undermining of the insurrection -and not only there. GSEE and the entire trade union mechanism that supports it for decades and decades, undermine the struggles, bargain our labor power for crumblings, perpetuate the system of exploitation and wage slavery. The stance of GSEE last Wednesday is quite telling: GSEE cancelled the programmed strikers‘ demonstration, stopping short at the organization of a brief gathering in Syntagma Sq., making simultaneously sure that the people will be dispersed in a hurry from the Square, fearing that they might get infected by the virus of insurrection.

-To open up this space for the first time -as a continuation of the social opening created by the insurrection itself-, a space that has been built by our contributions, a space from which we were excluded. For all these years we trusted our fate on saviours of every kind, and we end up losing our dignity. As workers we have to start assuming our responsibilities, and to stop assigning our hopes to wise leaders or „able“ representatives. We have to acquire a voice of our own, to meet up, to talk, to decide, and to act. Against the generalized attack we endure. The creation of collective „grassroot“ resistances is the only way.

-To propagate the idea of self-organization and solidarity in working places, struggle committees and collective grassroot procedures, abolishing the bureaucrat trade unionists.

All these years we gulp the misery, the pandering, the violence in work. We became accustomed to counting the crippled and our dead – the so-called „labor accidents“. We became accustomed to ingore the migrants -our class brothers- getting killed. We are tired living with the anxiety of securing a wage, revenue stamps, and a pension that now feels like a distant dream.

As we struggle not to abandon our life in the hands of the bosses and the trade union representatives, likewise we will not abandon no arrested insurgent in the hands of the state and the juridical mechanism.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE DETAINED
NO CHARGE TO THE ARRESTED
SELF-ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKERS
GENERAL STRIKE

WORKERS‘ ASSEMBLY IN THE „LIBERATED“ BUILDING OF GSEE
Wendesday, 17 December 2008, 18:00

General Assembly of Insurgent Workers

3. Rustbelt Radical dokumentiert eine weitere Stellungnahme von Savas Michael-Matsas von der EEK zur aktuellen Lage:

„This morning started with a very unpleasant surprise for the riot police, the special force against popular mobilizations, which is busy all these days of popular revolt in Greece to attack and brutalize13-14 years old kids: their central headquarters/caserne in the Kaisariani area, in Athens, was put under siege for hours by a multitude of young people throwing to them stones and Molotov cocktails.

During all day, the main roads of the Greek capital, particularly in points near schools, were blocked by the schoolchildren for hours stooping the chaotic traffic for hours.

In general, its has to be pointed out that all the schools and all the Universities of the country have stopped functioning and their students are in the streets fighting, protesting, singing, shouting slogans, clashing with police, putting under siege or occupying public buildings( town halls, cultural centers etc.)“

4. Ein Interview mit Giorgos Maniatis vom Netzwerk für politische und soziale Rechte auf Antifaunited:

„In einer Art Kettenreaktion haben die Ereignisse eine große Zahl junger Menschen mobilisiert, die sich zu Wort melden. Viele von ihnen sind vielleicht zum ersten Mal auf die Straße gegangen, haben zum ersten Mal der Polizei gegenübergestanden. Jetzt sieht es so aus, als würden sie bleiben, weitermachen, als würde die Bewegung genau von diesen 16- bis 18jährigen getragen.“

5. Ein Update der Ereignisse der letzten Tage auf Indymedia

6. Eine Reihe von Bildern auf Infoshop News:

7. Mehr von den kleineren in der SYRIZA vertretenen linksradikalen Organisationen, ein weiteres Kommunique der KOE sowie ein Artikel von einem Mitglied der DEA, ansonsten weist ein Statement von Sissy Vovou vom Sozialforum Griechenland auf folgendes hin:

„In Thessaloniki young people stole baby jesus from the cot of the huge crib that was placed in the central square with figures of natural size and put a television in the place of Jesus.“


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Ein Brief Athener ArbeiterInnen an die kämpfenden Studierenden und SchülerInnen

Posted by entdinglichung - 17. Dezember 2008

Quelle: LibCom

A letter to students

Our age difference and the general estrangement make it difficult for us to discuss with you in the streets; this is why we send you this letter.

Most of us have not (yet) been bald or big-bellied. We are part of the 1990-91 movement. You must have heard of it. Back then, and while we had occupied our schools for 30-35 days, fascists killed a teacher because he had gone beyond his natural role (that of being our guard) and crossed the line to the opposite side; he had come with us, into our struggle. Then, even the toughest of us got to the streets and riot. However, we didn’t even think of doing what you easily do today: attack police stations (although we sang “burn police stations…”).

So, you’re gone beyond us, as always happens in history. Conditions are different of course. During ‘90s they passed us off the prospect of personal success and some of us swallowed it. Now people cannot believe this fairy tale. Your older brothers showed us this during the 2006-07 students’ movement; you now spit their fairy tale to their faces.

So far so good.

Now the good and difficult matters begin.

We’ll tell you what we’ve learned from our struggles and our defeats (because as long as world is not ours we’ll always be the defeated ones) and you can use what we’ve learned as you wish:

Don’t stay alone. Call us; call as many people as possible. We don’t know how you can do that, you will find the way. You’ve already occupied your schools and you tell us that the most important reason is that you don’t like your schools. Nice. Since you’ve already occupied them change their role. Share your occupations with other people. Let your schools become the first buildings to house our new relations. Their most powerful weapon is dividing us. Just like you are not afraid of attacking their police stations because you are together, don’t be afraid to call us to change our life all together.

Don’t listen to any political organization (either anarchists or anyone). Do what you need to. Trust people, not abstract schemes and ideas. Trust your direct relations with people. Trust your friends; make as many people as possible in your struggle your people. Don’t listen to them when they’re saying that your struggle doesn’t have a political content and must seemingly obtain. Your struggle is the content. You only have your struggle and it’s in your hands to preserve its advance. It’s only your struggle that can change your life, namely you and the real relations with your fellowmen.

Don’t be afraid to proceed when confronting new things. Each one of us, as we’re getting older, has things planted in their brains. You too, although you are young. Don’t forget the importance of this fact. Back in 1991, we confronted the smell of the new world and, trust us, we found it difficult. We learned that there must always be limits. Don’t be scared by the destruction of commodities. Don’t be scared by people looting stores. We make all these, they are ours. You (just like we in the past) are raised to get up every morning in order to make things that they will later not be yours. Let’s get them back all together and share them. Just like we share our friends and the love among us.

We apologize for writing this letter quickly, but we do it swinging the lead from our work, secretly from our boss. We are imprisoned in work, just like you are imprisoned in school.

We’ll now lie to our boss and leave work: we’ll come to meet you in Syntagma sq with stones in our hands.

Proletarians

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Arbeiternews Nr. 34 (Dezember 2008)

Posted by entdinglichung - 17. Dezember 2008

Die neue Arbeiternews (Oktober 2008, pdf-Datie) des Komitee der Solidarität mit den iranischen ArbeiterInnen – Hamburg:

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Fernsehsender in Athen zeitweise besetzt

Posted by entdinglichung - 16. Dezember 2008

Ein Auszug aus der heutigen Berichtersttatung des Senders NET TV in Athen, welcher heute von einigen StudentInnen kurzzeitig während der Übertragung einer Ansprache von Regierungschef Karamanlis besetzt wurde (Berichte dazu hier, hier und hier) … ;-)

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Vermischtes zur Revolte in Griechenland – 5

Posted by entdinglichung - 16. Dezember 2008

* Eine Übersicht auf Indymedia Athen zu den bisherigen Festnahmen und Verhaftungen der letzten Tage:

ARRESTS SINCE DECEMBER 6th, COUNTRY-WIDE

ATHENS: 50 immigrants are sure to have been put in pre-trial custody for 18 months in trials where there was no translator/interpreter for them and will likely be deported (immigrant arrests are going on every day and the picture isn’t clear yet). On December 11 another 5 were held in pre-trial custody [3 greeks and 2 immigrants] and on December 15 another 4 (according to the University of Economics [ASOEE] occupation blog and comrades).

THESSALONIKI: 21 arrests (3 minors will be tried on February 13th 2009 – the rest, mostly immigrants, were tried in flagrante delicto [in a police or Magistrate’s court], convicted and likely no-one is in pre-trial custody, maybe the number of arrests in all the days past is greater -according to the ASOEE blog and comrades).

KOZANI: 34 arrests (3 in pre-trial custody at Grevena prisons – 15 of the 34 arrests were not announced by the cops, only verbally! – at keast 7 minors of which two are Albanian immigrants – an arrestee who was released, being seriously wounded in the face by a tear gas cartridge [he was arrested in the hospital, as were 2 others], was transferred to a hospital in Athens – according to lawyers, comrades and the ASOEE blog).

PTOLEMAIDA: 7 arrests (5 minors, the 2 adults were already tried, convicted and released on parole – no-one in pre-trial custody – according to lawyers and comrades).

LARISA: 19 arrests that will be prosecuted according to the counter-terrorism law (9 of which minors – 4 adults in pre-trial custody, in Korydallos and Avlona prisons – according to lawyers and comrades).

PATRAS: 21 arrests (6 and 15 – 9 minors, probably no-one in pre-trial custody – according to comrades).

CHANIA: 7 arrests (6 minors, 1 adult – no-one in pre-trial custody – according to comrades).

HERAKLION: 18 arrests (all released on bail and restrictive conditions – 4 are adults – the rest are minors who were arrested with their parents, the parents were accused of „neglecting a minor“! – according to comrades).

ZAKYNTHOS: 6 arrests (2 minors, 13 and 16 years old, who were released by orders from the DA – the remaining 4 are a young immigrant woman and 3 men, who will be tried March 19, 2009 for 5 misdemeanors – according to comrade and local press).

VOLOS: 6 arrests (5 minors, they were released and will be tried on a date to be set – the one adult was tried and convicted to 2 years and 10 months for 3 misdemeanors – according to local press and ERT).

Unknown as of yet: Kavala

No arrests were made (although in some, people were taken to the police station but not arrested) in the following town and cities, where marches, clashes or simple protests took place:

Serres, Chalkida, Ioannina, Veroia, Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupolis [according to comrades from there].

Drama, Trikala, Karditsa, Florina, Chios, Mytilini, Korinthos, Kefallonia, Lamia, Agrinio, Nafpaktos, Rhodos, Syros, Rethymnon, Leros, Kastoria [according to the media].

* Lesenswert: Der Blog der BesetzerInnen des Rathauses von Aghios Dimitrios/Athen, in einem Aufruf wird folgendes festgestellt:

„Within the frame of this insurrection, the City Hall of Aghios Dimitrios has been occupied since the morning of Thursday Dec. 11, so that it may become a place of counter-information, meeting, and self-organizing of the residents of the wider region and for the collective formation and implementation of actions. A main component of this occupation is the daily popular assembly with participation of up to 300 people, a process that functions in contrast to the entrusting of the management of our demands as well as of our struggles to whichever „representatives,“ elected or not. A process that tends to be implanted deeply into the consciousness of its participants on their role as political beings.

* Ein englischsprachiges Kommunique der NAR vom 12.12. (etwas holperige Übersetzung)

* Eine Chronologie der Ereignisse unter dem Titel Short presentation of the recent events in Athens through the eyes of some proletarian participan (pdf-Datei), erstellt von der linkskommunistischen Gruppe TPTG

* Ein Statement von AnarchistInnen aus Aghios Dimitrios/Athen

* Zwei Aufrufe der OKDE – Ergatiki Pali: Griechische Mörder-Regierung stürzen! sowie Keinen Schritt zurück! Der Kampf geht weiter

* Von der maoistischen KOE ein weiteres Statement (englisch) vom 14.12. und ein Videointerview (englisch/deutsch) auf der Homepage der MLPD mit einem Mitglied der KOE bzw. der SYRIZA

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