… alle Verhältnisse umzuwerfen, in denen der Mensch ein erniedrigtes, ein geknechtetes, ein verlassenes, ein verächtliches Wesen ist … (Marx)

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.


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.


-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.


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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