The most important aspect of the revolutionary war against the tyranny of the state and capitalism is the recovery of moral values, the barrier to universal decline and the redefinition of the word dignity. The head is mechanically lifted from the neck, but it is the soul, faith and determination that are the tools that stand up to the enemy. We are two worlds violently and universally reckoned. And if we are inferior in strength we are always superior in quality. For our stature begins with our eyes and reaches to the full-lit stars.
In the real dimension of the revolutionary struggle, words without deeds are prayers without perspective. And the world is not changed by wishful thinking. The real rupture is in the actual field of military conflict with every mechanism of subjugation, the state and capitalism. Moving from subversive theory to practical aggressive propaganda, we translate into practice the words of the militant formation of the Organization Anarchist Action, taking responsibility for the arson attack on the house of a well-known and unexceptional drug lord at 147 Kassandrou Street in the centre of Thessaloniki in the early morning of October 13, the day when the trial-parody of comrades N. Matarraga and G. Kalaitzidis on the pretextual charge of physical and moral instigation in the execution of the drug lord Habibi in Exarchia.
In our crosshairs is another police collaborator who is trading death and decadence at the expense of the social base. The immunity enjoyed by this particular scumbag is eye-opening as his house and the showcase shops he occasionally maintains to launder money from the black coffers by arranging his business and merchandise, are located in a well-policed zone (of military-political-diplomatic interest) around the Turkish Consulate where one can meet from simple security guards to ranking agents and diplomatic attachés. It is this immunity that we want to challenge, this security and complicity that we are challenging in practice through an arson attack in the heart of the police compound.
But this particular narco-mafia, like his whole gang, is not content with simply spreading decadence in proletarian communities and subcultural neighbourhoods. He is guilty of a series of abusive behaviours and sexist attacks against workers and non-workers who happen to be in the environment where he moves. Trash like this particular mobster should be deep in the earth facing only dirt only to be met and punished again by those who lose their lives thanks to their dirty wares. But to also meet their friends like Habibi who lost his showdown with revolutionary law.
The struggle that was fought in Exarchia against the drug lords was a necessity not just to restore some balance. Nor an act of retaliation. It was a struggle to defeat life, imposed death and decay. It was a struggle at a cost because resistance itself is costly. It costs our freedom, let alone our lives. The comrades of Rouvikon, who are among others a reference point of the anarchist struggle in the heart of Exarchia, have been targeted dozens of times for this choice. With persecution, with beatings and terrorism, with attacks from the core of the parastate, with bullets from the vanguard of capitalist interests. And they don’t bend because they are part of the world that puts social and class necessity above personal cost. That is why they are at the spearhead of the repression-that is why they enjoy our unreserved solidarity and practical support. Because for us solidarity in practice is the continuation of the common struggle for actions of which we are all in the crosshairs. And the times demand and require that the crosshairs change.
We want to make something clear both to our target and to anyone directly concerned: we know his shops, his movements, the facilities he makes, the services and extra earnings in the black underground economy beyond drug trafficking, the places where he and his ilk move. This particular mafiosa has as his target group the subculture communities where, for the sake of his commercial activity, resistance is voluntarily suppressed before it is even born. This means that in addition to him and his associates, we also know his customers. All those who, with their small and large forces, back and actively support the drug mafias by financing their dirty role in spreading the drug culture, in crushing resistances, in the moral decline and crushing of revolutionary values. All those who give the narco-cultists a reason for existence to march with impunity through our neighborhoods sowing death and subjugation. That is why we must be clear with everyone, regardless of the political cloak they themselves evangelize, let alone use as a shabby excuse: the anarchist struggle has a concrete history that no one can distort with their own readings, it has a past, a present and a future. And each of us is at all times accountable to the justice of this struggle.
We are in open war with the drug mafias and every active component of the subjugation of free will and action. And in this war there are no neutrals. Everyone, based on the choices they make in their lives, has lined up on a particular battlefield: either with practical resistance to decadence and drug culture or with organic complicity by supporting, abetting, financing, participating in the drug trade. And if, the comrade in the revolutionary struggle Christos Tsigaridas once said that …we expect the spectators to at least be ashamed, we will say that shame is a word that has lost its meaning and weight in the years of decay. Its place should be taken by fear and anger. Power to those who translate into action the effects of the times we live in. Strength and solidarity to those who, in the face of decadence, compromise and resignation, insist on fighting.
No complacency, no truce!
From Exarchia to Thessaloniki, the war against drug trafficking continues…
Solidarity with comrades N. Matarraga and G. Kalaitzidis
Organization Anarchist Action – Anarchist resistance against decadence
Source: Athens IMC