A young man with 2 saxophones stopped me and told me 5 years ago in Brooklyn, I had to pawn my saxophone and now I’m going to start playing again. When I left the area had surrendered to fire and the flames were snatching away what little the expropriators had left behind. To this question I answer YES, a new concept is emerging, the concept of direct anti-authority.
With historical memory, critical thinking and class consciousness, we cannot but recognise our enemies in the neighbourhoods, parliaments, courtrooms and town halls. Particularly in Kaisariani, which is also a neighbourhood with a tradition of struggles and social resistance, various cabals that have nothing to do with the popular part of the neighbourhood of Kaisariani are appropriating its history in order to camouflage their investment projects, from which the developers and the bosses will be the winners.
Specifically, the plans of Voskopoulos and Theodoricakos are:
- Zoning that includes 14 dual-capacity spots (28 parking spaces) and accessible electric vehicle recharging points.
- The historic Harama Center will be restored and become a museum.
- Theater ,open, 700 seats.
- Redevelopment of the National Resistance Museum.
- Construction of climbing walls and Skate Park.
- Redevelopment of Kaisariani square with cold materials and intelligent lighting.
Living in one of the bleakest times one of our last weapons is our memory and conscience. The only connection that the current left in Kaisariani has with the 200 of the shooting gallery, the battalion’s bullshitting of fighters, the expropriation of food from the blacksmiths’ warehouses and those who stand all day long in the watchtowers of Arapi Hill is an epiglyphic touch that is enough to set up the excommunication and murder of executives in offices and town halls, but also to dress up the extermination of the poorest parts of this neighbourhood and beyond.
We are under no illusion that this whole change of era is for our own good and whatever the narrative of the state, the Voskopoulos and every Voskopoulos on development, we know very well that we are only winners (no matter how much we hate the word profit).
The Fiat bosses have never seen the workers laugh and that makes them furious.
The development plans, simply speaking, are coming to uproot what green and beautiful is left and replace it with tons of concrete. They come to cut funds for the pockets of the contractors, the mayor and by implication some Kaisarians since a paycheck is the best way to forget one’s class status.
They are coming to complete the gentrification of the neighborhood so that at some point and officially so it will fully meet the needs of tourists, local and non-local, since we will have metro, we will have more AIRBNB, but also the history that has been put in museums to become an attraction (Theodoricakos himself stated this) he talked about using the shooting range, the museum and the dawn for tourist visits to bring profit to the neighborhood (i.e. the bosses).
Finally they are coming to artfully eradicate whatever character the neighborhood has retained from the years when people like Voskopoulos were kicked out, fascists were found executed or hanged, those who profited on our backs by selling a can of oil for a field one morning saw their “shops” empty, while surely Kaisariani would not tolerate so many cops for residents nor the YMET building active and functional without being attacked.
In this dystopian present that they are trying to build for us, the intentions of the power network to suppress, exclude and neutralize all practices that do not result in the reproduction of forms of domination are becoming more and more obvious. Still in control of anti-pandemic management practices, they are establishing their dream society of control and surveillance using this as a pretext to pass their measures and suppress anything that does not comply with them and poses a danger to public health.
A dying civilization whose regime is trying to bury us under the weight of the lack of life
For all these reasons and many more, in the early morning hours of 12/3 we attacked the town hall of Kaisariani with Molotov cocktails
The attack is dedicated to the anarchist revolutionary Lambros Fountas who was murdered by cops on 10/3/2010
We send fiery signals of solidarity to the imprisoned comrades Fotis D, Iasona R, Thanos Xatziangkelou, Panos Kalaitzis, Georgia Voulgaris and Haris Matzouridis
Cops, mayors, politicians have no reason to sleep peacefully
Ghosts of the Shooting Range