NOI NON CI ARRUOLIAMO
Alla fine la guerra è arrivata. Dopo due anni di preparazione alla guerra, di canti, bandiere, disciplinamento, quel «siamo in guerra» annunciato a partire dalla primavera del 2020 è infine realtà. Le tragiche notizie che vengono dall’Ucraina sono la miccia che si andava cercando per la militarizzazione definitiva della nostra società.
Le guerre sono sempre un bagno di sangue per gli sfruttati e un ricco affare per i padroni. Non ci interessano le contrapposte ragioni della propaganda dei belligeranti. Gli sfruttati in Russia come in Ucraina, in Italia come negli Stati Uniti sono i nostri fratelli, il loro sangue è il nostro sangue. I governi, i generali, gli industriali, i finanzieri sono i nostri nemici, i nostri carnefici, i nostri affamatori.
L’arrogante e insaziabile espansione trentennale della NATO e la crisi interna della Russia sono state la miscela per la situazione esplosiva nella quale ci troviamo gettati. Da una parte, una lunga serie di precedenti imperialistici come i bombardamenti in Serbia, le guerre in Afghanistan e in Iraq, il sostegno a bande criminali come quelle che governano l’Ucraina, dove i sindacalisti vengono bruciati vivi; dall’altra, dei regimi, come quelli di Putin e Lukašenko, che si tengono in piedi con la colla della paranoia da accerchiamento e le nostalgie imperiali, dove gli anarchici e gli oppositori vengono arrestati e torturati. Di fronte a tutto questo schifo nessun fronte è il nostro. I nostri nemici non sono gli sfruttati dall’altra parte del fronte, ma i governanti tutti, a partire da quelli di casa nostra. Continue reading “Spoleto, Italy: NOI NON CI ARRUOLIAMO – WE DO NOT ENLIST IT/EN”
A new condition is shaping everyday life in the neighbourhoods of the city centre. The pre-election “promises” of Mayor Bakoyannis* for the complete transformation of the centre of the Athenian metropolis into a tourist zone are being put into practice with the fencing of the last squares and their conversion into metro stations.
The displacement of oppressed populations from the neighbourhood of Exarchia, the foundations of which have been laid under the Syriza government, through the evacuation of migrant squats, continues in terms of class warfare through the appropriation of the neighbourhood.
The unaffordable rents, the posh shops with expensive goods and services, the cameras on every corner and face controls at the entrance of shops make it impossible for the social base to stay.
Housing becomes a commodity and capital is called upon to exploit it to the fullest. Houses and former squats are being converted into airbnb and luxury housing, which local and international capital is throwing into the real estate market at the expense of the needs and burdening the lives of those below. Continue reading “Athens, Greece: Responsibility claim for attack on luxury altenative tourist appartments ‘Graffiti Boutique’ in Exarcheia”
The age we live in finds us trapped in a spectacular, imposing but at the same time fragile normality, the normality of the “aristocrats” and their slaves. Sitting behind their seats, with wide smiles and over-inflated bank accounts, the ‘excellent’ are the dream of every petty bourgeois. However much they may communicate this image, the pervasive rot and stench that pervades them is everywhere, infesting the space where they stand and breathe.
This image is usually accompanied by a high social status and perhaps a high-ranking position in the academic, artistic or political world. We do not forget the case of the serial rapist, pedophile and involved in shelters for underage refugee children, D. Lignadis, a ‘renowned’ actor in the eyes of the shaky Greek society, whose political contacts were and are so strong that he was appointed president of the National Theatre. Another shining example of ‘excellence and ethics’ is Nikos Georgiades, MP and political planning secretary of the New Democracy party. In 2016 this scumbag was found involved in a pedophile ring in Moldova. We apologize if the above names made you sick but there is a follow-up and that is the associate professor of financial management at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Anastasios Drakos.
On Tuesday 11/01/22 we coordinated a storming of the auditorium A of the Athens University of Economics and Business during a course taught by A. Drakos. His abusive attack, the writing of slogans on the walls of the auditorium and the physical violence we used were our main means of highlighting an issue that has been buried around powerful acquaintances.
Two anonymous complaints against A. Drakos have been made public, having in common his paedophile habits. More specifically, the first complaint comes from a former partner of A. Drakos-also a professor at the OPA-with whom he coexists in a loan sharking case and it is reported that A. Drakos was caught in the act of having sexual intercourse with underage children in their joint company in Romania in 2016. As for the second complaint, which was made public in 2019-also by two of his university colleagues who are not related to the aforementioned case-it says that in a meeting in a faculty room, A. Drakos disclosed his close friendly relations with the pedophile N. Georgiades, admitted that they share the same pedophilic tendencies and did not hesitate to show off his motives. All this in the same place where the subject in question continued to teach undisturbed for another four years. Continue reading “Athens, Greece: A few words about the intervention to Professor A. Drakos”