The crises of this world are evidently coming to a climax.
It is certainly no illusion that hard times are coming. Even if we consider the situation of the past decades a catastrophe, the new developments seem much more threatening. This may be because the Corona, climate change and the war in Ukraine are forcing us to look beyond Central Europe. The problems are getting closer and we are now more clearly feeling the effects here as well.
However, the effects of Corona, poverty and war in a city like Hamburg do not affect everyone equally.
As all over the world, marginalized and poor people are affected and forced to flee, starve and homelessness differently than rich people. This situation will only get worse in the coming period. If the rich get scared, they will be even more ruthless in defending “their” property and use even more violence to protect their privileges.
In cities like Hamburg, where the percentage of millionaires is the highest in the country, the social imbalances are much more pronounced.
Just over one in a thousand earns more than a million euros a year. At the same time, one in five children live in poverty. In the wealthy suburbs of the Elbe [Hamburg’s bourgeois district], not even one child in a hundred lives in a “Hartz 4 family” [a family receiving welfare for particularly low incomes], in the poorest neighborhoods almost one in two.
Nothing new, the world is unfair. Continue reading “Hamburg, Germany: You are the crisis. Claim for the incendiary attack on a government vehicle in the St. Pauli neighborhood”
Attentively we have followed how the Greek state crushes demonstrations in the streets of Athens. The government of Nea Dimokratia and its judiciary have proven that in the hunger strikes of D. Koufontinas and G. Michailidis, they are ready to let prisoners die rather than give in one step. We know the videos of the lynching with the participation of police officers of Zak Kostopoulos. As well as the execution of N. Sampanis in Perama by DIAS is an expression of a ruthless regime, as is the murder of Vassilis Maggos in Volos. Blood drips from the hands of the Greek authorities.
The new junta thinks it is smart to take advantage of the August vacation period to begin construction of the metro station in Exarcheia. Their goal is to destroy every social base and occupy every place of resistance with troops. The evictions of squats in Thessaloniki and the police invasion of the university there have not escaped us either.
Everywhere the Greek state encounters resistance from parts of society. We want to support this resistance in order to bring down the project of ND. The system of ND, its judiciary and its cops, is the state of rapists. The release of rapists and the simultaneous attack on a feminist demonstration in July in Athens, symbolizes the values of Mitsotakis’ government.
At the same time, the killings at Greece’s borders continue. In league with FRONTEX and mercenaries, Greek authorities are responsible for the daily deaths at the gates of the European fortress. Continue reading “Berlin, Germany: Arson attack on a vehicle of the Greek Embassy”