The capitalist management of the pandemic reveals in the most blatant way how barbaric and murderous the capitalist system is. A system that destroys everything in its path in the name of supposed growth.It destroys and pollutes the natural environment, the primary cause of pandemics.
It condemns entire peoples and the lower social strata to poverty, sets up hundreds of deaths from COVID 19 around the world, absence of hospitals, vaccines in African countries and other protective measures.
In Greece, and while we are in the fourth wave of the pandemic, the government continues to methodically undermine the already degraded ΕΣΥ (Εθνικό Σύστημα Υγείας, National Healthcare Service) for the sole purpose of privatising it. Moreover, a current strengthening of the ΕΣΥ will in future be an obstacle to the further exploitation of health care as a field of profit for private capital.
The law on protests, the labour and environmental bill, the new system of admission to higher education, the teacher evaluation, the university police, the reorganisation of basic goods are all coming to secure a ‘new’ reality for thousands of workers and beyond.
In this condition of an all-out attack on the popular strata, the fascists are also making their reappearance. Various far-right groups, sometimes more vigorously and sometimes not, are trying to fill the gap left by X.A. (Χρυσή Αυγή, Golden Dawn, Neo-Nazi Party) It was to be expected that this would happen. On the one hand, because fascism will exist as long as there is poverty and exploitation (acting as a disorienting factor in the struggle against the state and capital) and on the other hand, because such paramilitary groups function as a repressive complement to the official state apparatus. Continue reading “Athens, Greece: Taking responsibility for the arson of the vehicle of Michaloliakos – Zaroulia* by Proletarian Cell Dimitris Dagklis”