On the 55th day of the hunger strike of Giannis Michailidis, we burned a UNISON vehicle in the area of Metaxourgiou, on Constantinople Street. To support the comrade in his struggle for freedom and as an effort to give strength to the movement in the coming days and nights.
UNISON is a company that collaborates with the municipality of Athens in the privatization and exploitation of parks and streets – with the end result being the death of life in all public spaces, and the transformation of the city into a commercialized Disneyland. The struggle to defend Exarcheia also necessitates an attack on UNISON, as it is responsible for the gentrification of Strefi Hill. The company has an open mandate to facilitate the cops in the repression of public spaces and the evacuation of squats. They are also part of the class war against the poor, as they rent workers. Instead of decent wages and working conditions, the company pays peanuts and violates workers’ rights, earning goodwill for their rich bosses and shareholders.
UNISON advertises on its vehicles that it is an “exclusive partner of ISS”. ISS is a Danish security and site management company that maintains prisons and immigration detention centres in Belgium and France, offers security on public transport, as well as “security solutions”, with workers or surveillance techniques on every dirty job.
The state, in its desire to take all ground from the anarchist space and the broader antagonistic movement, by evacuating squats, attacking universities, tear-gassing neighbourhoods, will face the transformation of the city into a battlefield. If the strike doesn’t end well, we will do everything to turn the next few weeks into a nightmare for those in charge, creating situations they can’t handle. Burning cars, interventions, banners, broken windows and clashes must become the experience of this tourist season.
Let’s burn the rich and their people