Saturday, December 27, 2008

Polytechnic occupation ends....

"If something scares us, it is the return to normality. For in the destroyed and pillaged streets of our cities of light we see not only the obvious results of our rage, but the possibility of starting to live. We no longer have anything to do, other than to install ourselves in this possibility and transform it into a living experience: by grounding on the field of everyday life, our creativity, our power to materialize our desires, our power not to contemplate but to construct the real. This is our vital space. All the rest is death."

On December 24th, the Athens Polytechnic Occupation announced it would leave the school in order to help spread the rebellion into the neighborhoods.

-Here is a report from US based Crimethinc. on the events in Greece based on an interview with the Void Network

-Here is a report back from participants in the San Francisco solidarity demonstration on December 20th.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Traducción e información de la revuelta en Grecia en Español

Perdon por no tener mas información en español ultimamente.
Aqui hay traducciones de todas las últimas noticias y comunicados desde Grecia: Ansiolitiko. y tambien Asamblea de Solidarixs con Grecia

Athens: Polytechnic Under Attack/ Solidarity in the USA

"Spark in Athens. Fire in Paris. Insurrection is coming."

Word from Athens is that the Polytechnic Institute, where many protesters have been staying the past few weeks, is under imminent threat of attack.

On December 20th actions in solidarity with the Greek Revolt took place all over the US:

Portland, Oregon

Modesto, California

Toledo, Ohio

In San Francisco, Anarchists marched from the Mission District and made their way to the Westfield Mall where people entered the mall breaking windows.

Denver, Colorado

Tacoma, Washington

St. Louis, Missouri

Friday, December 19, 2008

NYC: Solidarity With Greek Revolt and Student Uprising

A wild one in NYC last night!

From Athens to Avenue A: A group of 40-50 individuals assembled shortly after 9pm in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's Lower East Side last night. Carrying banners they took to the streets marching north on Avenue A., the site of the well known tompkins square park riots of 1989. The group began chanting anti police slogans, as well as anti-capitalist chants. Fliers were handed out talking about the Greek revolt as well as problems here like police brutality, the economic crisis and gentrification. read more....

"New School for Social Revolution"

The New School building at 65 5th ave had been occupied by students on Wednesday night. On thursday morning they expanded their occupation after repelling an attack by the NYPD. One member of APOC NYC was arrested in these scuffles, but was released later that night.At night hundreds of supporters lined the streets in front of the building, chanting in support. The crowed swelled and spilling out onto 5th avenue. As the NYPD brought in metal protest pens in an attempt to control the growing crowds, a shoving match broke out and people poured onto 5th avenue blocking the street completely. Trash and newspaper boxes were thrown into the street with the crowd chanting "From New York to Greece, Fuck the Police!"

New School Occupation ends after a night of strong solidarity and street blockades...
Video of New School President being chased by an angry crowd
more to come!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Greece: Mass Student March Gassed/ NYC: Police Attack Student Occupation

"We are the law, we'll stay on the streets."
A student march of over 7,000 people took over central Athens. Police shot tear gas and concussion grenades directly into the crowd. The March ended in clashes and property destruction.A 16 year old student was shot in the hand before the marches began in Athens possibly by fascists. Occupations of media outlets have also reportedly spread in Greece.

At noon today in NYC Police attacked students and supporters at the New School University which has been occupied since last night. The students spread the occupation and were letting more occupiers into the building when the NYPD showed up attacked students and entered the school. One person was arrested but students were able to repel the police, barricading themselves inside the school. Word from the inside is that there are now many more students occupying and they are going strong!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"...Be assured, this is only the beginning"

"We have just occupied New School University. We liberate this space for ourselves, and all those who want to join us, for our general autonomous use. We take the university in explicit solidarity with those occupying the universities and streets in Greece, Italy, France and Spain."

A portion of The New School in New York City was occupied around 8pm tonight. Students at the school have a long list of grievances with their school's administration. In a communique released shortly after the occupation took place the students inside expressed solidarity with the revolt in Greece as well as the student struggles in Italy, France, and Spain.

They go on to state:
"...what begins tonight at the New School cannot, and should not, be contained here.
Thus: with this occupation, we inaugurate a wave of occupations in New York City and the United States, a coming wave of occupations, blockades, and strikes in this time of crisis.
Be assured, this is only the beginning,

Union Offices Occupied, Anarchists take action against the circle of “production-circulation-consumption”

The historic central offices of the General Confederation of Greek Workers in Athens have been occupied by militant workers.
Anarchists took place in an “anarcho-transportation” action on Tuesday, vending machines in Victoria station , central Athens were glued; all cctv in the station was blocked off.
Mass student demonstration to take place tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Stop watching, get out onto the streets"

“The State murders. Your silence arms them. Occupations in all public buildings, now. Occupation of the Town Hall of Agios Dimitrios”

The Liberated City Hall of Aghios Dimitrios which has been occupied since the morning of December 11th, has released a statement calling for the release of all those arrested in the uprising. The ' liberated' city hall holds daily assemblies with 300 people participating, and calls itself 'a space for counter information and self organization'.

Meanwhile young protesters momentarily seized the state run TV turning off a speech by the Prime Minister and turning cameras on their banners which read: "Stop watching, get out onto the streets," and "Free everyone who has been arrested." In Thessaloniki people forced radio stations to broadcast messages on air.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The writing is on the wall... Let the revolt spread!

The action will likely pick up in Greece today with multiple events planned. Occupations continue to grow. And many of us around the world who have been inspired by what has happened in Greece hope that the spirit of that insurrection will grow and spread.

In Italy there was a huge strike with students targeting banks and Greek consulates. In The USA the Northeastern Anarchist Network has added to calls for solidarity actions which continue all over the country and the world...
Aqui en Español un resumen sobre que ha pasado en Grecia...



Sunday, December 14, 2008

“We don’t forget, we don’t forgive”

Rioting picked up again in Athens on Saturday night, Occupations have spread and resistance has also picked up on the Island of Crete. Decemeber 20th is being called as an international day of solidarity with the Greek Revolt

saturday night's clashes:

compilation of past weeks rioting

Once again On The Greek Riots and Center For Strategic Anarchy continue to have the most up to date english information from Greece/

Solidarity demos have already taken place all over the world
here is a sampling:






Friday, December 12, 2008

Video from the greek insurrection tonight in NYC!

What's Next in Greece?

attacking cops in athens

"Comrades in all the world, if you want to express your solidarity, which we need a lot keep on the fights in your countries and make them stronger. They are really afraid for us, believe us you can not imagine, here now we can see it clearly. Resurrection, like we read in the books really exists, we can assure you , we live it... It is Beautiful! In one night “reality”, “normality” died... It will happen to your countries soon. Make plans , Be ready"
- some anarchists from Athens

As Greece enters nearly a week straight of rioting it is still unclear what will happen? Will the Revolt spread as the media seem to fear? Students seem to be continuing the fight, riots continued again today, a Town Hall in suburban Athens was taken over by residents who referred to the current events as a "Civil War".

Here is a recent description of events on the ground from Greek Anarchists.

Solidarity actions continue to spread in europe, and in the US as well.

For on the ground accounts check out "On the Greek Riots"
Also see the C.S.A. 's info filled posts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NYC: Solidarity with Alexis and the Greek Rioters

About 30 New Yorkers rallied in front of the Greek consulate yesterday to show their solidarity with Alexis , and the rioters throughout Greece. There was a large police presence, including a mobile command center, Undercover Officers and TARU (surveillance) officers. The protesters chanted "Cops Pigs Murders!" in Greek and English, as well as "Fire and flames to the state, their repression fuels our hate!" before dispersing.

The Consulate was shut down due to a early morning attack also in solidarity with Alexis. The windows of the consulate were smashed and the message "Alexi was here" and Anarchy symbols left on the walls. The incompetent NYPD theorize that this act was committed by the infamous "bicycle bomber" despite the fact that the M.O. was rather different, a brick was used and spray painted messages were left.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Seasons Greetings from Greece!

christmas tree set alight by rioters in central athens

Massive rioting entered its 4th day in Greece and shows little signs of slowing.
Check out: On The Greek Riots, a new blog with up to date info on the situation in Greece.

In Patras, Greece there are reports that fascist groups have been working in concert with the police to attack demonstrators.

Los Disturbios en Grecia sigue!
por mas info: en español y por La Haine

Monday, December 08, 2008

Riots in greece continue for a third day

Alexandros Grigoropoulos

On the night of December 6th, police shot 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in cold blood in the Eksarhia district of Athens. Since that night, Athens and tens of other greek cities have been burning.more photos.
video of the rioting in Athens and Patras

Greek Embassy in London shut down

In Berlin and London, anarchists have occupied the greek embassy in solidarity with the rioters and with Alexandros.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Disturbios en Grecia por el asesinato de un anarquista de 16 años/ Riots in Greece as 16-year-old was shot dead by policeman

El sábado 6 de diciembre, alrededor de las 10pm, dos policías griegos que se encontraban en una patrulla en el barrio de Exarchia (barrio radical y anarquista) en el centro de Atenas, tuvieron un enfrentamiento verbal con algunxs jóvenes del barrio, durante el enfrentamiento, uno de los policías dispararó dos veces a un chico de 16 años. La víctima fué trasladada al Hospital Evangelismos pero ya se encontraba muerta.

En una respuesta espontánea, miles de personas se congregaron en el centro de las principales ciudades griegas. En Atenas, la gente se congregó afuera del hospital Evangelismos para evitar que la policía entrara al mismo. Poco después las policía arremetió contra los manifestantes en las calles de Exarchia arrestando a una persona. La noche en Atenas se convirtió en una asamblea espontánea en la Universidad Politécnica, dónde se tomaron tres edificios, disturbios en el centro de la ciudad, incluyendo ataques contra el departamento de policía, tiendas y bancos. Los disturbios duraron hasta el amanecer. La policía enfrentó a los manifestantes con gas lacrimógeno.

Marchas, manifestaciones, acciones directas y disturbios tomaron lugar al rededor de todo el país. En Tesalónica, una numerosa manifestación tomó lugar mientras dos estaciones de policía fueron atacadas, muchos bancos fueron quemados y Egnatia , la calle principal fué bloqueada durante horas con botes de basura en llamas.
También hay reportes de acciones en las ciudades de: Yannena, Iraklio, Chania, Komotini, Mitilini, Xanthi, Serres, Sparta, Alexandropolis y Volos.

Se han anunciado manifestaciones en todas las ciudades Griegas para mañana comenzando a la 1pm.

Los medios masivos de comunicación en Grecia reportaron que dos ministros del Interior ofrecieron dejar su cargo pero esto no fué aceptado por el Primer ministro. Los dos policías ya fueron detenidos y acusados por asesinato, aunque ellos insisten que la bala fué disparada al aire para alejar a los jóvenes.


On Saturday 6th of December at around 10pm, two Greek policemen were in patrol in a central street by Exarchia square, in the center of Athens. They had a verbal argument with some young people who were there. During the argument, one of the cops pulled his gun and shot a 16-year-old twice. The victim was moved to Evangelismos Hospital to be found dead.

In a spontaneous response, thousands of people gathered in the centers of most of Greek cities. In Athens, people gathered outside Evangelismos Hospital, in order to prevent the cops from entering the building. A little later the riot police attacked in a street in Exarchia resulting to one person being arrested. The evening in Athens evolved with a spontaneous assembly in the Polytechnic University, a lot of riots in the whole center of Athens, including attacks against police departments and banks, until the early hours of the next morning. Meanwhile, a spontaneous demonstration took place, but it was confronted by the riot police with tear gas. Three University buildings have been occupied.

Rallies, demonstrations, direct actions and riots took place all around the country. In Thessaloniki, a big spontaneous demonstration took place, while 2 Police Departments were attacked, several bank departments were burnt and Egnatia str., the main street, was blocked by burning trash bins for hours. Reports have been also posted about actions in Yannena, Iraklio, Chania, Komotini, Mitilini, Xanthi, Serres, Sparta, Alexandroupolis and Volos.

Demonstrations in all cities of Greece have been announced for tomorrow afternoon, starting at 1pm.

According to the mainstream media, two Ministers offered their resignation, but it was not accepted by the Prime Minister. The two policemen have already been detained and accused for murder, while they insist that the bullet was shot on the air to keep the young men away, but it was reverted by a metal label towards the stomach of the victim.