“We don’t forget, we don’t forgive” – day of international action against state murders, 12 – 20 - 2008
These oppurtunities don't come around very often.
An inspirational revolt has occured elsewhere in the world, it's been all over the news, why would we want to fires to dim down? Instead what if the fires of revolt burn everywhere brightly, simultaneously?
Revolutions need to be spread or they will eventually die.
If we don't act, we'll accomplish nothing, not even failure.
The murder of 15-year-old Alexandros Gregoropoulos by the cops is the occasion for our claiming the streets over the past 9 days. However, murders perpetrated by the state and its mechanisms, whether the are portrayed as “isolated incidents” of police killings, whether they are worker “accidents”, caused by the inhuman working conditions, or even murders of immigrants on the border lines of EU, have all a common resultant; state suppression of any social struggle, suppression extending even to murdering those that stand out against the state suppression mechanisms.
Moreover, the “independent” authority of Justice is in effect the bosses’ stooge; keeps penalizing every social struggle and overfills their prison institutions.
Our demands that the “occupational armies of Democracy” be disbanded and Police be disarmed, are only a portion of what we are fighting for: our lives, our dreams, social justice and equal opportunities and access to public health, education and exploitation-free work.
This text is neither aiming to introduce a political framework in the struggle of all of us, nor to consume itself in bureaucratic procedures. Your solidarity reflexes were so immediate that they show that in the struggle for a more just and fair society, without exploitation and oppression, we are all together, and we must all claim the streets, with new social clauses, and fight against all those who steal our lives.
At this moment, they fear us, and they will keep on fearing us if we are thousands and everywhere. We are calling everyone to actions of solidarity, to fight for the rights of all of us.
Let 20 December be the beginning.
General Assembly of the Occupied Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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