Greek anarchists attack and destroy fascists’ offices

Greek anarchists attack and destroy fascists’ offices

Greek anarchists launch a daylight assault on the newly opened office of a prominent neo-nazi group.

The Greek Neo-Nazi group ‘Golden Dawn’ have very recently opened a new office in the port city of Patras. Two days after it opened anarchists stormed the building in broad daylight and smashed everything inside.

They destroyed records and propaganda and also destroyed all the fixtures and fittings, including walls, doors, water pipes, and furniture. They left the building covered in anti-fascist slogans.

The ‘Golden Dawn’ is the same fascist group that the Greek Communist Party (KKE) welcomed into a steelworkers dispute in Athens.




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Mar 18 2012 22:09

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plasmatelly
Mar 19 2012 21:34

I agree Banjo - but it's utter twaddle. Mind you, on the plus - what the Button said had me proper giggling!

"Yeah, I've heard of Gandhi. Here's his letter to his "friend," Hitler.
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/09/for-sake-of-humanity_10.html
Lucky he wrote it, otherwise there might have been a massive war or something."

HorrorHiro
Mar 19 2012 21:58


Just thought I'd put this here. and if anyone wants to here the speech...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhg6LxyTnY8

And I don't know how much my any of you care about my personal opinion but I feel that (as a black male looking back at those times.) I feel that Malcolm X is a far more realistic human bring. Now I'm not trying to put down MLK but it takes 1 hell of a decent-good human being to be the kind of man he was...sadly though vast majority of our species can't be like him.

Arbeiten
Mar 20 2012 01:12

Both the Gandhi reference and the King reference are shite. India was a hot bed of violent resistance for like 100 years before the G man came and sat on the floor and won white peoples hearts. Also as HH post seems to suggest, there is no King without Malcolm, the Panthers, MOVE and a shit ton of other things going on in America at the time. These histories are hugely complex and it really annoys me when someone flippantly throws around a Gandhi or King quote (that they probably found from a self help book or off the back of a cereal box) with a flagrant disregard for the context.

Also, lols for smashing the fash's bogs

susanoc
Mar 21 2012 06:16

I'm concerned that Greenman is using pacifism as an excuse for inaction. Even Gandhi believed that armed resistance was far better than acceptance of oppression.
One doesn't drive a cancer out of one's body with love. And this societal cancer will neither shrink nor disappear without swift intervention.
Our love won't turn their hearts, but our actions might change their minds.

Stephan
Mar 22 2012 00:48

Religious or dogmatic pacifism is no good. Practically no violence means that you have to smash things. Hatred is an emotion like any other with reasons, and perhaps sometimes good reasons. It is important to relate to facts and tactics. There were many pacifist anifacists among others Augustin Suchy from germany who had nothing against direct action. Why should you give pacifimen bad publicity?

Stephan
Mar 22 2012 01:31

My experience in debates about violence and "militancy" in Austria and Denmark covers how little activists actually have to say and how little they relate to the public or their daily lives. The violence debaten is every time the same and is about fighting 2% of the population how are fascists but ignore completely what is going on in parliament and with the new democratic fascists.

Therefore I can not take these debaten serjøs - I can see that the situation is very different in other countries, but there is reason to left-radical (and especially anarchists) have the monopoly and the task in society to fight other politically marginalized groups in a spectacular fashion.

I may be wrong about the situation in Greece and other countries, but I would like to learn more about it?

Plumber
May 8 2012 23:12

If you all look at the bottom picture (the bathroom) you'll see that it was piped with CPVC (plastic piping) for the water supply. In my professional opinion this alone warrants a demolition of this office.

tastybrain
May 9 2012 00:36
Plumber wrote:
If you all look at the bottom picture (the bathroom) you'll see that it was piped with CPVC (plastic piping) for the water supply. In my professional opinion this alone warrants a demolition of this office.

^This made me LOL. smile Thanks Plumber

Diddy-D
May 10 2012 10:22

The anarchists who trashed the offices, of the scumbag nazis of Golden Dawn, are worthy of the highest praise.

As for pacifism. The bourgeois like workers to pratice it when it comes to demos and picket lines etc. But when they want us to go and fight a war in Iraq, then they want the workers to be warriors for them.

There are two forms of pacifism, selective and thorough-going. Self-explanatory terms really.

I am sure the British loved the pacifism of Mohandas Gandhi. It helped them hold to India that little bit longer. On the sly, they would have been laughing up their fucking sleeves at him.

Me, I am a selective pacifist. If capital want me to fight a war against my fellow workers abroad, they can go fuck themselves. I would choose a prison cell than be a conscript for those duffers.

But in the act of insurrection, and seizing control of the means of production, and the goods we create and ought to control, then I am not a pacifist pink black star

Chilli Sauce
May 10 2012 12:11

Good posts from Plumber and Diddy.

Diddy-D
May 10 2012 20:08

Thanks Chilli Sauce.

Much appreciated, comrade smile pink black star

Chilli Sauce
May 10 2012 20:33
Quote:
If you all look at the bottom picture (the bathroom) you'll see that it was piped with CPVC (plastic piping) for the water supply. In my professional opinion this alone warrants a demolition of this office.

laugh out loud

jolasmo
May 11 2012 12:10

Surely that cartoon misses the point - Magrite's The Treachery of Images isn't a pipe because it's actually a painting of a pipe. The plumber is holding an actual pipe, so saying it's not a pipe doesn't make sense.

~J.

Chilli Sauce
May 11 2012 12:15

J, I'm sure you'd be a blast at parties wink

soc
May 11 2012 12:25

~J life is too short...

flaneur
May 11 2012 12:55

SURREALISM IN CAPITAL LETTERS.

As for the toilets, they could have made like the Goonies.

Uncreative
May 11 2012 15:35
jolasmo wrote:
Surely that cartoon misses the point - Magrite's The Treachery of Images isn't a pipe because it's actually a painting of a pipe. The plumber is holding an actual pipe, so saying it's not a pipe doesn't make sense.

~J.

The drawing of a plumber is holding a drawing of a pipe, surely?

Arbeiten
May 11 2012 16:08

Fuck, Uncreative beat me to that little spot of pedantry!

RedEd
May 20 2012 00:41
jolasmo wrote:
Surely that cartoon misses the point - Magrite's The Treachery of Images isn't a pipe because it's actually a painting of a pipe. The plumber is holding an actual pipe, so saying it's not a pipe doesn't make sense.

~J.

No mate, the pipe in that image has been recontextualised as art and is therefore, whilst structurally identical to a given 'pipe' (as the the term is socially constructed) exactly as much as a metephor for a pipe as a painting of a pipe.

SO THERE!