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David in Atlanta
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Dec 16 2008 09:55

14/15 dec.: Two SL virtual world rallies IN SOLIDARITY with GREEK UPRISING
Note flipped virtual cop car.

Sotev
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Dec 16 2008 11:53

a leaflet
oops, apparently, better translation(s) already online at http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2008/12/12/we-are-here-we-are-everywhere-we-are-an-image-from-the-future/

still, it's a fine text.

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Dec 16 2008 11:48

translation from
http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2008/12/15/these-days-are-ours-too/
steki-am.blogspot.com

this is an important text as the translator says.

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“These days are ours, too”

(The following text was distributed at the student picket outside the police headquarters today by people from Athens’ Haunt of Albanian Migrants. I wanted to translate and upload it here because it shows something very important: that ties of solidarity are being formed and strengthened across different sectors of the Greek society - a wonderful thing!)

These days are ours, too

Following the assassination of Alexis Grigoropoulos we have been living in an unprecedented condition of turmoil, an outflow of rage that doesn’t seem to end. Leading this uprising, it seems, are the students - who with an inexhaustible passion and hearty spontaneity have reversed the whole situation. You cannot stop something you don’t control, something that is organised spontaneously and under terms you do not comprehend. This is the beauty of the uprising. The high school students are making history and leave it to the others to write it up and to classify it ideologically. The streets, the incentive, the passion belongs to them.

In the framework of this wider mobilisation, with the student demonstrations being its steam-engine, there is a mass participation of the second generation of migrants and many refugees also. The refugees come to the streets in small numbers, with limited organisation, with the spontaneity and impetus describing their mobilisation. Right now, they are the most militant part of the foreigners living in Greece. Either way, they have very little to lose.

The children of migrants mobilise en mass and dynamically, primarily through high school and university actions as well as through the organisations of the left and the far left. They are the most integrated part of the migrant community, the most courageous. They are unlike their parents, who came with their head bowed, as if they were beging for a loaf of bread. They are a part of the Greek society, since they’ve lived in no other. They do not beg for something, they demand to be equal with their Greek classmates. Equal in rights, on the streets, in dreaming.

For us, the politically organised migrants, this is a second french November of 2005. We never had any illusions that when the peoples’ rage overflew we would be able to direct it in any way. Despite the struggles we have taken on during all these years we never managed to achieve such a mass response like this one. Now is time for the street to talk: The deafening scream heard is for the 18 years of violence, repression, exploitation and humiliation. These days are ours, too.

These days are for the hundreds of migrants and refugees who were murdered at the borders, in police stations, workplaces. They are for those murdered by cops or “concerned citizens.” They are for those murdered for daring to cross the border, working to death, for not bowing their head, or for nothing. They are for Gramos Palusi, Luan Bertelina, Edison Yahai, Tony Onuoha, Abdurahim Edriz, Modaser Mohamed Ashtraf and so many others that we haven’t forgotten.

These days are for the everyday police violence that remains unpunished and unanswered. They are for the humiliations at the border and at the migrant detention centres, which continue to date. They are for the crying injustice of the Greek courts, the migrants and refugees unjustly in prison, the justice we are denied. Even now, in the days and nights of the uprising, the migrants pay a heavy toll - what with the attacks of far-righters and cops, with deportations and imprisonment sentences that the courts hand out with Christian love to us infidels.

These days are for the exploitation continuing unabatedly for 18 years now. They are for the struggles that are not forgotten: in the downs of Volos, the olympic works, the town of Amaliada. They are for the toil and the blood of our parents, for informal labour, for the endless shifts. They are for the deposits and the adhesive stamps, the welfare contributions we paid and will never have recognised. It is for the papers we will be chasing for the rest of our lives like a lottery ticket.

These days are for the price we have to pay simply in order to exist, to breathe. They are for all those times when we crunched our teeth, for the insults we took, the defeats we were charged with. They are for all the times when we didn’t react even when having all the reasons in the world to do so. They are for all the times when we did react and we were alone because our deaths and our rage did not fit pre-existing shapes, didn’t bring votes in, didn’t sell in the prime-time news.

These days belong to all the marginalised, the excluded, the people with the difficult names and the unknown stories. They belong to all those who die every day in the Aegean sea and Evros river, to all those murdered at the border or at a central Athens street; they belong to the Roma in Zefyri, to the drug addicts in Eksarhia. These days belong to the kids of Mesollogiou street, to the unintegrated, the uncontrollable students. Thanks to Alexis, these days belong to us all.

18 years of silent rage are too many.

To the streets, for solidarity and dignity!

We haven’t forgotten, we won’t forget - these days are yours too

Luan, Tony, Mohamed, Alexis…

Haunt of Albanian Migrants
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Dec 16 2008 16:44

More info on the farmers' protest in northern Greece here.

"Also, for a second day farmers protesting at low prices cut off the main highway to northern Greece for several hours."

Some more solidarity actions:

"Buenos Aires Argentina 15/12/08: Demo gathered about 60 people in front of the Greek embassy in solidarity with Alexis and the Greek revolt. It was heavily watched over by police and even by 2 water-canon tanks. There was not incidents.

Barcelona. Spain 15/12/08: Dozens of trash containers calcinated in solidarity with Alexis and the Greek revolt.

Murcia; Spain 11/12/08: The eviction of a well known squat in the city; "La fabrica de hielo" (The Ice Factory) was followed by a demo along the main arteries of the city. Once in the "Gran Via", the main street, the riot police cut the road and gave the order of calling off the protest. The demostrators which accounted for about 150-200 people, refused to stop the demo and the police charged. Some rioting followed. That very same night, at the same time the match "Real Madrid-Barcelona" was taking place and being watched by most of the population, dozens of rubish containers were burned.

DESALOJOS SON DISTURBIOS (Evictions equal riots).

Lisbon; Portugal 12/12/08: Rubish containers burnt in the borough of Gacia. Graffitis on the walls: "Greece is everywhere" and "We are just warming up"."

and in the comments:
"AKTION IN LONDON
POLICE VANS VANDALIZED .BANKS VANDALIZED..CASH POINTS DESTROYED ...BINS SET ON FIRE ..BMW SET ON FIRE ....POLITICAL SLOGAN IN MANY PLACES AROUND THE CITY ........................SOLIDARITY WITH GREEK REVOLT WE DONT FORGET WE DONT FORGIVE NO SURRENDER"

Also: the movement in Greece is already having ripple effects:
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=1081258

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy defended on Tuesday the decision to backtrack on education reform in the face of student protests that raised fears of Greek-style social unrest."

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Dec 16 2008 17:55

Hi comrades,

For information : the interview of Yannis, International secretary of the griek union ESE (anarcho-syndicalist) :

http://www.cnt-f.org/spip.php?article865

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Dec 16 2008 18:52
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Rubish containers burnt in the borough of Gacia.

BINS SET ON FIRE

?

I don't see how wanton destruction of things that are both useful and politically irrelevant is helpful.

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Dec 17 2008 08:54

Some slogans,graffiti etc.
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NATIONAL UNITY?
CLASS HATE

NATIONAL UNITY IS DRENCHED IN BLOOD
JUSTICE IS WITH THE INSURGENTS

DOWN WITH NATIONAL UNITY
LONG LIVE CLASS WAR

IN GREECE, TURKEY, MACEDONIA
THE ENEMY IS IN THE BANKS AND THE MINISTRIES

BARRICADES BLOCK THE STREETS
BUT OPEN PASSAGES

RIOT POLICE IS THE OCCUPATION ARMY OF DEMOCRACY

LET THE FRIENDS BECOME COMRADES
AND THE INDIFFERENT ENEMIES

ALEXIS LIVES.
YOU?

A CITY AFLAME
A FLOWER THAT BLOSSOMS

IT'S NOT OUR FAULT -- THE STONES RICOCHET

WE ARE A PICTURE OF THE FUTURE

HISTORY, HERE WE COME!

WE DESTROY OUR PRESENT BECAUSE WE COME FROM THE FUTURE

I DON'T WANT TO WORK
I DON'T WANT A FULL MEAL
I WANT THE SEA
AND THE BOSSES AT THE SEA-BED

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Dec 17 2008 10:38
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.LONDON.(snip)..CASH POINTS DESTROYED .

I would have been well pissed off if these were the cash points by the club I went to on Saturday. Still, no doubt it sent shockwaves through the central nervous system of capital.

Why are some anarchists so stupid?

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Dec 18 2008 10:04

this is very very important
The historical GSEE Building in Athens is occupied. The building is on Patision str. some hundred meters away from the infamous Polytechneion.

GSEE is the national trade union in Greece.
It is the "General Confederation of Greek Workers".

The occupiers also sign as "GSEE", General Assembly of Insurgent Workers, in greek it's the same initials.

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DECLARATION


We will either determine our history ourselves
or let it be determined without us

We, manual workers, employees, jobless, temporary workers, local or migrants, are not passive tv-viewers. Since the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Saturday night we participate in the demonstrations, the clashes with the police, the occupations of the centre or the neighborhoods. Time and again we had to leave work and our daily obligations to take the streets with the students, the university students and the other proletarians in struggle.

WE DECIDED TO OCCUPY THE BUILDING OF GSEE

-To turn it into a space of free expression and a meeting point of workers.

-To disperse the media-touted myth that the workers were and are absent from the clashes, and that the rage of these days was an affair of some 500 "mask-bearers", "hooligans" or some other fairy tale, while on the tv-screens the workers were presented as victims of the clash, while the capitalist crisis in Greece and Worldwide leads to countless layoffs that the media and their managers deal as a "natural phenomenon".

-To flay and uncover the role of the trade union bureaucracy in the undermining of the insurrection -and not only there. GSEE and the entire trade union mechanism that supports it for decades and decades, undermine the struggles, bargain our labor power for crumblings, perpetuate the system of exploitation and wage slavery. The stance of GSEE last Wednesday is quite telling: GSEE cancelled the programmed strikers' demonstration, stopping short at the organization of a brief gathering in Syntagma Sq., making simultaneously sure that the people will be dispersed in a hurry from the Square, fearing that they might get infected by the virus of insurrection.

-To open up this space for the first time -as a continuation of the social opening created by the insurrection itself-, a space that has been built by our contributions, a space from which we were excluded. For all these years we trusted our fate on saviours of every kind, and we end up losing our dignity. As workers we have to start assuming our responsibilities, and to stop assigning our hopes to wise leaders or "able" representatives. We have to acquire a voice of our own, to meet up, to talk, to decide, and to act. Against the generalized attack we endure. The creation of collective "grassroot" resistances is the only way.

-To propagate the idea of self-organization and solidarity in working places, struggle committees and collective grassroot procedures, abolishing the bureaucrat trade unionists.

All these years we gulp the misery, the pandering, the violence in work. We became accustomed to counting the crippled and our dead - the so-called "labor accidents". We became accustomed to ingore the migrants -our class brothers- getting killed. We are tired living with the anxiety of securing a wage, revenue stamps, and a pension that now feels like a distant dream.

As we struggle not to abandon our life in the hands of the bosses and the trade union representatives, likewise we will not abandon no arrested insurgent in the hands of the state and the juridical mechanism.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE DETAINED
NO CHARGE TO THE ARRESTED
SELF-ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKERS
GENERAL STRIKE

WORKERS' ASSEMBLY IN THE "LIBERATED" BUILDING OF GSEE
Wendesday, 17 December 2008, 18:00

General Assembly of Insurgent Workers

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the big orange banner reads:

From labor "accidents"
to the murders in cold blood
State - Capital kill

No persecution
Immediate release
of the arrested

GENERAL STRIKE

Workers' self-organization
will become the bosses' grave

General Assembly of Insurgent Workers

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Dec 17 2008 11:50

the 'squatters symbol' is quite widespread here/now, and doesn't really mean a "squat" as in an alternative-milieu thing. For example school kids use it freely when they occupy their schools, like these days. Ofcourse anarchists/'squatters' use it also, like in western europe.

Occupations like the one of the gsee building --there are various state buildings occupied now -- currently enjoy widespread support, that is, many people regroup around their public assemblies.

this occupation is made by various militant workers/jobless/migrants, workers' assemblies (informal) and some militant rank and file trade union assemblies, ie. unions that function as assemblies without bureaucracy. all in all, this is a proletarian occupation.

Panagopoulos (the gsee president) just announced that "these occupiers can't be workers, workers are on their posts". ( !!!! ) . ever heard of night workers? part time workers? jobless even?

the occupation has put out some more announcements, regarding "what they are" and other things, perhaps someone will translate them.

what's "athens atm"?

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Dec 17 2008 11:55

atm = at the moment.

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Dec 17 2008 14:36

I am so happy to hear of the workers occupying their builiding and confronting the illusions that the state is trying to cultivate and maintain. The US media is doing everything they can to black out this news or maintain it as nothing more than violence.

I'm in solidarity and doing what I can to keep Greece front and center!

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Dec 17 2008 16:16

pix.
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/2008_greek_riots.html?link=rss
there seems to be alot of anarchyism.

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Dec 17 2008 18:48

Athens:Bureaucrats attack the occupation of the workers confederation

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/12/415664.html

Bureaucrats were really scared of the decision from rebel workers to occupy the central offices of the workers confederation.
They said : "These people can not be workers. Workers are at work now..."
Everyones knows their role to suppress the workers movement.
No some workers are not at work... your worst fears are becoming true...

50 bureaucrats came along with some "bodyguards" to re-occupy the confederations building but comrades through them out...

Only when the last bureaucrat...

Bureaucrats attack the occupation of the workers confederation but are driven away

http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2008/12/17/25-1750-bureaucrats-attack-the-occupation-of-the-workers-confederation-but-are-driven-away-rioting-erupts-in-patras/

Open general assemblies right now at the occupied university of Economics and the occupied building of the general confederation of workers in greece. Things are building up for tomorrow, when the mass student demonstration will take place in Athens…

17:50: 50 bureaucrats came along to the building of the insurgent workers. They came together with some “heavies” but disappeared in the sight of anarchist reinforcements from the Economics university, chanting slogans of solidarity.

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Dec 17 2008 20:44
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Rubish containers burnt in the borough of Gacia.

BINS SET ON FIRE

?

I don't see how wanton destruction of things that are both useful and politically irrelevant is helpful.

Its how some people want to show solidarity - some want to burn a bin, others write graffiti on wall, or hand out propaganda.

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Dec 17 2008 20:45
weeler wrote:
This looks really interesting, except for the squatters symbol on the banner makes me rather suspicious.

This is a stupid and unintelligent comment.

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Dec 17 2008 21:52
raw wrote:
Django wrote:
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Rubish containers burnt in the borough of Gacia.

BINS SET ON FIRE

?

I don't see how wanton destruction of things that are both useful and politically irrelevant is helpful.

Its how some people want to show solidarity - some want to burn a bin, others write graffiti on wall, or hand out propaganda.

Its obvious that they want to show solidarity, the reason they're giving for burning bins isn't at question. The point is that it just makes us and Greek comrades look like idiots, and re-enforces the idea that some would have us believe that these events are wanton hooliganism with a political excuse. If 'solidarity actions' are counterproductive they're worse than pointless. The other two examples you gave have a clear usefulness, I don't see how anything positive comes from burning bins, its just doing the opposition a favour.

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Dec 17 2008 22:43

I guess people have allready seen this but im posting it anyway because i think its so fucking beautiful.

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A letter to students, December 2008

An open letter to students by workers in Athens, against the background of the social upheaval following the police shooting of a young boy.

A letter to students

Our age difference and the general estrangement make it difficult for us to discuss with you in the streets; this is why we send you this letter.

Most of us have not (yet) been bald or big-bellied. We are part of the 1990-91 movement. You must have heard of it. Back then, and while we had occupied our schools for 30-35 days, fascists killed a teacher because he had gone beyond his natural role (that of being our guard) and crossed the line to the opposite side; he had come with us, into our struggle. Then, even the toughest of us got to the streets and riot. However, we didn’t even think of doing what you easily do today: attack police stations (although we sang “burn police stations…”).

So, you’re gone beyond us, as always happens in history. Conditions are different of course. During ‘90s they passed us off the prospect of personal success and some of us swallowed it. Now people cannot believe this fairy tale. Your older brothers showed us this during the 2006-07 students’ movement; you now spit their fairy tale to their faces.

So far so good.

Now the good and difficult matters begin.

We’ll tell you what we’ve learned from our struggles and our defeats (because as long as world is not ours we’ll always be the defeated ones) and you can use what we’ve learned as you wish:

Don’t stay alone. Call us; call as many people as possible. We don’t know how you can do that, you will find the way. You’ve already occupied your schools and you tell us that the most important reason is that you don’t like your schools. Nice. Since you’ve already occupied them change their role. Share your occupations with other people. Let your schools become the first buildings to house our new relations. Their most powerful weapon is dividing us. Just like you are not afraid of attacking their police stations because you are together, don’t be afraid to call us to change our life all together.

Don’t listen to any political organization (either anarchists or anyone). Do what you need to. Trust people, not abstract schemes and ideas. Trust your direct relations with people. Trust your friends; make as many people as possible in your struggle your people. Don’t listen to them when they’re saying that your struggle doesn’t have a political content and must seemingly obtain. Your struggle is the content. You only have your struggle and it’s in your hands to preserve its advance. It’s only your struggle that can change your life, namely you and the real relations with your fellowmen.

Don’t be afraid to proceed when confronting new things. Each one of us, as we’re getting older, has things planted in their brains. You too, although you are young. Don’t forget the importance of this fact. Back in 1991, we confronted the smell of the new world and, trust us, we found it difficult. We learned that there must always be limits. Don’t be scared by the destruction of commodities. Don’t be scared by people looting stores. We make all these, they are ours. You (just like we in the past) are raised to get up every morning in order to make things that they will later not be yours. Let’s get them back all together and share them. Just like we share our friends and the love among us.

We apologize for writing this letter quickly, but we do it swinging the lead from our work, secretly from our boss. We are imprisoned in work, just like you are imprisoned in school.

We’ll now lie to our boss and leave work: we’ll come to meet you in Syntagma sq with stones in our hands.

Proletarians

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Dec 17 2008 22:58

that world we glimpse in possibility; i want it sad

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Dec 17 2008 23:12
raw wrote:
weeler wrote:
This looks really interesting, except for the squatters symbol on the banner makes me rather suspicious.

This is a stupid and unintelligent comment.

Given that the squatter symbol is usually attached to the lifestylist anarchist scene and hence politics that at best present no threat to capital whatsoever, Weeler's suspicion is well founded. If this was in the UK it would almost certainly mean it was a useless activist stunt, hopefully in Greece this isn't the case.

P.S.

raw wrote:
This is a stupid and unintelligent comment.

This is a stupid and unintelligent comment.

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Dec 17 2008 23:32
Joe wrote:
P.S.
raw wrote:
This is a stupid and unintelligent comment.

This is a stupid and unintelligent comment.

hopefully Sotev's take is accurate and the symbol isn't a subcultural thing; or even if it is it's a subculturaral thing finding resonance at this juncture. hard to tell from this distance.

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Dec 18 2008 00:11
Joe wrote:
Given that the squatter symbol is usually attached to the lifestylist anarchist scene and hence politics that at best present no threat to capital whatsoever, Weeler's suspicion is well founded. If this was in the UK it would almost certainly mean it was a useless activist stunt, hopefully in Greece this isn't the case.

Could it not be a symbol for occupation that's being used in an occupation? I'm very confused, confused and here was I thinking use implies meaning.

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Dec 18 2008 00:17
Joseph K. wrote:
hopefully Sotev's take is accurate and the symbol isn't a subcultural thing; or even if it is it's a subculturaral thing finding resonance at this juncture. hard to tell from this distance.

*crosses fingers*

Shorty wrote:
Could it not be a symbol for occupation that's being used in an occupation? I'm very confused, confused and here was I thinking use implies meaning.

Well yeah, it could.

Let's stop the thread derailment now though smile

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Dec 18 2008 00:30

Demonstration Oaxaca today in solidarity with Greek comrades. Only posting link cos too thick to add photos and already fucked em up once. see here:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/12/415688.html

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Paradoxically, intimacy is violence, and it is destruction, because it is not compatible with the positing of the separate individual. If one describes the individual in the operation of sacrifice, he is defined by anguish. But if sacrifice is distressing, the reason is that the individual takes part in it. The individual identifies with the victim in the sudden movement that restores it to immanence (to intimacy), but the assimilation that is linked to the return to immanence is nonetheless based on the fact that the victim is the thing, just as the sacrificer is the individual. The separate individual is of the same nature as the thing, or rather the anxiousness to remain personally alive that establishes the person's individuality is linked to the integration of existence into the world of things. To put it differently, work and the fear of dying are interdependent; the former implies the thing and vice versa. In fact it is not even necessary to work in order to be the thing of fear: man is an individual to the extent that his apprehension ties him to the results of labor. But man is not, as one might think, a thing because he is afraid. He would have no anguish if he were not the individual (the thing), and it is essentially the fact of being an individual that fuels his anguish. In order to satisfy the demands of the thing, it is insofar as the world of things has posited his duration as the basic condition of his worth, that he learns anguish. He is afraid of death as soon as he enters the system of projects that is the order of things. Death disturbs the order of things and the order of things holds us. Man is afraid of the intimate order that is not reconcilable with the order of things. Otherwise there would be no sacrifice, and there would be no mankind either. The intimate order would not reveal itself in the destruction and sacred anguish of the individual. Because man is not squarely within that order, but only partake of it through a thing that is threatened in its nature (in the projects that constitute it), intimacy, in the trembling of the individual, is holy, sacred, and suffused with anguish.

Bataille

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Dec 18 2008 07:50

Translation of the declaration of the workers assembly in the "liberated" GSEE union building in Athens into German and some backgrounds:

http://www.fau.org/artikel/art_081217-132319

I tend to qualify that declaration as one of the most important documents within the Greek uprising so far. And of course the occupation was exactly, what was desperately needed in that specific moment. The occupation and the fact, that the call for the workers assembly has been distributed amongst local and migrant workers communities in several languages is a proof of what self-organization can be about!

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Dec 18 2008 08:45

Agree with Robot this is an extremely important declaration and an example of the power of workers self-organisation. There is an english translations on this Revleft thread:
DECLARATION We will either determine our history ourselves or let it be determined without us We, manual workers, employees, jobless, temporary workers, local or migrants, are not passive tv-viewers. Since the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Saturday night we participate in the demonstrations, the clashes with the police, the occupations of the centre or the neighborhoods. Time and again we had to leave work and our daily obligations to take the streets with the students, the university students and the other proletarians in struggle. WE DECIDED TO OCCUPY THE BUILDING OF GSEE -To turn it into a space of free expression and a meeting point of workers. -To disperse the media-touted myth that the workers were and are absent from the clashes, and that the rage of these days was an affair of some 500 "mask-bearers", "hooligans" or some other fairy tale, while on the tv-screens the workers were presented as victims of the clash, while the capitalist crisis in Greece and Worldwide leads to countless layoffs that the media and their managers deal as a "natural phenomenon". -To flay and uncover the role of the trade union bureaucracy in the undermining of the insurrection -and not only there. GSEE and the entire trade union mechanism that supports it for decades and decades, undermine the struggles, bargain our labor power for crumblings, perpetuate the system of exploitation and wage slavery. The stance of GSEE last Wednesday is quite telling: GSEE cancelled the programmed strikers' demonstration, stopping short at the organization of a brief gathering in Syntagma Sq., making simultaneously sure that the people will be dispersed in a hurry from the Square, fearing that they might get infected by the virus of insurrection. -To open up this space for the first time -as a continuation of the social opening created by the insurrection itself-, a space that has been built by our contributions, a space from which we were excluded. For all these years we trusted our fate on saviours of every kind, and we end up losing our dignity. As workers we have to start assuming our responsibilities, and to stop assigning our hopes to wise leaders or "able" representatives. We have to acquire a voice of our own, to meet up, to talk, to decide, and to act. Against the generalized attack we endure. The creation of collective "grassroot" resistances is the only way. -To propagate the idea of self-organization and solidarity in working places, struggle committees and collective grassroot procedures, abolishing the bureaucrat trade unionists. All these years we gulp the misery, the pandering, the violence in work. We became accustomed to counting the crippled and our dead - the so-called "labor accidents". We became accustomed to ingore the migrants -our class brothers- getting killed. We are tired living with the anxiety of securing a wage, revenue stamps, and a pension that now feels like a distant dream. As we struggle not to abandon our life in the hands of the bosses and the trade union representatives, likewise we will not abandon no arrested insurgent in the hands of the state and the juridical mechanism. IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE DETAINED NO CHARGE TO THE ARRESTED SELF-ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKERS GENERAL STRIKE WORKERS' ASSEMBLY IN THE "LIBERATED" BUILDING OF GSEE Wendesday, 17 December 2008, 18:00 General Assembly of Insurgent Workers

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Dec 18 2008 09:23

put up 2 short communiques from initiatives from the liberated GSEE building as comments in the first announcement

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Dec 18 2008 09:47

Posted on u75:

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I promised you yesterday to give you more details of the open meeting at the GSEE taken over building.

As I told you a lot of workers attended, the decision was for a general strike today and a meeting at 11:00 at the Museum in order to take part in today's demo. A lot of workers unions have accepted that decision, and they are either on 1 day strike for today or for a 3 hours one, in order their workers to be able to attend the demonstration.

A new General Assembly has been organized for today at 17:00

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Dec 18 2008 10:58

What is the membership of the established GSEE union, and how many of the people who have been occupying the union HQ are actually members of GSEE union?