Wanted: Greece solidarity actions

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Nov 19 2009 17:43
Wanted: Greece solidarity actions

Noone has used the oceania forum for this whole month so far, that seems strange.

Straight to the point:
We in a-town are planning to hold a greece solidarity vigil in a public square, in lieu of any kind of more practical demonstration, as there's nothing to do with the greek state here. We'd like for similar things to happen in other places here too, and abroad(i'm looking at you, kiwi's). So far, we've contacted someone from sydney who said they'd also love for that to happen.

If it's going to happen in adelaide and sydney, there's no way something shouldn't happen in melbourne. Would melbourne comrades be interested in organising something like this? What about NZ comrades? What about Brissy comrades?

Please discuss.

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Nov 24 2009 02:06

Any more info? Sorry I haven't kept up to date with what's happening in Greece.

Organise! have been talking about having a more networked approach to things which I'm definately in agreement with if people are keen to keep in regular contact with eachother. There are a lot of issues closer to home too (eg: All the walk-off's and non-compliance happening in NT)

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Nov 27 2009 10:30

It doesn't look like we're going to be holding a vigil anymore, but it's likely that we're going to produce a poster to stick around the place with information about what went on/what's still going on.

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Nov 30 2009 04:31

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/6630117/Greece-tests-the-limit-of-sovereign-debt-as-it-grinds-towards-slump.html

This was posted elsewhere on this forum, but it's interesting. Life in Greece could heat up over the next year eh? I was going to give a presentation/public meeting in Newie about the crisis is Greece but it never happened...

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Nov 30 2009 14:38

You should give a presentation, i should give a presentation, it's totally something the world has been left in the dark about(for fear it could spread?). News reports are few and far-between, the only thing i've seen i the paper was a 30 word thingo on one of the urban guerilla attacks. And even in december it was just 'civil unrest' and 'groups of hooded youths breaking stuff'.
We've been discussing printing a poster that could just get pasted around with information about the situation on it. A presentation could last a night but a poster could stay up for months. Would you be interested in producing a poster?

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Dec 1 2009 06:37

I would but I have zero skills with photoshop... something I gotta work on hey.

I have seen this poster on the net; http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2496/3086499c5e8dd709241f646.jpg

One of the anarchists in town has been hand drawing posters about nationalism, photocopying them and pasting them up. Looks pretty good.

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Dec 1 2009 07:00

Oh yea, I have a copy of a 20 min film called "The Potentiality of Storming Heaven" a situationisty-kinda film about the riots. If you'd have any use PM me an address and I can send you it on dvd.

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Dec 2 2009 04:36

Yeah that'd be rad i'll pm ya.

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Dec 3 2009 00:16

Got it. I'll grab a blank dvd today and send it off tomorrow hopefully.

http://libcom.org/news/tension-greece-critical-weekend-02122009 Yay new news. Thankgod theres someone on libcom who speaks greek.

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Dec 3 2009 05:24

That guy totally is in greece, i bet he has an iphone and writes those libcom articles from the barricades. WC Hero <3

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Dec 3 2009 11:02

Even Jimmy Barnes would be proud.

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Dec 15 2009 10:19

Theorie Communiste put out a book on the December 2008 riots in Greece, a collection of materials by two Greek groups, TPTG and Blaumachen, with a long intro by themselves, the contents of which are in English at http://www.riff-raff.se/en/riots_in_greece/

Blaumachen has a website with an English language section at http://www.blaumachen.gr/category/in-english/ though they don't have an enormous amount of (other) material and it is not exactly up-to-date in relation to recent events.

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Jan 28 2010 04:49

I'm giving a talk tommorrow. smile