It is Wednesday, March 10th – the eve of the third recent strike in Greece. “I don’t really earn enough to get a cab to tomorrow’s demonstration”, writes a commentator on Athens IMC. “And there’s no public transport, as everyone is participating in the strike. Good for them. We are driving down there tonight, staying with a friend. And we’ll be using the car’s engine oil to wash the streets, our little gift to the thugs of the police’s motor-cycle Delta force.” Our friend’s from Occupied London give some context on what might happen tomorrow at the general strike, which we’ll be covering here tomorrow.
Antonis from Occupied London writes about how the last December’s revolt has been recuperated by the very organisations and institutions that it was targeting. Alexis Grigoropoulos’s death becomes just another event for the corporate media to sell objects with. But… But perhaps, there’s still some glimmer of hope left on the streets?
Our friends from Voices of Resistance form Occupied London recently penned this article contributing to the long term analysis of the uprising in Greece last December. On the anniversary of the death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, the spark for the uprising, we publish the article in full.
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Two Greek anarchists have written a short overview of the struggles that are continuing to engulf Greece in the summer after their December revolt. Exploring, in brief, the state’s counter-revolt and the continuing attacks on migrants and Thodoris Iliopoulos, it is an interesting account of the past few months. A more substantial piece will be appearing on Last Hours in the near future, and in Last Hours issue 18 after that.
Migrant syndicalist attacked with acid by her employers in Athens.
Between the 15th and the 22nd of January, LSE’s main lecture theatre, the Old Theatre, was occupied by students in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The occupation was one of twelve in campuses across the UK and allegedly, only the second the LSE has seen in the past few decades.
What do a performance artist, an anarchist anthropologist and a magazine editor have to say about private equity, the sub-prime crisis and the new challenges for the working class and everyone that allies with it? Quite a lot, apparently.
I first saw Seth Tobocman’s work at the Babel Comics Festival in Athens, where he had drawn a huge anti-war mural together with some other of the World War Three Illustrated crew. Much of his work is a bit of a legend for us Europeans, not least because his artwork – not least his book ‘War in the Neighbourhood’ – is so hard to find on this side of the Atlantic!
Our friends Occupied London presents a screening of Dos Americas and Down But Not Out by Upheaval Productions on Wednesday 28.05, 7.30 @ Bowls Court Social Center
The Japanese G8 Infotour, stopping in over thirty cities in fourteen different countries, is passing through the UK