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International Day of Action Against the State

December 18th, 2008 · post by Fred Goodsell · 1 Comment

“The murder was just the occasion – Let 20 December be the beginning.”

20th December 2008 is the date set for international action against the state. This call out has come from the occupied Athens Polytechnic after the killing of Alexandros Gregoropoulos. People are expected to respond to this message globally as tensions rise in cities and towns across Europe and the world.

“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. “

See indymedia for more information on the Greek riots and on the 20th December

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  • av posted:
    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:00 am. Comment #1

    alexandros | 19.12.2008 10:31
    Saturday 20 December, 2pm, Wood Green Library, N22
    Demonstration against Police Brutality and State Terrorism

    In combination with the commemoration of the 1999 massacre of political prisoners in the Turkish prisons and the revolt and
    hunger strike that followed

    Organised by Greek, Turkish, Kurdish, British in solidarity with the Revolt in Greece

    International Solidarity Day with the Revolt in Greece

    Saturday 20 December, 2pm, Wood Green Library, N22
    Demonstration against Police Brutality and State Terrorism

    In combination with the commemoration of the 1999 massacre of political prisoners in the Turkish prisons and the revolt and
    hunger strike that followed

    Organised by Greek, Turkish, Kurdish, British in solidarity with the Revolt in Greece
    Bus: 29, 67, 141, 144, 243 Tube: Piccadily line – Wood Green station

    IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE REVOLT IN GREECE