Yetsrerday night after midnight greek policemen attacked and arrested 6 anarchists in a neighborhood of Athens for putting up posters, during the week of european elections and municipality elections, where Athens is full of official candidates posters. But what bothers them is exactly that. The antiauthoritarian context of of speech.
This morning , 10/1, we learned that Fallon, Carlos, and Amelie are now being held under a portion of Mexican Federal Law referred to as the ‘arraign’ that permits arbitrary detention without charge or evidence for a period of 40 days, which can be renewed one time, while under investigation by the Centro de Investigacion y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN), a branch of federal policing comparable to CSIS. During this period of detention without charge, our three friends are being held in a special detention centre under the authority of of the CISEN, and not in a regular prison.
“When on Saturday, the 28th of December 2013, we went out for a political intervention in the metro stations against the state-organised pogroms of “Xenios Zeus” and the detention centres for immigrants, we already knew who we had against us. A state that continually pushes towards totalitarianism and implements a racist immigration policy, conducted as a military operation. A police that not only legally enjoys excessive powers, but has the de facto right to ignore the law anytime and whenever it feels like it. The fascist/racist part of greek society which, to the extent that it coordinates with state policy, believes that it can say and do anything it wants against immigrants with absolutely no cost.
We also knew who we wanted to meet. Those who feel the need to confront the barbarism that is spreading, those who due to their position are in the receiving end of this violence. For this reason, a number of collectives of the area and of the centre of Athens decided to organise a number of similar interventions which will result in a demonstration on the 11th of January 2014. For this reason, we made sure that the texts, posters and leaflets that we were handing out were in 7 different languages. For this reason, we chose the multi-racial neighborhoods of Patisia, Ag. Nikolaos, Victoria as the area of our intervention. Neighborhoods in which there is a daily manhunt of the police against immigrants, and in which the holy alliance of cops/fascists/mafia and the racist “citizens’ committees” has written the most “glorious” pages of its recent history. Pogroms, racist attacks, mafia activities, constant police controls, detentions and arrests with colour as the only criterion, torture in the police stations.