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#Greece: Call for financial support to the Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted militants

The Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted militants was established in 2010 in a circumstance where, on the one hand, a hard capitalist restructuring was carried out under the guise of the “economic crisis” and, on the other hand, the radical movement, having very recent memories from the experience of the social revolt of December ’08, was in full bloom. Under those circumstances, repression became even more intense, resulting in an ever-increasing number of political prisoners. It is precisely in this context that the Solidarity Fund was formed, initially setting out to provide regular and consistent support to those persecuted or imprisoned for their subversive action or for their participation in social struggles. The basic aim of the structure is to ensure decent living conditions for the imprisoned comrades through a process that would take place within the political movement; thereby taking the material dimension of solidarity a step beyond close family, friendly and comrade relationships, as well as to help with the immediate coverage of emergencies (such as court expenses and bails for the persecuted). Yet, the actions of practical solidarity and the building and development of communication bridges and united struggles between those inside prisons and those outside of it, remain as priorities of the people who form and sustain the structure.

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#COVID19, #Lesvos: ‘We are here to die, or to obtain freedom’: Hunger strike in #Moria pre-removal detention centre

Lesvos. Greece. April 7, 2020. The prisoners detained in Moria pre-removal detention centre (PRO.KE.K.A) in Lesvos have been on hunger strike since 5th April 2020. The PRO.KE.K.A hunger strikers demand their immediate release to avoid the disastrous consequences of a virus outbreak in the prison.

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#Athens, #Greece: Police brutality in times of the #coronavirus

Athens. Greece. April 5, 2020. On 5/4, a friend from Pakistan was walking on Amfipoleos street in Votanikos towards Rouf train station. At the traffic lights, 2 DIAS bikes that were headed to the opposite direction did a U-turn and stopped him. They asked him where he lives and where he’s going, he showed them the handwritten paper that said he was going out for exercise and then they asked him for his residence permit. He showed them the application certificate, because he’s expecting his papers in the next month, they tore it up, shouting that this isn’t valid anywhere, they pushed him against the wall hitting him in the face, one of them pulled his gun, the other two were holding him and the third one was looking around. One spit at him. At that moment the man’s phone was ringing, the cops saw that those were calls from his girlfriend and started mocking him saying: “Do you have a date?” and “Is your girlfriend looking for you?”. 

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#Athens, #Greece: Call for solidarity with detained women at Petrou Ralli prison

Athens. Visits to the Petrou Ralli detention centre have now been banned due to measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, all the essential items that you donated were packaged and delivered to the detained women on Thursday, March 26th. The same will be done, wherever possible, throughout April and May… until the detention centre empties!

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#Greece: Immediate restoration of power to #VIOME!

Greece. April 5, 2020. They are taking advantage of curfew to cut off the power in the factory of VIOME. Armed men in uniform are walking around in the night during curfew and they suppress. What does it remind us? 

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#Pandemic Dystopias: Biopolitical Emergency and Social Resistance

Setting aside the more technical and delicate issues of agency and intentionality, a virus, like the by now notorious Coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2), has a certain mode of being, with its peculiar rhythms and refrains.

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Revolutionary Struggle Member Pola Roupa: Social and Class Inequality Breeds Pandemics

We are experiencing the deepest systemic crisis that is killing. Covid 19 was created by deep poverty and inequality. Doctors have already spoken out about the new poverty conditions that all kinds of epidemics are hatching in different parts of the globe. Covid 19 is a child of inequality, and as it gets deeper, new viruses may be born that may be even more murderous than this coronavirus. Isn’t it time for political criticism? But it is the very system of capitalism and the market economy of political oligarchy called representative democracy that creates an ever-widening gap between wealth and poverty, resulting in an ever-increasing poverty spreading across many countries on the planet.

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Statement by No Border Kitchen #Lesvos in times of the #coronavirus

Lesvos. Greece. April 3, 2020. Who are the people on the other side of the fence?

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The story of the migrants who were pushed to the #Pazarkule / #Evros border crossing [Video]

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 29, 2020. Migrants are treated as a threat or numbers to get rid of when unwanted, while they simply want to cross the borders to arrive to a place where they might live a decent life.

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#Greece: Statement by self-managed factory of Vio.Me about cutting off the power supply

Greece. March 30. 2020. Statement by the occupied and self-managed Vio.Me factory.

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