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Greece: Convergence of struggles against power ★

Greece. March 18. 2021. It continues in Greece : Last night, in the heart of Athens, many people took to the streets. But this time, the problem of health was placed in the center of attention. There is no way that nurses and doctors will be left alone in their struggle. The demonstrators underlined the hypocritical discourse of the government, which, in Greece as in France, is destroying the means of health care and then tries to make us feel guilty and to subject us to arbitrary and even grotesque decisions. The government works like a pyromaniac firefighter, with our health as with everything else.

Image above. Banner reads: “SOLIDARITY WITH THE STRUGGLE OF THE HEALTH WORKERS, ROUVIKONAS” Last night (March 17), in front of parliament in Athens.

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Greece: Numerous demonstrations against an authoritarian society and the police state

Greece. Its difficult to write something on last weekends demonstrations against the authoritarian state and police brutality across the Greek territory. Many different groups and people were involved in the demonstrations, among them some parts of Syriza in some of the demonstrations. In the times Syriza was in power, there was a lot of police brutality as well. The treatment of migrants wasn’t much different. The inhumane EU-Turkey deal was implemented under the Syriza government. Camps like Moria already existed before Nea Demokratia won the last elections. The evictions of migrant squats and the accompanied police brutality in Exarcheia started under the Syriza government. So its quite problematic that Syriza is now presenting themselves as a party against police brutality, because it just doesn’t fit with the reality on the ground when Syriza was governing the Greek territory. What follows is a piece by Yannis Youlountas on last weekends demonstrations across the Greek territory, to give an idea what’s going on, but please remember, Syriza & friends are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem. In some of the demonstrations there was also a strong presence of anarchist comrades.

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Image above: Demonstration in Patras on March 13, 2021.

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Greece: Athens neighborhoods rise up!

Athens. Greece. Friday, March 12, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Ten years after squaring the circle, Greece is starting to take to the streets again for a different society.

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Greece: The revolt and the repression spread to Thessaloniki [Video]

Thursday, March 11, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Tension continues to rise in Greece.

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Greece: A smell of November 17, 1973 – Dimitris Koufontinas: “I continue my hunger strike until justice is done”

Greece. Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Tension does not decrease in Athens. Tonight, another police officer has been attacked, this time in Patras. The Mitsotakis government is in a deadlock.

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Riots in Athens, in turn the Council of State rejects the request of Koufontinas, Rouvikonas in the cross hairs of power

Athens. Greece. Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Revolts multiply against the arrogance of power and fierce repression. The number of wounded is high, including a policeman who is seriously injured.

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Koufontinas hunger strike: New rejection by the court – Intensified attacks during the night against the ruling party

Greece. March 8, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Although his condition is very frail, his health has stabilized somewhat for the time being thanks to the effect of the hydration serum in the past three days. But the risk of sudden death remains very high.

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“Koufontinas shows us the true face of power”

March 6, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive after he almost died yesterday. His personal physicians remain denied the right to enter the hospital, which is guarded by police. The state is buying time by delaying the final expected decision while at the same time preventing him from dying. A psychological and physical torture that protesters denounced last night before being violently suppressed. At the moment, new rallies are taking place all over Greece, supported by solidarity actions in other parts of the world. The son of Dimitris has just been arrested….

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Greek territory: Anarchist Kostas Sakkas starts hunger strike

Locked up in the Korydallos prison in Athens in appalling conditions, our comrade has just written a letter announcing his decision to retaliate.

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