Greece: Text of political prisoners about the sailing ban on Free Gaza Flotilla

Palestinian arrestees

In early July the Greek government acting solely on behalf of the State of Israel ordered the sailing ban of the Freedom Flotilla 2, a group of naval ships that carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Undoubtedly, the ships’ blockade by uniformed forces of the Hellenic Coast Guard, and the following sailing ban order by the Ministry of Citizen Protection do not consist ‘isolated incidents’ of autocratic diversion, since autocracy is in fact the policy of the parliamentary democracy; it prevails everywhere: from the open crash of the demonstrations to the row repression of resistance and protest manifestations. From the intensification of the Capital’s attack against the proletariat to the relations between the neo-Janissaries of EL.AS. [Hellenic Police] and the extreme-right groups.

Palestinian youths throw stones at Israeli occupation forces, East Jerusalem 2010

The sailing ban adds up to not only the repression dogma adjusted to the financial crisis but also to the new dogmatic financial–military give and take, in the framework of the Greek and Israeli States’ alliance.

In front of this autocracy, let us activate our internationalist solidarity!

Solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners that began a hunger strike in Israeli prisons on July 3rd.


Polykarpos Georgiadis, Michalis Traikapis, Alekos Kossyvas, Nikos Maziotis, Kostas Gournas, Pola Roupa, Dimitris Koufontinas, Yannis Dimitrakis, Simos Seisidis, Kostas Sakkas, Nina Karakatsani, Stella Antoniou