Let’s intervene in the feast of the union fat-cats
and promote combative features in the demonstration.
OCTOBER 19th: EVERYONE TO THE STREETS!
‘Against violence, wherever it comes from’: a phrase that we often hear from Adonis Georgiadis, as much as from someone who belongs to the political left, or a householder who happens to have alleged progressive ideas and occasionally takes to the streets during a strike.
We will refer only slightly to a perception often met in numerous strike demonstrations; to the notion which pretty much says ‘no provocation should take place, no clash, this can damage only us, and the movement will step backward,’ etc.; a perception which can mainly be found in a large part of the reformist sold-out left of the regime.
But in reality this view merely benefits the State. Because as many as the demonstrators may be, if the State sees people in the streets resigning behind a loudspeaker or asking everyone to calm down when cops provoke the crowd, then it knows that these people are self-controlled and cannot cause any problem.
A spontaneous massive movement is what scares the State or, in a massive strike, whether this crowd can become uncontrollable, confrontational and disturb the peace, order and safety which they seek as existent and try to impose.
They’re not scared of any pacifist demonstration, any peaceful protest, as massive as it may be; that’s why the State itself praises these events (as it happened i.e. in the strike of May 20th, 2010, which was clearly a peaceful, if not an anti-violent demonstration; back then everyone, the ministers, the Prime Minister Papandreou and others, spoke bullshit to the corporate media praising the demonstrators and saying that each strike should be similar, and such nonsense). They’re really frightened of clashes, disturbance of normality, attacks on state and capitalist targets, because such actions cause them an immediate problem.
Of course we’re not fooled, nor do we live in our own private world. Obviously we don’t believe that if we choose to attack two or three targets in a general strike, the revolution will come. But we do believe that we owe to counter-attack those who wish to control our lives; those who dare to think that we exist just to be their slaves. Against those who devastate and steal our lives from us, against the oppression and barbarity of everyday life in capitalism, against the violence which we suffer daily from the State and the bosses, the least we can do is to counter-attack violently.
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To spoil the plans of those who think that this day will be a simple strike stroll in the city centre; those who will seek a pacifist march.
On October 19th, let’s give a violent response to those who want us to live our entire lives as slaves so that a bunch of people eat with golden spoons and their rotten system survives.
FIRE TO THE STATE AND THE CAPITAL! EVERYONE TO THE STREETS!