Athens: Double supermarket expropriation by anarchists in Peristeri


Nowadays, nothing is more infuriating than watching the bosses keeping on the same feast of lies, acting as if nothing has happened, as if a bright future awaits us within capitalism; as if the attack that we experience is simply a digression caused by a few corrupted politicians, and not by the system of exploitation as a whole. And now that some technocrats-bankers undertook the administration of the ‘nation’ under seal, everything will be magically solved, if only we can be ‘patient’, make more sacrifices, bend the head day after day… WE the workers, unemployed, strangers, WE the oppressed, and in no case the Capital and its mechanisms.

And now, even within this condition of the collapsed fairytale about the endless consumption and the capitalism where everyone fits in, they urge us once again to wear our decent clothes, rush to the shopping malls and buy, buy, buy, or at least to recall the days that we could do so with borrowed money; to build up the customary Christmas celebration as we can and intentionally forget that new measures, new humiliations will be waiting for us tomorrow, and that as long as we don’t resist, any tomorrow will only be worse.

This world hides under its shimmering lights the continual degradation of our lives, and cannot be reformed —it can only be overthrown, and there is no ready solution for its overthrow.

The creation of solidarity and mutual aid structures among the oppressed is required in order to handle the conditions and consequences produced by the function of the capitalist machine, whether we are in a period of crisis or development; structures that shall support confrontational practices and class struggles; structures that shall meet the collective fulfillment of the everyday needs of each and every one of us.


Workers–Unemployed from the neighbourhoods of the metropolis
December 24th


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