Gr. Updates 24 Feb. 2010, General Strike

kein Name 24.02.2010 17:49 Themen: Antifa Globalisierung Soziale Kämpfe Weltweit
...Get up, my soul, turn the power on,

set your clothes on fire (like Marcus)

set the instruments on fire (set the instruments on fire)

like a black spirit will blow up (to heal the would, like a black spirit will blow up)

our strong voice (our strong voice)...

Dionysis Savopoulos - Sotiria Mpellou, With ships and aeroplanes:

* On Tuesday evening took place in the center of Athens a motorcycle demonstration to call the people for participation in the today's General Strike. For two hours on all the streets of the centre and Kypseli neighbourhood the voice of the strikers was heard loudly. The first surprise of the people around was easily turning into happiness. The demonstration used to stop only to give info flyers at bus stations, squares and super markets. On the dozen thousands of flyers that were spread it was written on them: "On Wednesday everybody join the strike, everybody on the streets", "Warning: On TV speaks the European Comission", "Let's make them feel afraid, down with the stability program", "This strike shall be only the beginning", "The Germans occupy us again?"


* Demonstrations in Naousa and Veroia towns. In Veroia on the top of the demonstration anarchists/antiauthoritarians instead of the parliamentary communists. Comrades with flyers, slogans, flags, plakats started demonstrating after the gathering in the town's Working Centre. Spontaniously people who were on the spot joined them. Anarchists' presence also in "the dinasaurs' nest" (frozen parliamentary syndicalists) at Naousa town.

* Demonstration in Volos town. The bosses of METKA factory (watch older update) tried to stop workers to participate in the strike by announcing that the building was needing 32 persons inside for fire safety. Striker Workers gathered early in the mourning around the building, blocked the entrances and allowed this way the workers to participate in the strike. 500 people decided to participate in the independent demonstration and 120 joint the official syndicalists' gathering. Participation also from Matsaggou Squat, libertarian communists, out-parliamentary organisations.

Fotos from Volos town, Worker Newspaper:

* The demonstration in Thessaloniki city went smoothly with the participation of many people. At the tale of the demonstration the anarchists' block with a plakat that was written on it "War Against the Bosses' War". Also a block of Libertarian Syndicalistic Union with a plakat writting "Capitalism is not in Crisis, Capitalism is the Crisis Itself". In the last block a lot of people participated together with Antiauthoritarian Movement. A lot of flyers and press stuff were spreaded and slogans were sprayed on shops' walls that did not participate in the General Strike. People threw garbage in Hondos Centre (multinational perfume company) so the company had to join the strike after this action. A street camera was smashed, a European Union's flag was burnt and slogans were sprayed on government buildings.
After the end of the demonstration, students in Aristoteleio University started smashing control bars at the entrences of the Campus. Pigs entered the campus and started chasing the people. More people joined the events after the pigs' attack, smashed more bars and chased the pigs away. The rectorship building is squatted and an assembly will take place during the evening.

* Demonstration also in Irakleio town of Creta island. Around 2000 people participated after the call of parliamentary left parties, out-parliamentary communists, independent organisations, anarchists etc.

Fotos from the demonstration:

* Despite the state's repression methods in the demonstration at Athens participated around 100.000 people. One bank entrence was built with bricks from a builders' team. The pigs started attacking the independant blocks and try to ceperate them from the main body of the demonstration. The people responded imediatelly and attacked back by smashing the cops' shields, chasing them away and defend against any new special pig team that was arriving. In the clashes also 45 years old people against the pigs. One undercover pig had also to visit a doctor after people found out he was a cop. Also the masses of people chased away the pigs by shouting against and forbid them to come close to the demonstration.
Many multinational companies were smashed down. The pigs attacked with tear-gas and sound-shine granades at Syntagma Square in front of the Parliament and people responded with some mollies, stones and wooden sticks. On Stadiou Street a special pig forces team tried also to attack. The responce from anarchists, syndicalists, indepentents, workers, people of any age was again one and the same: stones, bottles and whatever could be found on the streets flew on the heads of the cops. RAGE and RAGE can be two words to describe the situation! Attack also at 'Zonars' Burgeois Cafe (9 euro per coffee) when the people spontaniously entered the cafe, stole everything from inside and smashed down the front-glasses. People also entered in Papasotiriou Bookshop, took many books in zero price and gave it to demonstrators. Also clothes from a multinational company were taken away in zero price and given to people. All the actions above happened spontaniously.
Also, the anarchist/antiauthoritarian/libertarian communistic block was the biggest than the rest of the others. Participation also from many refugees. Many 50 year old people joined also the radical blocks and were amused by the smashing down of banks and multinational companies. We do not know yet any number of arrests.

Fotos from Reuters:

Video from Reuters:

Video from BBC:

* The fascists have tried to provoce the today's strike by organizing a gathering at Amerikis Square (watch yesterday's update). The antifa demonstration with some hundreds of people that directed there to block the fascists could not reach the spot because the area was surrounded with masses of pigs. The fascists never appeared there and prefered to keep hidding in their holes.
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kein Name 24.02.2010 - 18:03
The number of people who participated in the strike today rised up to more than 2.500.000 ...

(tagesschlafung still says fairy tales?)

Fotos from Radikal

kein Name 24.02.2010 - 18:25
the numbers and descriptions above can be also confirmed by these fotos:

fotos Athens:

kein Name 24.02.2010 - 18:45
This is what the german Mass Misinformation Media describe as a minority...?

tagesschlafung's tales goes

like this 24.02.2010 - 19:57
Note: the reporter "reports" from Istanbul, hahaha!

The tale goes like this: No real general strike because schools, hotels and shops were busy, with only 35000 on the demos half of what usually would be awaited...
That would support the poll saying 86% are backing the measures - other polls talking about 46% were only mentioned in Austria... fuck polls!

In most of the "more" right wing papers the statue of war with the swastika made the most impact, also the war reparation thing stirrs up heart attacks, faces tourism-boycot, aso
How can you "Gastarbeiter" be so unthankful, malaka? You lazy slobs? hahaha


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kein Name 24.02.2010 - 20:20
* Demonstration in Chania town on Creta island. Around 450 people participated in the out-parliamentary and independent organisations demonstration. We do not have a number of the parliamentary communists' demonstration.

* Demonstration in Patras city. Around 1300 people joined the demonstration of out-parliamentary communistic organisations; anarchists have not make a call for today. A higher number of protestors in the parliamentary communists' gathering.

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kein Name 24.02.2010 - 20:46
plus for the antifa demonstration:

Around 800 antifascist gathered at Kyprou & Patision self-managed park and demonstrated through Kypseli district. Two fascists tried to reach the park with their van which was smashed down. Two other shitheads had to say goodbye to their motorcycle and their greek army t-shirt. Around 30 lovers of military junta gathered in the church of Agios Panteleimonas district. Just to remind: In the certain district are active many members of Golden Dawn (nazi party) as prostitutes' pimps and members of the mafia. Before some days two nazis were caught by the cops with a gun but they were released...


:D 24.02.2010 - 21:01
Griechen aller Länder, vereinigt euch!

Other Source

Blub 25.02.2010 - 01:42
General Strike in Greece, Clashes in Athens
Submitted by taxikipali on Feb 24 2010 18:54

* Greece

The general strike in both private and public sectors has seen mass protest marches across the country and extended clashes in Athens with dozens of shops and banks destroyed and one man arrested.

The first general strike as a response to the austerity measures in Greece has met with huge success as the country has been immobilised by the strike with no boats airplanes buses or trains moving within or from and into the country. The media strike which is part of the general strike means there are no news broadcasts or newspapers which limits the extent of our information gathering on the strike and its protest marches

In Athens the protest march is expected to have gathered around 40,000 people and had a very dynamic character. The first incident occurred when a plain clothed policeman was stopped and beaten by protesters. Later riot police tries to side the numerous anarchist block but was deterred by large numbers of protesters. Before reaching Syntagma square several corporate shops and banks were smashed by protesters. In sytnagma square extended clashes between protesters and riot police forces unfolded with use of tear gas on the part of the cops and rocks and molotov cocktails by the protesters. During the clashes Giannis Bardakos, a member of a socialist opposition party DIKKI, was arrested. DIKKI has published a communique condemning the arrest and the "policy of occupation forces' imposed poverty and underdeveloped applied by the State of oppression and violence" adding that "anti-people's terrorism will not pass". The encircling methods of the police at the corner of Phillelinon street however failed, two workers who the cops had arrested were rescued and the two riot police squads were encircled by protesters and heavily beaten with many riot shield broken. The clashes continues across Panepistimiou street where the posh Zonars cafe was invaded by large numbers of enraged workers and teachers who smashed it. The protesters then moved towards the Polytechnic which is under occupation by students in response to the breach of campus asylum in Zografou a few days ago, with many shops across Patision avenue destroyed. The general feeling is one of great success with the forces of repression humiliated and the working class having proved its will to struggle against the state onslaught.

The protest march in Salonica gathered around 5,000 people under rain. Despite small skirmishes no clashes ensued until protesters returning to the Universities moved to destroy car control medal bars at its entrance and came under police attack. The police with utter disregard to the constitution moved its forces into the university asylum and led the protesters to barricade themselves in the rectorial headquarters which are now under occupation in protest to the renewed breach of the asylum.

Protest marches took place in many other towns with mass participation: in Heraklion Crete the marches numbers more than a thousands, while in Volos 500 marchers broke away from the march to break the security cordon of the METKA factory and hold an assembly in the premises.

As far as the antifascist counterdemo planned for today afternoon in Amerikis Square, both the fascist gathering and the antifascist counterdemo were declared banned by the district attorney. As a result, antifascist marches were prevented to reach the square by strong riot police forces and marched instead in the streets of Kypseli chanting antiracist and proletarian solidarity slogans. The fascist scum never even appeared for their advertised bigotry stunt at the square.


more pictures!

AnArchist 25.02.2010 - 18:12

"minor scuffles": 23 cops mußten krankenhaus

athen 25.02.2010 - 21:01


kein Name 25.02.2010 - 21:51
list of the demo's damages (according to greek authorities):
-damages on front-glasses of 13 shopping centers
-5 cash machines of banks broken
-3 arrests for attacks to cops
-23 cops injured
-15 cop shields smashed
-4 cop gas masks smashed
-2 cop helmets smashed

The attacks are just few after all this:

The daily heavy repression against people. The dozens of undercover cops who patrol around. The loooong list of cop assasins who never get punished. The imprisoning of political activists. The members of fascistic parties who still have a lot places in the cop forces. The files with political beliefs of citizens which are still kept from authorities. The poverty that rises up. The cops who torture in cop-stations. The deaths "under unspecified situations" in jails. The cops who still love military junta and have high positions in the cop forces. The brutally beaten up citizens by cops. The brutally beaten up protestors. The tortured immigrants. The street blockades with armed cops for checking cars and people.

what more... ? There is no peacefull answer to all these ... What would you expect, the people to demonstrate with candles ...?

also about the number of people who demonstrated: according to the lenght of the 2 different gatherings, there were more than 60.000 in Athens.

Griechenland wehrt sich

ASF 28.02.2010 - 12:30
Ein Generalstreik aus Protest gegen den von der Regierung geplanten Sozialabbau und die massive Verschlechterung der Lebensverhältnisse hat am Mittwoch Griechenland lahmgelegt. Hatten Umfragen der letzten Wochen noch suggeriert, die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung stehe hinter den von ihrer Regierung und Brüssel erzwungenen Sparmaßnahmen, so bot Griechenland am Mittwoch ein anderes Bild. Schulen, Universitäten und staatliche Behörden blieben geschlossen, alle Flugzeuge am Boden und die Schiffe in den Häfen. In Athen fuhren weder Busse noch Metro, in den Krankenhäusern wurden nur Notfälle behandelt. Durch die Beteiligung sämtlicher inländischer Journalisten gab es am Mittwoch keine Nachrichtensendungen in Rundfunk und Fernsehen, am heutigen Donnerstag erscheint keine der rund 20 Tageszeitungen des Landes. Nach einer ersten Erhebung des Gewerkschaftsdachverbandes GSEE (private Wirtschaft) beteiligten sich 70 Prozent der bei Strom- und Wasserwerken, Post, Banken und Eisenbahn Angestellten, 90 Prozent der Bauarbeiter und 70 Prozent aller Lohnabhängigen in der griechischen Industrie am ganztägigen Streik. In etwa 70 Städten des Landes fanden Kundgebungen und Demonstrationen statt.

Die Regierung spare an der falschen Stelle, kritisierte der GSEE-Vorsitzende, Jannis Panagopoulos. »Wir fordern eine gerechte Verteilung der Lasten, damit Gehaltsempfänger und Rentner nicht den Preis für eine Krise zahlen, für die sie nicht verantwortlich sind.« Gewerkschaftssprecher Stathis Anestis bezeichnete die Sparpläne als kontraproduktiv: Wenn alle geplanten Maßnahmen umgesetzt würden, »geht die Arbeitslosigkeit steil nach oben«, sagte er.

50000 Menschen versammelten sich allein in der Hauptstadt Athen. Zwar treffen die bisher von der Regierung angekündigten Lohnkürzungen direkt nur die Angestellten im öffentlichen Dienst. »Aber es ist doch klar, daß sich die Unternehmer dem anschließen werden«, so der Tenor unter den Demonstranten. Sie wehren sich vor allem gegen die geplante Abschaffung des Umlageverfahrens bei der Rentenversicherung sowie die Erhöhung der Lebensarbeitszeit um durchschnittlich zwei Jahre.

Angestellte im öffentlichen Dienst haben durch die Kürzungen bei einem aktuellen Verdienst von knapp 2000 Euro brutto in Zukunft 150 bis 200 Euro im Monat weniger in der Tasche. Bei zwei Prozent Inflation, der schon gültigen Erhöhung der Benzinsteuer und der angedrohten Mehrwertsteuer erhöhung sinken die Reallöhne noch stärker.

»Überall auf der Welt sind die Menschen den gleichen Angriffen ausgesetzt, überall stellen wir die gleichen Forderungen nach menschenwürdigen Löhnen und Arbeitsbedingungen«, hieß es im Grußwort des Internationalen Gewerkschaftsbundes (IGB) an die demonstrierenden Griechen. Ihre Solidarität mit den Streikenden übermittelten auch die seit mehr als 60 Tagen im Kampf um den Erhalt ihrer Arbeitsplätze stehenden türkischen Kollegen der staatlichen Tabakindustrie TEKEL.

Thema der Kundgebungen war auch die beleidigende Darstellung der griechischen Wirtschaftsprobleme besonders in deutschen Medien. So wurden die Griechen auf dem letzten Focus-Titel als »Betrüger in der Euro-Familie« bezeichnet. Es sei nicht entscheidend, ob Griechenland mit oder ohne statistische Tricks in die Währungsunion gekommen sei, meinte dagegen Giannis Tolis von der kommunistisch orientierten Gewerkschaftsfront PAME. »Der Eintritt in den Euro war schlecht für das Volk und gut für die Unternehmer«.




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