Arson Attack on National Bank in Athens, Greece

Published August 13, 2020

Arson Attack on National Bank in Athens, Greece

“Even if we never win, we will always fight.”

Fear and despair. This social feeling prevails in the days of dystopia. The state administrators in the face of the depths of the global capitalist crisis, after militarily controlling the crowds and putting them in quarantine, infuse them with a continuous terrorism, repression and restriction of acquired freedoms and salaries. Beyond the hunger and misery that pervade, the desperate remain marginalized, like immigrant communities, while the privileged strengthen their privileges, like the N.D. government’s mobsters and security forces.

On July 16, at 3:20 pm, we carried out an arson attack on V. Sofias Street at the National Bank in the center of Maroussi. As a result, the ATM was completely destroyed and extensive damage was done to the facade, with smoke and flames reaching the inside of the building. The choice of the target was not accidental. The National Bank has participated in auctions with a recent example of an eviction of an old lady at Petralona neighborhood. We see the role of banks in the auctions as a continuation of the attack and uprooting by the state in cooperation with the bosses against the undervalued people.

The city is constantly being rebuilt in terms of marginal displacement and surgical architecture. They want a sterile commercial condition where some are left out because they are ruining the party of gentrification. At the same time, natural and public spaces are privatized with “fast track” and mafia tactics and ways (see Filopappou hill) and others are getting destroyed by wind turbines. The Real Estate in the center of Athens plays the role of the financial determinant of who will be able to live and where. The situation is reminiscent of a city in a boiling cauldron. Our current suffocation. In days when the state is planning prisons with even greater surveillance for internal enemies.

At the same time that the space of each and everyone is dwindling, the state gives a recital of repression. A liberal junta that attacks on demonstrations, squats and public spaces. Apart from DIAS, MAT and DELTA, the municipal cops and the Municipality of Athens have played a very insidious role in suppressing the squatters. They deserve the worst. At the same time, they establish laws to abolish political demonstrations. Beyond displacement, one point of the war they wage is psychological violence and terror. They want to bloodlessly impose silence with a terrorist state recruitment. They want in a few months to erase the memory of the doctrine of fear itself. What they miss is that they are not invulnerable nor can they always play on their own terms.

The news that cops have been burned in the recent marches of the center gave us an infinite smile. Their anxiety to save a bank from the flames as loyal followers of the bosses gave the same smile to us. A lot can be said about the scumbags. We insist that their toy in the streets must be defeated and this requires the dedication of those who still intend to stand on their feet. We do not like the terror, the defeatist chatter and the poor organization on the street in front of the uniformed soldiers. We have to experience the street outside the limits of the Social Media spectacle and take care of our militancy in real terms. At the same time, we consider that any marches that have a funeral sterile character in the center throw down the forces and the psychology.

In closing, we consider the death of Vassilis Mangos a state assassination. Against an extreme outburst of violence from MAT and DELTA this time, we are not convinced by any medical narrative of any medical examiner. Reading the fact as a constant violence with psychological extension is our political position. To take revenge.

P.S.: We believe that along with the street presence, the interventions and the dynamic marches, the night actions are a very flexible field to sow panic in the state. Those who find their thoughts in it with a little care, organization and flexibility, it is easy to appropriate the simplest means to spread the fire to domination and oppression. Let us surprise them as befits them in a historical condition of generalized poverty. Leave the theories and the micropolitics and catch the fire in your hands for the time being. We call on all of you to swallow fear and take the streets when the sun goes down, turning night into day.

VASILIS MANGOS WILL BE LIKE AN HONEST PUNK NEXT TO OUR FIRE

SOLIDARITY TO THE DERVENION56 SQUAT  AND TO THOSE POLITICAL AND MIGRANTS’ SQUATS FACING REPRESSION

DON’T GET USED TO DEATH AND FEAR

STOP THE DEEP FASCIST MANAGEMENT OF OUR CITY BY BAKOGIANNIS AND CHRYSOCHOIDIS

AGAINST PATRIARCHIES, STATE AND BOSSES.

BATTLE FOR EARTH AND FREEDOM

LET’S BURN THEM AS MUCH AS THOUSAND SUNS ARE BURNING, VIVE L’ ANARCHY

Thousands of suns of the night

(translated from https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1606573/)

From: https://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=38556