On Sunday September 15, we attacked with stones and hammers:
New Democracy offices in: Painakos street, St. Eleftherios Petridou Street, Ano Glyfada Athanatou Street, Sunny street Marinou Antipa, Brahami street of Aghios Demetriou, Daphne street of Vouliagmeni, Thukididou wet street
The bank branches: National road in Chalandri Zenonos street, National in Byron Formionos street, National road to Alimos Thoukididou street, National road in Glyfada Vouliagmeni street, Piraeus Corfu Street in Kypseli
As long as the new power-holders, their media parrots, the cop-unionists smell the tale of “exile of Exarcheia” and “lawlessness,” we perceive only a symbolism of the pursuit of universal doctrine and law.
More cops, fewer rights, fewer voices calling for and shouting, disappearing anything and anyone that spoils the showcase of tourism, “investment,” the neoliberal vision of the free movement of goods. And what Exarcheia symbolizes, the uprisings in the city over the last 11 years (though we could go back further) are no good for businesses, they don’t fit into the Airbnb metropolis they are seeking.
But as for them, Exarcheia (and their police occupation) express a symbolism of “fighting lawlessness,” so too for us, they have the function of a symbolism of moments started for our attempts to invade the sky.
Although (most of) us live elsewhere, we have our political roots. In our neighborhoods, in our workplaces, in our schools, in the moving structures we have set up in our living spaces.
The “battle of the exiles” is not for us a “rebellious play ground” but part of a more comprehensive struggle that fights with self-organized unions, anti-fascist neighborhoods, local struggles…
In this symbolism of Exarcheia is all that the power wants to suppress.
And all that we want to disperse.
Occupations and living structures are spaces of struggle and freedom.
You will bleed to get them.
Comrades for the diffusion of Exarcheia
Original publication September 18, 2019