The Bouboulinas 42 squat in Athens was reoccupied May 3, 2019 after a swathe of evictions by the police.
From their statement: Since February ‘19, an operation has begun of mass evacuation of squats, beginning with the migrant housing squat Arachovis 44 in Exarchia. On 11⁄4 at 6 in the morning an army of cops evacuate the housing squats Azadi and New Babylon, from where 120 people are detained. Only a week later on 18⁄4 another operation takes place to evacuate the migrant housing squat Clandestina and Cyclope.
We understand this attack on all fronts against the squats and self-organized structures, with Exarchia at its centre, as an attack that serves the media profile of state and government, so as to appear as guarantor of security, law and order, and of the interestes of bosses and ladlords. The operations against the housing squats were accompanied by house raids in places for which the cops had information about drug dealing, so that all this may be presented as an operation against drugs. The result of these operations is that many of the squat residents are now imprisoned in the hellholes of the state, while the rest are left homeless.
This operation is taking place at a time with very specific characteristics. The total isolation and trap that migrants experience in greec -and in exarchia those who don’t have papers- sooner or later will fuel social eruptions. Either in the form of Eidomenis and Diavata, that is of the violent assertion that the borders be abolished, or in the form of self-organized struggles, such as housing squats. At the same time, the intensification of contradictions is reinforced by the big heads of the e.u.: the evictions of families from the homes provided by ngos is imminent, since the big capital considers that its high time these people enter the labour market, ideal flesh for the slave trade of capitalism.
We locals, migrants, solidarians, squatters, understand that we must give our answers all together. That every self-organized structure that goes to the hands of the state is a wound for everyone. However the common struggle of the oppressed is a threat to authority and it is this struggle that we decided to house, by reoccupying a piece of the ‘lost’ ground, the one on Bouboulinas 42.
Lets organize the resistance against represssion, the defense of the neighborhood, of our lives.
WE WILL TAKE EVERYTHING BACK BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS OURS
10, 100, 1000 SQUATS, AGAINST A WORLD OF ORGANIZED DECAY
COMMON STRUGGLE OF LOCALS AND MIGRANTS