Squat Occupied by Anarchist Immigrants in Athens

Published July 22, 2019

Squat

Today 17 July 19, we the self-organized collective of anarchist immigrants together with other self-organized collectives and individuals in solidarity occupied an abandoned shop in the corner of Tsamadou/Tositsa streets, Exarcheia.

Our goals as the self-organized collective of anarchist immigrants to use this staki are:

1- a center of struggle for anarchist immigrants

2- self-organizing immigrants for common struggle and building relations between the immigrants’ communities and the movement

3- a collective cafeteria in solidarity with political prisoners

4- education activity

Our opinions on the identity of squat:

A- squat is not the goal of struggle but it’s the tool of struggle, which means: the struggle should happens in the street and the squat is a help to organize the social struggles, which should happens in the street.

B- squat should be a social open space, which creates open activity for society. For example: open education classes and…

C- staki of self-organized anarchist immigrants will not be a housing project. In our opinion: there is no problem to occupy a space for housing, but only housing as squatting a place is a problem because squat is a social political space and should be active for struggle in the neighbourhood and others areas.

D- in squat, the decisions should be taken in the collective way and the assemblies should be with no authority and hierarchy situation.

We are struggling for SQUAT THE WORLD, in reference of our opinion on the squat.

Since the puppet of the greek regime “NEO DEMOCRATIA” said: they will clean Exarcheia, so our staki as first occupation after existence of new government is a big political slap in the face for them. In reference to the opinion point of our injured comrade: even if you do massacre all of us, you can’t destroy the resistance and this is not a personal point, but it is our collective point.

self-organize collective of anarchist immigrants, 17 July 2019

From: https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1599155/