SOLIDARITY MARCH 14 MAY 2022
THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE IS THE LUNG OF EVERY SOCIAL STRUGGLE
Reality is harsher than our words can describe. We live under the boot of unscrupulous oligarchs who distribute to the plebs only bombs, terror, disease, poverty and endless exploitation. What else but resistance by all means can guarantee the hope of a free life? The project of uninterrupted revolutionary struggle is not a theory, but is embodied by those who organize today against tyrannical power. The armed rebels who take up the responsibility of bringing this project to life here and now are the raw material of the revolutionary movement.
In the person of comrade Dimitris Hatzivasileiadis, who was captured in August 2021, after 2 years on the run, and sentenced to 16 years in prison, the state punishes the undertaking of a social duty – that is, practical resistance to its regime of terrorism: Assuming sole responsibility for the custody of the Revolutionary Self-Defence Organization’s seal weapon, but also for the attempt to reconstruct the guerrilla based on the strategy of the organization, which ceased its activity in 2017. In the words of the comrade, the Revolutionary Self-Defence Organization was an example “where the guerrilla, starting with the few political forces available, attempts to strengthen the social insurrection, to protect it and to deposit a revolutionary line within it” and “did its duty as long as it could, as long as there was a collective body that recognized this duty.”
At the same time, the state fully understands that in order to hit the guerrilla, it must hit the social and practical solidarity that is the basis of any liberation struggle. It punishes with the unprecedented vindictiveness of 19 years of imprisonment, the anarchist Vanggelis Stathopoulos, who helped an injured militant in flight without handing him over to the repression, thus embodying the consciousness and attitude of practical solidarity. With the trial that took place and the trial that begins on 18 May, the state is criminalising solidarity on the frontier of revolutionary struggle.
Defending the struggle for a classless society free from cannibalistic power, we must stand in militant solidarity with those who defend in practice the revolutionary organisation of the oppressed. We ought to defend those who, at a heavy cost, put into practice the true meaning of solidarity.
“… winter has passed, spring has come, summer will come, autumn will come and winter will come again, the seasons will pass, but we will still be here”
Saturday, May 14, 13.00: SOLIDARITY MARCH – meeting: Monastiraki
Monday 16 May, 18.00: MICROPHONE Gathering – Syntagma Square
Wednesday 18 May: Gathering – EFFETIO (Loukareos courts)
FOR SOLIDARITY AND REVOLUTION
FREEDOM TO DIMITRIS HADJIVASILIADIS AND VANGELIS STATHOPOULOS
NO HOSTAGE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE