Gathering 31.12.2021, 23:30 Korydallos Town Hall
In times of pandemic, thousands of dead and so many others seeking access to basic goods, in times when the world is increasingly resembling a modern supervised prison, we do not forget the “invisible” of this world.
We express our solidarity with the incarcerated population and join our voices with our imprisoned comrades who are being held because of their choice to fight in the struggle.
UNTIL THE LAST PRISON IS DEMOLISHED
THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN ANY PRISON
PRISONERS’ LIVES MATTER
On New Year’s Eve we will be alongside the social and political prisoners in Larissa prison this year again.
We will travel by bus and return immediately after the meeting.
Thessaloniki: gathering at the Polytechnic at 21:00.
Departure by bus at 21:30 exactly.
For information, places, contact : email@example.com [until 27/12]
We are changing the year outside the prisons, until we radically change this world…
WE SUPPORT THE IMPRISONED FIGHTERS MORALLY, MATERIALLY, POLITICALLY
NO ONE ALONE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE
Translated by Act for freedom now!
We call for a week of solidarity with the squatted, liberated ground of Biologica Squat from the 10th to the 17th of January 2022. We call for this week to be another reason for revolutionaries, individuals and collectives in Greece, Europe and throughout the whole world to show their solidarity by all means possible, with evert way that they consider as suitable for the 34 years of the liberated grounds of Biologica Squat which is now under the threat of eviction. Every eviction has its price. Prepare, beware, solidarity is our weapon.
Hands off the Biologic squat!
On Thursday 18th of November 2021, we noticed some “changes” inside the Biological building and more specific inside the foyer area, from the installation of plasterboard that blocked half of the space by leaving behind a corridor between the two entrances of the building. They even had the audacity to leave some distinct marks on walls, including the wall of the squat by foreshadowing their demolition.
AGAINST THE CIES, THE NATIONS, THE BORDERS AND THE SYSTEM THAT PERPETUATES THEM
On May 17, 2021, a geopolitical conflict between the Spanish and Moroccan states led to the opening of borders in Morocco, with the consequent crossing of people under inhumane conditions on the border beaches between the two countries. In response, the Spanish State increased its military presence in Ceuta, carrying out hot returns and other humiliating treatment, reducing people to mere merchandise. On August 30 of this year, due to military and economic interests, an unsustainable situation has been generated in Afghanistan forcing people to leave the country.
These are clear examples of the role of democracy and capitalism in the management of our lives, through the development of infrastructures, control of population flows, treaties, laws and borders. All this generates an important business that seeks to control the oppressed populations and use them for their miserable self-dealing and political games.
Biologica squat has been a political and cultural reference central point for the city of Thessaloniki for 34 years. It has been the ground for many political and cultural assemblies, public events and workshops while supporting the DIY culture in every possible way. Through the years it has a space in the university campus that constantly shouts against discrimination, exploitation and every type of authority. It has hosted many open assemblies, collectives and has been one of the places in the city where people of the anarchist, LGBTQ, punk and student scene come together against anti-commercialism, gentrification and organise against the capitalist way of life that the city of the rich imposes on our lives. At the moment, Biologica squat is the home of the collective “Biologica”, a group of people supporting the DIY scene in anti-commercial terms, the Solidarity Fund for the support of persecuted prisoners and Terra Incognita, an anarchist collective supporting the struggle with all means. In the earlier years of Biologica, other collectives were also active while other groups supported the space by organising public events.
With continuous political interventions in the university campus, the Biologica squat and other groups and individuals who are in solidarity with it, create grounds where manifestations, banner-drops, stickers, and other means strike against the university’s sterilized ideas and manage to bring into the offensive anti-sexist, anti-speciesism, anti-commercial and anti-authoritarian ideas.
On Saturday, more than sixty people acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders blocked the CN main line in Saint-Lambert south of Montreal for over six hours. It was the longest rail blockade in Quebec since the winter of 2020, interrupting Via Rail service and immobilizing six freight trains. These notes reflect the experience of a couple participants in Saturday’s blockade.
Nostalgia mixed with anticipation as we arrived at the tracks where they cross rue Saint-Georges, with banners ready to hang across the rail crossing and no police in sight. It was a bright morning, temperatures just below freezing and the ground snowless, a contrast with that first night in February 2020, when temperatures sunk to 25 below and snow could be piled into mounds atop the rails.