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The Situation in Greece

Last Hours | 11.03.2010 22:24 | Social Struggles | World

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Tensions rise once again in the streets of Greece’s major cities. Radicals and Anarchists join workers from around the country in voicing dissent. Airports, hospitals and other public services have shut down for the day as the Greek Government attempt to impose harsh new austerity measures.

Greek authorities have reacted with an iron fist. Another anarchist Lambros Foundas, lies dead after police fired upon a group in the suburb of Dafni, south Athens. Thousands of police tear gas and attack crowds of protesters. Maybe in contrast to this an interesting development worth mentioning is that some police joined the strike, weakening the states power to some small extent.

But what does this mean for the long term anti-authoritarian struggle within the country and for the international community? The backdrop of December 2008s riots after the shooting of Alexandros Grigoropoulos gives these fresh events a more revolutionary appearance. What could be framed as simply the acts of reformist trade unions now appears as serious social upheaval. In 2008 radicals, students and immigrants set a new precedent for social rupture in Europe, however there was a clear absence of the less marginal working classes. This time around it is already clear this is not the case. The insurrection has begun to leave the old left behind, taking on a more organic shape all of its own forged by the people taking part in it.

Last Hours attempts to examine the context and actions that shape these new days in the hope that we can all apply new theory and action to our own situations, in our own communities.

This list will grow in the coming days. Please check back for fresh content.

Contents list

Taking over the streets of Athens – Photos by Filkaler, Thursday 11th March 2010 -

Events map of the Athens protest – Thursday 11th March 2010 -

Photo report from Olympic airline protests in Athens – Wednesday 10th March 2010 -

The Greek uprising is truly going European! – Column by Occupied London, Wednesday 10th March 2010 -

Older content

Everyone to the Streets – Book review -

Revolt Chic (if you can’t beat it, recuperate it!) -

The fake jump of the diver: Greece, eleven months on -

A comic on Greece and beyond -

Scotland Yard aid quelling of dissent in Greece -

Greece in flames and a London blockade -

External content

After the Greek Riots –

How to Organize an Insurrection –

Long battles erupt in Athens protest march -

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