Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crisis: Greece, Anarchists Call For 'Global Uprising'

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, DECEMBER 27 - The ''large flames of social uprising'' fanned by the rage of workers and students in Greece, France and Italy is a foretaste of ''the next large-scale global uprising'' against a ''new form of fascism'' of the powers-that-be. These were the words of the imprisoned leaders of the main Greek anarchist-insurrectionary group, Revolutionary Struggle (EA), saying that in this climate of conflict it is necessary to choose ''bankruptcy'' over the ''austerity'' imposed by the EU and the IMF as a tool for national exploitation and liquidation of the latest social victories. This analysis of events by the EA is contained in a letter from jail by Maziotis, Pola Roupa and Costas Gournas, self-declared leaders of the armed group responsible for numerous attacks including the launch of a missile against the US embassy in 2007. In the letter the leaders of the EA - which is believed to have links with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, which in November claimed responsibility for letter bombs targeting embassies and international leaders - say that after the US crisis ''in one European city after another millions of people went into the streets to oppose the harsh neo-liberal offensive''. To move forward the fight against pension and education reform, write the three, demonstrations have been organised everywhere, and ''in Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland there turned into uprisings'', each of which '' feeding the revolt of the other while awaiting a large-scale European-wide social fire''. It is a 'fire' which, under the slogan ''us or them'', meaning us or ''the fascists who govern and control the wealth of society'', write the EA leaders, will lead - beginning from Greece - to the ''next worldwide large-scale uprising''.

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