OPEN SPACE FOR ANARCHIST-ANTIAUTHORITARIAN MEETING IN THE UNIVERSITY, ABOVE METEOROSKOPIO
The E.U. summit in Thessaloniki is promoting the strengthening and entrenchment of Fortress-Europe, in order to intensify the capitalist assault and state terrorism inside and outside its borders. To organize and secure the looting in the peripheries of capitalism with economic and military means. To increase class exploitation and social oppression on the inside, deepening social injustices and modernizing repression, for crushing any form of resistance. And finally, in order to fortify in a murderous way its borders against refugees and immigrants.
The summit of the 25 criminal and murderous E.U.-leaders will take place within an unprecedented provocative occupation and militarization of the whole city, that has been turned into a red zone of suffocating control.
As anarchists and antiauthoritarians who fight everyday on every front that authoritarian projects are imposed, we are in Thessaloniki to advance the explosion of social resistance in the place that these projects are to be symbolically and spectacularly signed.
To hinder in the barricades the advance of domination that spreads misery, poverty, persecution and death.
To meet in the streets with all those who dispute the rulers’ legitimacy to define the future of the world, and there promote the passage from protest to revolt.
To confront those who, facing state and capitalist ferocity, are seeking ways to return to past authoritarian models or to humanize the present one.
To advance the antiauthoritarian, anticapitalist and anti-patriotic discourse, against the propaganda of the regime, the manipulation of the media and reformist rhetoric.
To promote self-organized direct action in contrast with mediation and the imprisonment of social rage in the limits of state legality.
We are not interested in the salvation of the global system of domination through proposals on how to manage it alternatively. We are interested in the con-tinuous struggle to subvert it as the only perspective for social liberation, for a world without prisons, borders and states.
That is why, with the aim of having a distinguishable anarchist-antiauthoritarian pre-sence, we chose to transform the place above the Meteoroskopio of the University into a space for counter-information, a point of reference for continuous convergence, interaction and communication. It will be open to anyone who wants to come in contact with a space that shows the reasons and issues that brought us here. The place will be used in order to self-organize our needs and desires through anti-hierarchical assemblies based on solidarity and mutual respect in order to define in common the terms for a strong social presence in the streets and to diffuse radical speech and subversive action against the State and the Bosses.
Discussion: Thursday, June 19, 2 p.m., outdoors above Meteroskopio
Open Assembly of Anarchists and Anti-authoritarians Against the Summit of the E.U. Leaders
June 19, 2003
Note: The text above was drawn up by the open assembly of anarchists-antiauthoritarians called in the open space of Meteoroskopio in the university by collectives and individuals who left from the occupied Philosophy Department, because of the pointless and insupportable actions that took place there, undermining the squat, disdaining and in fact cancelling its goals and perspective.
Anarchist Bulletin 24