to the Prisoners Arrested in Thessaloniki during the Actions Against the European Union Summit, June 20-22, 2003
We send a message of solidarity to the comrades who are imprisoned in Thessaloniki by the State of Greece, in connection to the insurgency in the streets during the summit of the elite of the European ruling class.
We are not particularly suprised by the brutality of the police, the false criminal charges and faking of evidence, or the torture that various comrades have been subjected to. In the field of the social war, violent repression is always the response of the exploiters to any and every form of active resistance. We see the imprisonment of rebels as a crucial part of the capitalist system of exploitation and exclusion. For this reason, we also see it as another institution of the enemy that must be attacked and eliminated.
We recognize the struggle of the imprisoned comrades as part of our own struggle. We understand the importance of active class solidarity, and we think this solidarity should take the form of insurrectionary action against capital and the State.
To show solidarity to the comrades imprisoned in Greece, to fight to free them from the confinement of the State’s police, must mean more than simply expressing our anti-authoritarian principles. Solidarity must take a practical, material form.
Through conflict with the class enemy we can express both mutual aid to our comrades in jail and our own subversive struggle against all forms of oppression.
Vancouver Anarchist Struggle
June 25, 2003