I ain’t the only one…

23 12 2008

As much as I hate to do this, another has compiled a fairly comprehensive account of the events in Greece, going back on the history of Exarchia, the student movement that helped establish the current Greek Democracy and following through the events of the last week or so.  There is a great comparison with the events in Athens now, and those in the past, accompanied by photographs while the author is eloquent and fair.  It is well worth a read as well as the article quoted at length in the comments list.

Athens: We are the Image of the Future

The anarchist movement in Greece is world-renowned, especially now. Anarchist neighborhoods throughout Europe – such as Copenhagen’s Christiania neighborhood or Athen’s Exarcheia district – have battled with governments to maintain autonomy. Each time agents of government suppression target the neighborhoods, the anarchists strike back. But this time, all over the world.

The bullets that killed Athenian boy Alexis Grigoropoulos this week “may have hit one person, but it was meant for us all,” a German anarchist banner read early in the week. The “birthplace of democracy,” some people are saying, “has descended into anarchy.”

Read the complete account at hyperborea

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