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The revenge of normality shall not pass, neither at the Polytechnic nor anywhere else!

(Statement by the Occupied Athens Polytechnic, issued a few moments ago)

From Saturday 20th of December onward, following the clashes around the Athens Polytechnic (one of the tens of mass clashes between protestors and police that followed the assassination of 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos) there has been strong speculation surrounding the occupation of the Athens Polytechnic.

Continuous information that has been coming in regarding a possible police raid in the occupied Polytechnic, combined with the strategic maneuvering of the riot police during the clashes, foretold the obvious: The police are preparing to raid the occupied university. Bypassing the senate, surrendering the Polytechnic to the police and the ministry of interior, the attorney general sent us an indirect yet clear message, with threats and blackmailing, that we have “a few hours” left.

We reply to them that the time we’ve got left is as much as the revolted part of the society decides and that we accept no ultimatums in this. That they’d better respect and fear all who participated, participate and will continue to participate in practices of revolt. It is precisely those, the thousands of revolted, of students, workers, unemployed, migrants and comrades that we call to a high alert at the space of the Polytechnic, ahead of the coming raid.

- We call everyone to a mass presence at the Athens Polytechnic campus

- We call for an open assembly today, Sunday 21/12 at 9pm

- We call for self-guarded concert of solidarity and financial support for the prisoners of the revolt. 6pm at the Athens Polytechnic

We shall have the last word

These days and nights belong to Alexis

Athens Polytechnic Occupation

21/12/08

32 Comments

  1. away wrote:

    From those of us in the snow frozen northern United States, your burning streets and hearts keep us warm. Give them hell. All hands on deck!

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 8:18 pm | Permalink
  2. ANTIFA SLOVENIA wrote:

    I hope that you will win this battle tonight.This will be long night.State symbols must BURN tonight all over Athens.

    We are watching your uprising!!!
    We are with you!!!

    Here is link from yesterday protest in Ljubljana(Slovenia)
    http://novice-infoshop.blogspot.com/2008/12/novice-201208.html

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  3. Rafeeq Hussein wrote:

    Use everything you got : DO NOT LET THEM TAKE THE UNIVERSITY.

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 9:15 pm | Permalink
  4. Fred wrote:

    Give them hell, from all of us.

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 9:17 pm | Permalink
  5. RUDRA wrote:

    The world is yours. Good luck.

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  6. Jesse wrote:

    Good luck and may they burn alive for setting foot on the university.

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
  7. ANTIFA SLOVENIA wrote:

    Use OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MAke rivers of OIL around university and BURN the bastards when they will arrive.
    Good night!!!!
    Ole Ole Ole

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm | Permalink
  8. Chirag.suvarna wrote:

    Greetings from India.Your struggle is an inspiration for all the revolutionaries here.Go ahead and capture the State power and liberate each and every inch of lands from the capitalist bastards.
    Soon the revolutionary youth and workers all over the world will follow your example.

    Long live workers and youth revolt!

    Revolutionary Greetings,
    Chirag.Suvarna

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 11:24 pm | Permalink
  9. Coyote wrote:

    The ghosts of every fallen revolutionary and freedom fighter will be standing and fighting by your side…

    Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 11:46 pm | Permalink
  10. Leah wrote:

    Solidarity, brothers and sisters. This blog gives me chills. I will be thinking of you. Stay strong, don’t give up the university!

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:21 am | Permalink
  11. REVOLUTION wrote:

    In the name of Alexis and all the other freedom fighters…Make them see the power of solidarity and youth..We are proud of you,don’t give up!

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:36 am | Permalink
  12. Mahir wrote:

    No pasaran !

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:49 am | Permalink
  13. A! wrote:

    Traduccion al Español!: http://ansiolitiko.blogspot.com/

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 1:00 am | Permalink
  14. paula noukas wrote:

    I am so proud of you all in Greece!! I am inspired. Do not forget all struggles require patients and hard work. Change will not come overnight. I am Greek and wish I could be there participating. Good luck and don’t give up, this is only the beggining.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 1:28 am | Permalink
  15. hagbard wrote:

    I cannot put into words how proud I am of all of you. You are the spark and we will fan the flames. Give them hell.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 1:31 am | Permalink
  16. Joe wrote:

    Shoot the pigs.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 2:03 am | Permalink
  17. a wrote:

    it seems this will be a major turning point. it also seems that we will win. have fun.
    -in solidarity from chicago, U.S.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:05 am | Permalink
  18. David wrote:

    Thank you for your decision to continue to occupy Polytechnic University! Build a river of oil, arm yourselves, do whatever you need to do!

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:29 am | Permalink
  19. portland OR wrote:

    portland oregon’s solidarity march -
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/12/383949.shtml

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:58 am | Permalink
  20. Vaillant wrote:

    Solidarity from Portugal. Your war is our war.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:17 am | Permalink
  21. dim wrote:

    Daily report on the actions in greece: http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/145035/index.php

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:43 am | Permalink
  22. sri oracle wrote:

    google search: sri oracle cognitive dissonance

    This is more than greece, this is global.

    viva commrades; corportate fascism is falling, the veil is lifting. A new dawn comes.

    I have not paid a single bill in over 150 days; that is over 20k personally withheld from the capitalists in support.

    At large, USA, sleeping under the stars tonight; my first child comes in April; no social security number, home birth, to be born FREE.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:48 am | Permalink
  23. Lisabeth Nikolaidis wrote:

    Τίποτα δεν πάει χαμένο
    στη χαμένη σου ζωή,
    τ’ όνειρό σου ανασταίνω
    και το κάθε σου “γιατί”.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:55 am | Permalink
  24. Jesse James wrote:

    FROM MONTREAL!!!
    WE GIVE YOU OUR SUPPORT!!!
    OUR LOVE!!!
    OUR STRENGTH!!!
    TOO MANY YEARS MY FRIENDS TOO MANY YEARS
    HAVE WE SAT IDLE!!!
    I WISH I COULD BE THERE BUT I WILL MAKE UP FOR IT HERE MARCH 15TH IN OUR ANNUAL ANTI POLICE BRUTALITY MARCH.
    Like away wrote
    ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!
    OUR TIME IS COMIN FAST AND OUR TIME IS HERE AT LAST!!!!

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 6:00 am | Permalink
  25. Johnny B4 the Road wrote:

    What happened? Any news already? Did they materialize their threat? Are you alright?
    The Greek corporate tv channels that brought the news at 9 on your stance marginalized, – not even mentioning the transfer of authority over the university grounds-, have altogether neglected to upload their late editions. As far as it concerns us the disabled far away, we totally depend for our information on your updates.
    Please give at least a sign of life to let us know how you guys are doing.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:00 am | Permalink
  26. miles pflanz wrote:

    keep strong! greece is setting an example for the entire world right now!

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:08 am | Permalink
  27. Leah wrote:

    The lack of updates on the situation at the Polytechnic worries me.

    My highest hopes are with you all. Hoping you’re all safe and that you gave them hell.

    They say, “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. I say, hell hath no fury like an oppressed people enraged.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:25 am | Permalink
  28. super yuppie wrote:

    the anti-authoritarian movement has been short of action nowadays, and its about time to spark ourselves up..fuck the police state, a murder system!

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 10:05 am | Permalink
  29. polytechnic wrote:

    UPDATE 09:10 a.m. The night was calm, people are still in the polytechnic. Solidarity concert planned for tonight.

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 10:19 am | Permalink
  30. Serbo-croatian translation: http://inicijativa.org/grcka/node/45

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  31. leo wrote:

    Thanks for your courage! You are making the life of global capital shorter comrades! I hope the assembly tonight will take the best decision of the movement, whatever the result will be.
    In solidarity,

    Leo

    Monday, December 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Permalink
  32. INTERVIEW WITH SOMEONE INSIDE!

    I would like to do a phone interview with someone from the occupation. It is for a North American independent video news website, http://www.therealnews.com.

    I want to get your message out to North America.

    Please send me an email at jesse@therealnews.com, with a phone number where I can reach you.

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 1:58 am | Permalink

2 Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Takku on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Ateenassa vallattua Teknillistä Yliopistoa uhkaa häätö…

    Finnish translation…

  2. [...] There is a general assembly happening right now at the Athens Polytechnic, with people deciding whether they should leave the building or not (UPDATE, 23:45 the assembly has decided the occupation continues – see the occupation’s statement). [...]

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