A prisoner solidarity demonstration has been called for today (4pm) by the assembly of the occupied GSEE (the general confederation of workers building – now vacated). According to a decision by yesterday’s open anarchist assembly of the Economics University, the occupiers will use the demonstration as an opportunity to vacate the building en mass – and safely. The occupations of both the Law school and the Polytechnic, as of this morning, continue. There seems, however, to be some broad consensus on the need to leave the universities and spread the spirit of the revolt in the society as a whole…
…some spirit that is already spreading like fire: Municipal buildings and town halls are being occupied across Athens, and popular assemblies (λαϊκές συνελεύσεις) are being organised in neighbourhoods of both Athens and Thessaloniki. In what turns out to be one of the most positive aspects of the revolt, people are starting to take back their lives: street after street, square after square, neighbourhood after neighbourhood. This is not about a government falling, about some “justice” being paid, about a mere meeting of some demands, a vindication of some sort. The people on the streets demand nothing; they occupy, they organise among themselves, they know that there is no way back to normality, that fighting this very normality is, quite literally, a matter of life and death.
In the city of Volos the municipal radio and the offices of the local newspaper “Thessalia” were both occupied. A fresh demonstration is called there for Saturday, 27/12.
Off to the prisoner solidarity demo – report will follow.