The most important thing is that the people of Keratea have changed. They now have a fighting spirit, they have called themselves to arms, they started to think in a revolutionary way, they have observed the habits and the reactions of the enemy, used their advantages, united, spotted the undercovers between them, became unpredictable, realised that the decision to take to the streets immediately meant they could not retreat in defeat, they overcame their fears – and without fear, the paper tower of authority was reduced to nothing. The people of Keratea wrote and continue to write (nothing is over) their own epic story using their own lives as their flags – and this is someone no-one can overlook, no matter how many interests are fostered in the case.
They attracted the solidarity of social groups, of conscious people in struggle – they even gained the respect of their enemies. The did not bow to unjust persecutions, they did not shut the fuck up, they didn’t even for a moment think they might not have the right on their side.
What will follow can only be the full-on attack of society against the enemies of Keratea, the mega-contractors, the politicians, the cops (in order of authority). The occupying forces went beyond any accepted limits in the collective consciousness and were revealed for what they really are.
All those who found themselves in the struggle of the people of Keratea can understand why I am emotionally charged when I bring to mind the thoroughness of the “scouts” who up until yesterday were simple employees, workers, pensioners or housewives… the braveness of the “commandos” who were until yesterday bricklayers, farmers, students, migrants and petit-business… the impulsiveness of the impromptu “correspondents” whose words would come out of their mouths with the speediness of the water running in Oreokastro [the area intended for the landfill --trans].
They brought guerrilla struggle back into our lives. Each of us, enraged by the police bestiality, the wage slashes, the galloping inflation that chokes us: each of us knows that somewhere in Keratea there is a front that keeps on resisting.
Keratea cannot be defeated. The longer it takes them to understand this, the worse it will be for them.
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