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“I buy gold” — a poster on the pawnshops mushrooming around Greece

The poster below comes from the “Network of tangible solidarity and resistance” of the city of Chalkida, as a response to the pawnshops (gold-haggling shops) that have mushroomed all across the country recently. It reads:


I Buy gold. 

Jewelry, teeth, wedding rings,

badges, baptism crosses, relics,

memories, belongings and dignity.


Because I know you are desperate.

I know you can’t afford your housing tax,

your kid’s tuition, your medicine, your food.

I know that you are in despair and that you don’t know

how to resist, that you’re scared.

I know, therefore, that you’ll take whatever I give you

and that you’ll even thank me on top.

Yesterday a black-marketeer, 

Today a pawnbroker,

Always filth. 

– Chalkida Network of tangible solidarity and resistance 



  1. oli wrote:

    this texte comes from a catalan group !

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Permalink
  2. oli wrote:

    oh wait nevermind !

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

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