28 en 29 juni (en waarschijnlijk daarna) gaat heel Griekenland opnieuw de straat op om te protesteren tegen de plannen van hun regering het IMF de Europese Unie en Centrale Bank tegen te houden. Hier en hier is alles de komende dagen live te volgen.
>>UPDATE 1: Griekse parlement stemt in met EU-bezuinigingsplannen! “Chemical warfare” tegen protesten in Athene (verslagen op euobserver & aljazeera & democracynow).
>>UPDATE 2: Amnesty veroordeelt het geweld van de Griekse politie (artikel+video op euobserver. Zie ook lijst met video’s uit Griekse straten onderaan)
>>UPDATE 3: Verslag van Nederlandse student Jelle Bruinsma in de Griekse “The Battle for Syntagma“
Lees en kijk hieronder de oproep van de volksvergadering op Syntagmaplein in Athene en zie meer beelden uit de Griekse straten van 29 juni:
48 hours on the streets – the whole country will be at Syntagma Square!
Our meetings to protest are on 28 and 29 June.
We are now only a few hours from the 48-hour nationwide mobilization of 28 and 29 June. Everything indicates that the 48-hour General Strike could form part of a nationwide uprising that would ultimately bury the notorious Medium Term Austerity Programme. This struggle is not only critical for our future, but also a beacon of hope for all the peoples of the world who want to take their lives into their own hands. The demonstration at Syntagma Square marks the beginning of a new direction.
On June 28 at 9:00 am we are gathering at Syntagma Square to protest and wait for the strike protesters to join us. At 6:00 pm a big popular concert will begin, which will last until late at night.
On June 29 we will coordinate all our forces in order to completely surround the Parliament. The People’s Assemblies from the northern suburbs will meet at 8:00 am at the Evangelismos metro station. Amongst others, the People’s Assemblies of Agia Paraskevi, Halandri, Holargos, Papagos, Zografos, Glyka Nera, Pallini, Galatsi, Maroussi, Heraklion, N. Ionia, Patisia, N. Philadelphia, Gizi, Piraeus and Ambelokipi-Erythros Stavros-Polygono will be there. The People’s Assemblies from the southern and eastern suburbs will gather at 8:00 am at Panathinaiko Stadium. These include, amongst others, the People’s Assemblies of N. Smyrni, Byron, Agios Dimitrios, Voula-Vari, Neos Kosmos, Petralona-Thissio-Koukaki and Hellenicon. The People’s Assemblies from the western suburbs are gathering at Syntagma Square (Amalias Street & V. Sofias Street). These include, amongst others, the People’s Assemblies of Petroupoli, Egaleo, Peristeri, Haidari and Ag. Anargyri-Kamatero. The primary unions and People’s Assemblies from all over Greece, are also gathering at various spots.
Accommodation for the people coming from across the country has been organized.
For all the people who, for whatever reason, can not be on foot at blockades, it is very important that you help the encirclement of the Parliament by participating in a peaceful traffic demonstration starting at 8am: several hundred cars running continuously at speeds of 10-20 kph on Kifissias Street, Mesogion Street and Michalakopoulou Street returning from alternative routes whenever the police divert them will create a huge difficulty for the Members of the Parliament to access the House.
Once again, just as we have done ever since May 25, we insist that the character of our struggle be massive and decisive. We call upon everyone to respect and guard our decision.
We warn the government and the commissioners of the troika to not even consider the possibility that repression can break our resistance.
To Mr. Pangalos’ dilemma “Mid-term Programme or tanks”, we answer: “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Be proud of your grandfather!”
We are not leaving unless they and their dilemmas leave first!
The squares belong to us. We have the right on our side. We assert the obvious:
Faith in our powers. It is us or them!
We are condemned to victory! The Mid-term Programme SHALL NOT PASS!
Direct Democracy Now!
The People’s Assembly of Syntagma Square, 26 June 2011
Gerald Celente, “American trend forecaster”, op RT-tv over Griekenland (13-5-’11): Everyone knows what’s going on. The banks are getting bailed out, and the people are being punished to pay for it. It’s as simple as that. […] When people lose everything and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it. And for these people, there’s nothing to lose but everything. They don’t have jobs, they’re being taxed to death, they’re being asked to suffer austerity measures to bailout the banks. Of course they’re going to revolt! What would one expect […] It’s the greatest bank robbery in world history, and the banks are doing the robbing.
- Attack against the medic tent at Syntagma square in order to prevent doctors from taking care of the patients. They were throughing teargas inside and set the tent on fire.
- attack at nearby coffeshops
- firing teargas in the metro station
- cops throughing stones
- ‘Anarchists’ (undercovers) working together with the police setting fire at McDonalds and putted on the shoulder) (cops taking care of them and helping them escape. The ones being helped into the Parliament yard have been proven to be fascist syndicalists)
- Amnesty International set aside for a moment Iran and Egypt to call the greek police to stop violence and firing of teargas!
- more photos
- more videos (guardian).
- Greek media and more greek media with videos.