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(en) Greece, land and freedom APO: Demonstration for the 3 years since the murder of Zak / Zackie-oh! [machine translation]

Date Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:51:00 +0300


Against State, Capitalist, Patriarchal Barbarism, Repression and Social Emphasis We do not forget - We do not forgive the murder of Zak Costopoulos / Zackie-oh! ---- On September 21, 2018, Zak Costopoulos is murdered at noon in the center of Athens, in Omonia. Trapped inside a jewelry store where he has taken refuge, while a little earlier he was shouting "help" in the street, he is lynched by the boss-owner of the store and a fascist who maintains a real estate office in the area. The two of them kick him furiously in the head, while he is trying helplessly to free himself, while a crowd is around them. The police arrive to complete the crime - they hit him covered in blood and fell to the ground, arrested him, handcuffed him and dragged him to the street. He is taken to the hospital tied up and dead.

In the face of Jacques they see a poor, an outcast, an outcast, a user, a potential thief - a life that the state capitalist and patriarchal system repeatedly prescribes as a "threat" to order and security, a life that costs the negligible , which methodically legitimizes its extermination. Zack's killers do not hesitate to try him and sentence him to death "taking the law into their own hands", moving within the framework of the dominant orders as parastatal lackeys - a thief-pawnbroker who feeds on the despair of others, a declared fascist and the uniformed murderers and torturers of ELAS.

Because the violence they committed has the cover of official law, the support of the institutional barbarism of the regime: the demonization of poverty, the hunting and punishment of the weak in the class and social hierarchy, the sanctity of property, so as to safeguard its interests domination and its social reproduction. And it is this violence organized from above by the Power that allows them to kill in fear, because they move within the framework of the dominant orders as parastatal lackeys.

cooperation with all kinds of mafias and drug mafias at the same time with the policies of impoverishment and repression of users. It is the same system that, as an organic part of it, promotes and exacerbates patriarchal violence, the uniformed scum of which, having it as an official and proclaimed policy, indulges in sexist and homophobic attacks, threats and harassment in the departments, on the street, in the concentration camps. , prisons and borders, beat and torture protesters, disguise rapists, get involved and operate in trafficking circuits.

The completion of three years since Jacques's assassination comes in an environment where the state capitalist system in its deep crisis - economic, social, health crisis - unleashes a new round of looting of the social base. The political management of New Democracy, while already counting thousands of deaths under its rule, tries at every opportunity to use the pandemic to attack even more fiercely the underdogs, the poor, the excluded and those who resist the imposition of modern totalitarianism. From the further devaluation of labor, the de facto abolition of social security and the 8-hour period, the continuation of privatizations, to the restructuring of the education system and the criminalization of trade union action. From the perpetuation of the Emergency Regime through the suppression and subjugation of social and class movements and especially the anarchist-anti-authoritarians, the police occupation of entire areas to the prohibition of demonstrations and the general upgrade of the legal arsenal at the expense of militants. From patriarchal violence - the abuse and murder of women - and social cannibalism that are promoted, rewarded, and ultimately laundered by the state mechanisms and dominant values themselves to the escalation of the war against refugees and immigrants, the struggle their disappearance from the public sphere, their confinement in concentration camps until the looting of the natural world,

Zak's killers, the police, the judiciary, the media who rushed to cover up and justify the murder, constructing consensus, misinforming, presenting him as dangerous, dogging his life and identity as an HIV-positive member of the LGBTQI community activist, as well as those who applaud the authoritarian barbarism, identifying with the interests of the powerful, in fact represent what the most anti-social has to do with the decay of the world of Power.

On the other hand, the thousands protesting against Jacques's assassination by demanding visibility in public and blocking cannibalistic rhetoric, those who in any way refuse to consent and submit to the dominant cannibalism project of the social cannibalism to defend what belongs to them, all those who put up barriers to state repression and fight for the counterattack to the regime of exploitation and subjugation, represent the most promising thing this society has to show: solidarity, revolt, the prospect of social revolution, for a world that will fit many worlds.

As anarchists we fight for the intensification of social and class resistance, with the aim of overthrowing the political and economic bosses responsible for exploitation, oppression, poverty, impoverishment, social cannibalism. With our weapon of solidarity, we stand against false divisions and the fear that power constantly reproduces. We fight for overcoming the imposed way of organizing society by the state and capital.

FOR THE CREATION OF A SOCIETY OF EQUALITY, SOLIDARITY, FREEDOM
FOR THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION, ANARCHY AND THE FREEDOM COMMUNITY

Demonstration for the 3 years since the murder of Zak Costopoulos / Zackie-oh!
Tuesday 21 September 2021

Athens: Gladstonos, 18.00
Thessaloniki: Statue of Venizelos, 18.30

Anarchist Political Organization - Federation of Collectivities

https://landandfreedom.gr/el/agones/508-diadilosi-gia-ta-3-xronia-apo-ti-dolofonia-tou-zak-zackie-oh
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