This morning, August 5, four unknown men broke into a house in the first block of Alexandras Av. They tried to give the impression of undercover police officers and threatened migrant residents that they would have to leave the house. If not, they will be evicted. Greek residents with regular contracts would be allowed to stay.
After some back and forth and the vain request to identify themselves, the intruders were pushed out of the house by the now alarmed neighbourhood and fled. A cop from the local Ambelokipi police station told the neighbourhood that this was not an official police action. The night before, a DIAS patrol had already harassed a migrant living here in the settlement.
Via open channels, an assembly was mobilised for the early evening at Prosfigika to discuss the incident today, who is not alone. There has been speculation in the press about an upcoming eviction, the city is trying to determine the ownership of the apartment blocks and recently workers tried to drill test holes for an underground car park.
Shortly before today’s meeting started, several DIAS and DELTA units provocatively drove up in front of the buildings to intimidate those present.
Shopping Mall entrances are guarded by the tan fatigued soldiers of the national guard. Once you enter you can’t leave, you must shop forever. Parks that one couldn’t have imagined a demonstration in are now the gathering point for a riot, the slogan that rings above the crowd is a call of “Abolish the police!”.
Even though one is facing down an army there is a clear sense of hope, as if this fucked up murder had finally wiped away the fog of ignorance, inaction, and fear. Suddenly one can talk to anyone in the street. The society which had ignored this problem, despite the cries of a people institutionalized, murdered, and kept in ghettos, has finally allowed itself a mirror. Continue reading
In the next weeks, the police will try to evict the squat Liebig 34 in Berlin. The collective is resisting and preparing themselves to make the eviction a huge disaster for the Berlin authorities. Also, other autonomous spaces in Berlin are under threat. We want to show some videos about the squats and the eviction of Mainzer Straße 1990 (a squatted neighborhood similar to Prosfigika that got evicted November ’90 after 3 days of riots). We want to share experiences and discuss about different ways of resisting and defending our spaces.
*There will be a bar for support to the community
*THURSDAY 30/07/20 21:00 Community of Squatted Prosfygika, Xiniados street
After 3 attempts so far to seize the occupied Prosfygika of Alexandras Avenue, with various excuses covering up the cannibalistic destructive fury against the resisting social fabric that’s taken root in the area, as well as 1 ultimatum to evacuate, the Community of the neighbourhood is still going strong as it has for years, on the road of the collective struggle for survival, dignity, equality, freedom, solidarity, and comradeship among its poor and oppressed residents and not only them.
von Dimosthenis Karavoltsios:
“-Some of the incidents that happened on Saturday 9/11/2019, have already been known since the “wellwishers” of the media had shelled everybody with the news of the day for the arrest of the so-called by them Revolutionary Self Defence group. However, some other about the character of this opperation, that means about the hunting of commrades and the busting of tens of houses with a terroristic way, had been left aside, as “collateral losses”… Continue reading
There are posters available, which can be ordered via email@example.com
In the website’s tab International Solidarity Campaign you will find information about the campaign and recent developements in english and german.
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ΕΚΤΑΚΤΗ ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ της Συνέλευσης & της Κοινότητας Προσφυγικών Λ. Αλεξάνδρας
Τα Προσφυγικά Λ. Αλεξάνδρας αποτελούν ένα συγκρότημα 179 κατοικιών σε ένα χώρο 14 στρεμμάτων στο κέντρο της Αθήνας, ανάμεσα στη Γ.Α.Δ.Α., το εφετείο, το γήπεδο της Λεωφόρου και τα νοσοκομεία ΕΛΠΙΣ & Αγ. Σάββας και το μεγαλύτερο μέρος των οποίων είναι κατειλημμένο και κατοικείται. Continue reading
Squats are already in the eye of reppression from the greek state. Although some have been evicted, others are opening, negating at the same time the statetement of minister of justice that all squats will be closed till the summer. In 8/6/17 almost 300 comrades have marched in the capital of Greece showing their solidarity. This march is also a message that we will stand and defend our squats… Continue reading
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon the children (and adults) of Prosfygika gather for play and collective self-education. This is a place for everyone’s growth, as kids, as well as their parents and other grown-ups in the community, find a space for play, education, and building connections and relationships with each other.