the youth are in the streets!
Pavlos Fyssas, a 34-year old Greek anti-fascist, also known as rapper “Killah P”, was stabbed to death last night in Athens. He was with a few friends in the district of Piraeus on the road when he was discovered by a group of fascists . They chased him down the street and at the end then more fascists turned up and surrounded Pavlos. Shortly thereafter, a car pulled up beside them, the driver got out a knife and stabbed him in the heart and in the abdomen.
Throughout the attack, the DIAS ( Greek police unit with motorcycles ) was present, but only intervened when most of the attackers had already fled . Although the killer – a member of the fascist Golden Dawn party – was arrested the ambulance did not appear for 35 minutes, and the hospital of Nikea could do nothing to prevent Pavlos Fyssas’ death.
This incident shows one thing clear: the Greek fascists have the protection of the police and that state is unable and unwilling to do anything about them.
No wonder, because half of all police officers are open about their sympathies to Golden Dawn! In the same area last week were members of the KKE (Communist Party) were brutally attacked, all with the approval of the police.
All of which are not “particularly bad individual cases” – it is now everyday life in Greece . On public transport, on the way home or to work left-wing activists, trade unionists and especially migrants are threatened, attacked and terrorized .
Although it was already clear enough even before, Pavlos’ death shows how necessary the organization of self-defense against the fascists is. During our solidarity delegation from REVOLUTION in Athens last July , we participated in a 10,000 strong demonstration of Pakistani immigrants, whose district was subjected to fascist pogroms. Even then demonstrators carried baseball bats and other items of self-defence – they fear for their lives and are willing to defend them.
But what is the Left doing in Greece? Opinions are divided. Some groups organize demonstrations and anti-racism conferences, while others claim that the fascists continue to lose influence and could hardly be taken seriously. We take a fascist party, which is the third most popular in the country according to polls, seriously. But we take even more seriously the demands of all those who have suffered from them .
The time of moral outrage and symbolic demonstrations is over!
What we need in Greece are self-defense structures, which are organized by all the unions, left and migrant organizations and political parties , especially SYRIZA .
The institutions of the bourgeois state offer no protection from such attacks because they themselves are involved in it. Again it is clear that capitalism offers no solutions to such problems, because it is the problem itself!
While there is speculation in the media about whether Golden Dawn would be a possible coalition partner for New Democracy, our comrades are being killed by their gangs on the street.
Since Wednesday morning demonstrations are taking place in Greece, at the same time there is a new wave of strikes. This must be accelerated, an indefinite general strike must be organized by the unions whose aim is the downfall of the government.
The situation in Greece is crying out for a revolutionary overthrow and an end to slavery by the ruling bourgeoisie . All progressive and revolutionary forces must combine to unload the energy and power to transform society so they can help ordinary people, and pave the way to a just future!
We stand in solidarity with the anti-fascists and anti-capitalists in Greece who are on the street to express their grief and anger !
We support you in your struggle to end this inhumane system!
ONE WORLD – ONE STRUGGLE!