[fse-esf] THE UPRISING IN GREECE IS DEVELOPING
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Wed Dec 17 11:40:37 CET 2008
BOILING HOT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
Today, the building of the General Confederation of Labour in Athens was
occupied by unions of precarious workers, deliveries, stage etc. who are
denouncing the bureaucracy of the unions and demanding general strike for
wages, stable employment, social insurance for all, reduction of working
hours against unemployment. A general assembly open to all is organised for
tonight at 6 p.m.
The students and pupils continue everyday actions and demonstrations,
closing of roads everywhere in the country, while a part of the peasants
have their own protest with tractors in the North of the country.
Demonstrations by progressive citizens in many cities. Many public buildings
are occupied (municipal-prefecture mainly) all over the country.
More than 500 high schools occupied and more to organise occupations.
In the meantime, police everywhere, repression, beatings, arrests. This is
the reply of the Rambos of the Police.
Tomorrow Thursday, national day of action, a big rally and march of the
education community of all grades in Athens 12 n. Migrants rally in fron of
Parliament 5 p.m. (organised before the events, for the migrants week).
The central news bulletin was interrupted yesterday, for one precious
minute, when students entered the studio of public television (peacefully
and without any violence) and set a banner in front of the camera,
interrupting the transmission of the speech of the Prime Minister. The
banner, carried by students, wrote STOP WATCHING - GO OUT IN THE STREETS.
The president of public television denounced this "absolute offence against
democrachy", while people are satisfied and consider this action to be
appropriate and congratulations are coming from all over (This president of
public television, spends his time organising events lige Eurovision, with
a patriotic and kitch character, spending the money of the Greek taxpayers
in expenses like, for example, the dress of this "national singer" Anna Visy
last year, for which public Television spent 135.000 Euro only for the dress
of the singer. Otherwise, he defends "democracy".
For Saturday mobilisations are under preparation and the students assemblies
mostly will decide about them
In Thessaloniki young people stole baby jesus from the cot of the huge crib
that was placed in the central square with figures of natural size and put a
television in the place of Jesus.
Christmas holidays may have a totally different colour this year, and the
movement will continue.
Most urgent and most important is the solidarity from Europe, tomorrow a
Greek youth organisation is calling for European day of action everywhere,
in support of the Greek Uprising.
We wish events are organised tomorrow. Of course, we have many more days.
Greek Social Forum
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