Monday, March 07, 2011

10th of March: Worldwide solidarity action day with the 300 hunger strikers immigrants-workers in Greece

March 6, 2011 Anarchist News

Latest Greece travel advises:

You might have heard that Greece is a beautiful country to visit with
delicious food and people with great hospitality. Be careful: this is not
the whole truth. The reality for hundreds of thousands of visitors is
completely different. There is a general threat of human rights’
violations. Expatriates and visitors, who cross the Greek borders, can be
departed or transferred in detention centres for 2–4 months or longer. If
and when these visitors are released, they are forced to work in
agriculture, local industry, organized crime, or as street salesmen,
without documents or any civil rights whatsoever. Visitors of Greece are
warned about abuse, intolerance, hatred, slander and indiscriminate
violence by the Greek State.

Greece is exploiting approximately 500,000 illegal immigrants and refugees
to raise the nation’s miserable economics. Last year, nearly 140,000
immigrants crossed the Greek borders in a hope of better life. Most of
them are going to be illegalized for years and treated as unwelcome
contemporary slaves.

Since the 25th of January, 300 immigrants who work and live in Greece for
many years started a nationwide hunger strike in Athens and Thessaloniki.
They claim the legalization of all undocumented immigrants of Greece.
Their struggle is a struggle of all immigrants, workers and citizens of
the world.

The 10th of March will be the 45th day of their hunger strike, but the
Greek State has not yet responded to their rightful claims!

We call people in Greece and throughout the world to carry out civil
disobedience actions on the 10th of March in solidarity with the 300
hunger strikers. We ask everyone to target their actions against Greek
soft spot-tourism: 15% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product is coming
from tourism. In fact, tourism and migration are two sides of the legal
right of freedom of movement.

We suggest an easily attainable target that you people can find almost in
every country: Greek National Tourism Organization. You can e.g.
demonstrate, blockade, squat, spread leaflets or carry out other creative
actions in front, inside or around GNTO offices.

The addresses of the GNTO offices aboard are here:
If you don't have a GNTO office at your city, you can target your actions
against the Greek embassies or enterprises, or simply demonstrate in
crowded public places or on media.


[ More information about the hunger strike of 300: ]

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