July 15, 2011 Contra Info
In early July the Greek government acting solely on behalf of the State of
Israel ordered the sailing ban of the Freedom Flotilla 2, a group of naval
ships that carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in solidarity with the
Undoubtedly, the ships’ blockade by uniformed forces of the Hellenic Coast
Guard, and the following sailing ban order by the Ministry of Citizen
Protection regarding the banning from setting sail, do not consist
“isolated incidents” of autocratic diversion, since autocracy is in fact
the policy of the parliamentary democracy; it prevails everywhere: from
the open crash of the demonstrations to the row repression of resistance
and protest manifestations. From the intensification of the Capital’s
attack against the proletariat to the relations between the
neo-Janissaries of EL.AS. [Hellenic Police] and the extreme-right groups.
The sailing ban adds up to not only the repression dogma adjusted to the
financial crisis but also to the new dogmatic financial-military give and
take, in the framework of the Greek and Israeli States’ alliance.
In front of this autocracy, let us activate our internationalist solidarity!
Solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners that
began a hunger strike in Israeli prisons on July 3rd.
FREEDOM TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
Polykarpos Georgiadis, Mihalis Traikapis, Alekos Kossyvas, Nikos Maziotis,
Kostas Gournas, Pola Roupa, Dimitris Koufontinas, Yannis Dimitrakis, Simos
Seisidis, Kostas Sakkas, Nina Karakatsani, Stella Antoniou