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In love with Prosfygika. A storyteller, witness of history, Bookchinite and liberatory technologist. Educator, writer, constructor. Unemployable urban poor who works for humanity unpaid and lives on donations. Not affiliated with any official political group. Lives in Greece, in a metaphorical barrel, emitting strange sounds (mostly over the Internet). Sometimes happens to turn stories into reality. Tech-wise: infrastructure freak. Hopelessly fascinated with material engineering. Self-proclaimed anarchist. ENTJ. Website: Freelab -- researching freedom since 2012

Threats to GARE squat

[Links to original documents at the bottom of the post]

From an official statement of GARE squat assembly

On Wednesday 24/5. squat Gare was targeted by persons organized in the mafia. At noon, during clashes with the riot police which were taking place in the area around Exarchia sq., there was a confrontation between some protesters who were building a barricade against the pigs and a local business man who attempted to prevent them from doing so. A group of people who were at that moment in a social center next to where this was going on, jumped to the aid of this bossiness man. The said business man is well known in th e neighborhood of Exarchia for his connections with networks of extortion, prostitution and drugs as well as with the security police.

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There is no Europe, no Humanity.

refugees-brought-gorilla“Where is the Humanity?”
“Europe, what happened to you?”

This is the mantra, repeated again and again every time I hear New Europeans, talking about their situation here, in Greece. They appeal to the conscience of Europe. They appeal to humanity.

Dear new neighbors, I will tell you a secret. There is no Europe. There is no Humanity. There is no one big — happy or not — human family. Continue reading There is no Europe, no Humanity.

Towards New Industrial Revolution

LTG-logo - 1Goal: to start creating independent industrial sector, adding sustainable technology and solidarity economy to anarchist governance.

Tool: building long-term manufacturing, service and R&D facility, run by an experimental technological collective.

Opportunity: the need and resources available to provide goods and services to refugee and migrant communities in Europe. Continue reading Towards New Industrial Revolution

The Alley of Death

Few minutes to midnight I crossed the gate between the bright and the dark.

Leaving the heartbeat of music behind me, leaving my friends dancing, flirting, drinking in the crowd. Satiated for a while with normal human emotions, I headed my home and lab.

“We repel them, no problem” – the watchwoman at the gate was relaxed – “children are safe inside” – she said, sturdy in her black outfit, anarchist emblems clear and on display. A pillar of safety. A night warrior, protecting those inside. Continue reading The Alley of Death

To all my friends. You know who.

white-taraLooking back a year, to May 2015, all this time I was blessed with meeting so many old and new friends, getting so much support that it is almost impossible to phrase how much I am grateful.

Dear friends, I am carrying you in my heart and I am adamantly going to pay forward all the good you did to me, and then some.

May the gods, goddesses, spirits, squirrels and whatnot be with you.

In hope for hope

So overwhelming, global injustice.
And there is no big hope it could be solved.
Even if the hurt and humiliated people prevail, how easy will it be for them to become new oppressors. To bring vendetta to the next generation. To reverse, not stop, the river of tears and blood.
It is so hopeless, that it almost makes me pray.
There is no hope, perhaps. But it doesn’t change a thing.
The work has to be done, in hope for hope.