Greek revolt - marxist riots and terrorism

Anarchist criticism of the Greek revolt

In June 2011 the revolt turned somewhat towards anarchism and a more general popular uprising. But there are dangers that the system may collaps into chaos, the opposite of anarchy and anarchism, i. e. real democracy. Chaos is typically ochlarchy with rivaling polyarchy, dominated by extremists, and perhaps later call for a "strong man" and a totalitarian dictatorship.

The situation in Greece - An anarchist paper

Never forget:
Anarchy is optimal order!
For anarchist action!
The anarchists call on the international newsmedia to report fairly
and objectively about anarchy, anarchism, anarchist and anarchists!

1. The authoritarian travesty of "anarchy" = ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule broadly defined, and "anarchists" = ochlarchists/ochlarchs is hard to stop... Authoritarians: Marxists, liberalists and populists/fascists all have an interest in calling ochlarchy "anarchy" and ochlarchists/ochlarchs "anarchists". And their authoritarian newsmedia/propaganda stations, say BBC marxist, CNN liberalist, etc. mostly postulate this travesty, i.e. authoritarian Orwellian "1984" newspeak. In these cases they deserve a Brown Card.

2. Anarchy is in reality and objectively seen a system significantly without archs, ochlarchs/ochlarchists included, i.e. a system with relatively small rank and income differences, orderly (optimal order, and not chaos) and efficient, also environmentally. Anarchy is real democracy - from the people and upwards, significantly. Anarchists are real democrats. The people, seen as a class, are the grassroots in contrast to the superiors in rank and/or income, the pyramid that in reality is the state/government, if significant i.e. top heavy, and it is probably always inefficent. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, as members of the people, not attacking persons or things... More and more... Until complete horizontal organization is achieved, as an ultimate aim.

3. The word anarchy origins from greek. The prefix "an" means "negation of" as in anaerobe versus aerobe and "arch" means "superior, i.e. in contrast to subordinates", as in archbishop, archangel, archduke, arch villain, etc. Thus anarchy, anarchism, anarchist, a.s.o., mean coordination on equal footing, without superiors and subordinates , i.e. horizontal organization and co-operation without coercion, ideally or practically. Anarchy, [an-arch]-y means [an = without, arch = ruler(s)]-y = system, management as in monarch-y. Thus anarchy and anarchism mean "system and management without ruler(s), i.e. co-operation without repression, tyranny and slavery". That is economic and political/administrative, societal, management from the people, grassroots, and upwards - significantly, without a top heavy pyramid in rank and/or income, i.e. without a top - down approach, without ochlarchy/ochlarchists/ochlarchs and other archs, significantly.

4. Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. The only violence anarchists accept is violence, proportionate, in self defense, i.e. not ochlarchist or other authoritarian actions. Anarchist actions are actions consistent with the here mentioned framework, i.e. non-authoritarian and non-ochlarchical, and not marxist, liberalist or populist/fascist, and nothing else.

5. When mislead youths and similar adopt this travesty and call themselves "anarchists" and do ochlarchy, and the main media reports more or less uncritical in the same way, the vicious circle is complete. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! There is no panacea to break this circle, but it is not unbreakable. www.anarchy.no has about 15 000 visitors and 50 000 hits per month, and a lot of other websites have the same information. In the long run we will break the vicious circle, but it would certainly help if the main media sometimes let our objective information about anarchy vs ochlarchy and anarchists vs ochlarchists/ochlarchs pass on to their audience...

6. For objective information and updated news about anarchy, anarchism and anarchists, read www.anarchy.no and similar websites world wide! The first main newsstation that makes use of the word ochlarchy and reports objectively about this matter will receive a large Black Star '*' from IAT. But that will probably take some time. The IAT and anarchists in general are however patient. In the long run anarchy will be everywhere on Earth... The sooner the better... We are on party with the future...

7. To mix up opposites as a) anarchy and ochlarchy and b) anarchists with ochlarchists/ochlarchs, as outdated dictionaries and media often do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT in such cases hands out a Brown Card, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The Anarchist International, AI, and the International Anarchist Tribunal included the Anarchist Press Tribunal, IAT-APT, call on the international newsmedia and mandated persons to report fairly and objectively, and not with authoritarian newspeak, about anarchy, anarchism, anarchist and anarchists.

8. Chaos, disorder, mob rule (narrowly defined), lawlessness, the law of the jungle, criminality, riots, vandalism, arson, theft, corruption, drugs, mafia, terrorism, autocratic rule, the right to the strongest, antisocial tyrannic behavior, etc. i.e. different types of superiors and subordinates, a top - down approach. The Greek rooted word for mob rule is ochlarchy. Ochlarchy is also used as a common word for all the authoritarian evils mentioned above i.e. mob rule broadly defined.

9. People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian. They may be liberalists, fascists or marxists, practically certain not anarchists. If anti-capitalist, they are authoritarian socialists, i.e. marxists - leftists or leftwing extremists, not anarchists, although they may falsely try to pose as such, i.e. provocateurs, or wrongly be called so by the media. The media should call such ochlarchists marxists, leftists, leftist groups or leftwing extremists, because that is what they are, not anarchists! Anarchists are in the middle and upwards on the economic-political map, they are not leftists or rightists, not leftwing or rightwing extremists.

10. For more information about the Brown Card and anarchy vs chaos, see (click on) the Oslo Convention and search for anarchy vs chaos at the Anarchy debate/Anarkidebatt. For more information about provocateurs, see the footnote and more at External links.

For information about anarchists vs ochlarchists, see http://www.anarchy.no/ija136.html and http://www.anarchy.no/ija133.html.

IAT-APT homepage: http://www.anarchy.no/iat.html.

What is an extremist, person or organization, really?

1. An extremist, person or organization, is the same as totalitarian on the EP-map, i.e. with more than 666 per thousand, or about 67%, authoritarian degree. Leftwing extremists or just left extremists to the left of the middle of the map, and rightwing extremists or just right extremists to the right of the middle.

2. We see on the EP-map (click on System theory and economic-political map) that leftwing extremists are leftist ultra-fascists, most of left fascists, some leftist populists, a little more than half of the state-communists (leninists and maoists), and about 1/3 of left socialists. Rightwing extremists are rightist ultra-fascists, most of right fascists, some rightist populists, a little more than half of the conservative liberalists, and about 1/3 right liberalists. These figures refer to types of system, not number of persons. Anarchists are far from extremists , they are from the middlepoint and upwards on the map, not far left or far right, with 50% or less authoritarian degree. Extremists and totalitarians are practically certain either marxists, populists/fascists or liberalists, never anarchists.

3. Extremism typically also has social psychological roots. Keywords are mass hypnotic suggestion, totalitarian personality disorder, physical and psychical violence, a paranoid twisted travesty of reality, and ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined) including criminality. Typically present is a form of charismatic leadership in the meaning a special quality of leadership that captures the popular imagination and inspires unswerving allegiance and devotion. Totalitarian personality disorder typically appears among both leadership and followers, rank and file, although sometimes in different forms. It may also appear at a single person or small sects, and in polyarchical networks. The main hallmark of totalitarian personality disorder is a significant will to cow, broadly defined, or support for such people or organizations. Typically is also complaining about hostility or mobbing, i.e. ochlarchy, when exposed to free, matter of fact criticism.

4. Political extremism is typically use of,  or threat of use of, violence against persons and/or things, to achieve political aims. Political extremism is authoritarian, ochlarchist (ochlarchy = mob rule), the opposite of anarchist, according to the Oslo Convention. Persons doing political extremism are ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists, and are thus expelled from the anarchist movement, regardless of  what they may claim to be. Such ochlarchist infiltrators to the anarchist  movement, get an expelling Brown Card from the International Anarchist Tribunal, for breaking the Oslo Convention. The only violence accepted by anarchists is violence, proportionate, in self defense, i.e. not political extremism. Anarchism is neither pacifism, nor political extremism, terrorism included. The anarchists condemn all forms of extremism.

Updated news about the situation in Greece - marxist riots and terrorism

To international newsmedia, the Greek people and authorities regarding riots in Greece.

Greeks! Don't be ochlarchs! Demonstrate with dignity - not ochlarchy!

Introduction 06.12.2008...
07.12.2008. The Greek system seen all in all is mainly populist.
The violent riots in Greece are done by leftwingers, i.e. marxists.
A Greek newspaper reports "Chaos in Athens as tensions peak"! Chaos and mob rule, ochlarchy, are the right words...
Anarchist criticism of prime minister Costas Karamanlis, updated 27.12.2008.
21.01.2009. The International Workers of the World's resolution in solidarity with Konstantina Kuneva .
Actions for Konstantina Kuneva.
03.02.2009. Leftwing extremist gunmen attacked a police station.
04.02.2009. Leftwing extremist ochlarchy and police ochlarchy ...,
compared to the Anarchies of Norway, Switzerland and Iceland, Greece is quite authoritarian, populist and ochlarchical.
05.02.2009. No demonstrations, but terrorist ochlarchy Thursday.
The anarchists take a clear stand against all forms of ochlarchy, also of course terrorist ochlarchy.
18.02.2009. New marxist leftwing extremist bomb attack.
12.03.2009. Revolutionary Struggle threatens to continue its bombing campaign. The anarchists condemn Revolutionary Struggle.
13.03.2009. The international anarchist movement condemns the ochlarchical riots and destruction.
19.03.2009. The international anarchist movement condemns the bomb attack.
23.03. The international anarchist movement condemns the arson attack and vandalism.
25.03. The international anarchist movement condemns the arson attacks.
28.03.2009. The anarchists condemn the vandalism.
30.03.2009. The anarchists condemn the rioters and the arson attacks.
31.03.2009. The anarchists condemn the rioters and bomb attacks.
01.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the vandalism, Voutsis-Vogiatzis and "Criminals of Thought and Action".
03.04.2009. The anarchists comdemn the shooting and bomb attacks.
07.04.2009.
The anarchists condemn the arson attack.
08.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the attack on the police and the theft, i.e. ochlarchy. The IAT hands out a Brown Card to Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.
09.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the bomb attacks.
10.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and shooting.
11.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the bomb attacks.
13.04.2009 The anarchists condemn the arson attacks.
14.04.2009.
The anarchists condemn the robbery and arson attack.
15.04.2009.The anarchists condemn the vandalism and arson attacks.
16.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and arson attacks.
21.04.2009.
The anarchists condemn the arson attack.
25.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the armed attack and firebomb attack.

27.04.2009. The anarchists condemn Greek newspapers for falsely calling ochlarchists "anarchists". They get a Brown Card from IAT-APT.
28.04.2009. The anarchists condemn the armed robbery and shooting.
29.02.2009.
The anarchists condemn the bomb attack.
01.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and ochlarchy in general.
04.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the shooting and the company raid.
05.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the bank raid.
07.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the arson attacks.
Also 08.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the armed robberies.

09.06.2009. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy, initiated by fascists.
10.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the robberies.
12.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the bomb and arson attacks.
14.05.2009. IAT-APT hands out a Brown Card to Epaminondas Korkoneas, the killer of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The policeman Korkonas excuses his killing of Alexandros with that he was facing a "dangerous anarchist group", see the Introduction at the bottom of this file. This is a lie - no anarchist group is dangerous in the meaning of ochlarchical, the only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. The group of Alexandros was however not anarchist, but it was by no means so dangerous and ochlarchical that it defends any shooting. The talk about "dangerous anarchist group" is Orwellian "1984" newspeak, and Korkonas gets a Brown Card from IAT-APT for breaking the Oslo-Convention, see
http://www.anarchy.no/iat.html and http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html
. The International Anarchist Tribunal also urges the Greek courts to judge Korkoneas as soon as possible. He probably deserves a life sentence in jail.
15.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the arson attacks.
16.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the rightwing extremist ochlarchy.
17.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the bomb attacks.
18.05.2009.
The anarchists condemn the arson attacks.
19.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the bomb attacks.
20.05.2009.
The rightwing extreme liberalist paper
Kathimerini gets a dark Brown Card.
21.05.2009.
The anarchists condemn the ochlarchists that threw rocks and and pieces of wood, and the vandals.
22.05.2009.
The anarchists condemn the rioters.

23.05.2009. The anarchists condemn the arson attack.
25.05.2009.
The anarchists condemn the campus attack
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26.05.2009.
The anarchists condemn the bomb attack and vandalism.
31.05.2009.
Vote for Drassi - the Action party, at the European Parliament election June 7.
01.06.2009.
The anarchists condemn the arson attacks.
02.06.2009. The anarchists condemn the nazi and hoodies attacks.
03.06.2009.
The anarchists condemn the arson attacks.
04.06.2009.
The anarchists condemn the Morning Sabotage Team, the attacks on banks and the hoodies attack.
05.06.2009. The anarchists declare: After 25 weeks of demonstrations, nothing is achieved, there is no change of the system in horizontal direction. Ochlarchy does not work! The Greek revolt is losing direction and is degenerated. From the start it was degenerated by marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists. We call for mass organizations and demonstrations, gathering farmers, workers and students, against statism and capitalism and for socialism and autonomy, for a movement of the system in horizontal direction! The import thing is not what you are against, but what you are for , i.e. socialism and autonomy and a movement of the system in horizontal direction! The ochlarchical leftwing extremists, a lot "against", and in reality for the authoritarian, are a major obstacle for mass organizations and their demonstrations and should quit the revolt. Their real aim is the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions. Look to Iceland and the victorious mainly non-ochlarchical demonstrations there.
05.06.2009. The rightwing extremist liberalist paper Kathimerini gets a new dark Brown Card.
The anarchists condemn the bomb attacks.
08.06.2009 and beyond. The anarchists condemn hoodies' attacks, vandalism, arson attacks and terrorism, i.e. ochlarchy, now and in the future.
12.06.2009. Korkoneas faces charges of murder.
23.06.2008. A new dark Brown Card to Kathimerini.
24.06.2009. Another new dark Brown Card to Kathimerini.
19.07.2009. A new dark Brown Card to Kathimerini. Marxist leftwing extremist group claims bombing. The anarchists condemn the bomb attack.
27.07.2009.
Brown Card to Greek police.
07.08.2009. Another new dark Brown Card to Kathimerini.
12.08.2009. A new dark Brown Card to Kathimerini.

27.08.2009. A new dark Brown Card to Kathimerini.

02.09.2009. Brown Cards to Greek Police, Euronews, Reuters, etc.
05.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini.
07.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini.
10.09.2009. Brown Cards to PM Karamanlis and Kathimerini.
17.09.2009. Brown Cards to Panagis Vourloumis and Kathimerini.
21.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini
23.09.2009. Brown Cards to Phantis and the Canadian Press.
24.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini.
25.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini.
26.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini
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29.09.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini.
30.09.2009. Brown Card to the lie-machine Kathimerini.
01.10.2009. The lie-machine Kathimerini continues and gets another Brown Card. Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire is a militant marxist group - not anarchist.
03.10.2009. Brown Cards to Alfredo Bonanno, Christos Stratigopoulos and Kathimerini.
04.10.2009. Brown Card to Chinaview. No anarchists have been involved in terrorism in Greece.
05.10.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini. Also, ochlarchists based in Exarchia, falsely posing as anarchists, get expulsing Brown Cards...
09.10.2009. Brown Cards to 20 hooded youths and Kathimerini.
12.10.2009. About arson attacks by marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs. Brown Card warning.
13.10.2009. More arson attacks by marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs.
14.10.2009. A "litmus test" of whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind vandalism, hooliganism and terrorism.
16.10.2009. Brown Cards to around 15 vandals and Kathimerini.
22.10.2009. Brown Cards to arsonists and the lie-machine Kathimerini.
23.10.2009. Brown Cards to vandals and the Orwellian Big Brother lie-machine Kathimerini.
24.10.2009. Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vassilis Saraliotis on trial on December 15 2009.
25.10.2009. Brown Cards to Phantis and Reuters.
26.10.2009. Brown Cards to the ochlarchists and the Orwellian Big Brother lie-machine Kathimerini
27.10.2009. Brown Cards to ochlarchists falsely called "self-styled anarchists", they are not self-styled, but styled by Orwellian Big Brother lie-machines, including Kathimerini.

28.10.2009. Brown Cards to Associated Press, Reuters, Phantis and more newsmedia, and ochlarchist gunmen/terrorists. The anarchists condemn the terrorism.
29.10.2009. The Exarchia district is an ochlarchist stronghold, not anarchist stronghold. Brown Card to Kathimerini.
31.10.2009. Anarchists are not nihilists. The anarchists condemn the 30.10. bomb attacks.
01.11.2009.
Brown Cards to the so called Organization for the Proletarian Popular Self-Defense, it is not a self-defense group but an aggressive terrorist ochlarchy group, and M&C/Deutsche Presse-Agentur and Phantis.
02.11.2009. Brown Cards to arsonists. The anarchists condemn the arson attack. Gov't probes terror links.
03.11.2009. Teachers' action against violence, with anarchist support.

04.11.2009. Brown Cards to robbers, rightwing extremists, arsonists, criminal occupants and Kathimerini.
05.11.2009. Brown Card warning to Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, and Brown Cards to Cell of Rebels and student ochlarchists.
06.11.2009. Brown Cards to arsonists and armed fugitives, suspected rightwing extremists.
07.11.2009. Brown Cards to arsonists, suspected leftwing extremists, i.e. marxists.
08.11.2009. Brown Cards to the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire and ERT - The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, falsely mixing up anarchists with ochlarchists in Greek prisons.
09.11.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini, Greece in December 2008 was not on "the brink of anarchy".
10.11.2009. The killing police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas' and Vassilis Saraliotis' place of trial shifted again. The anarchists call on demonstrations without ochlarchy.
11.11.2009. Vandals get Brown Cards. Suspected leftwing extremist marxists, hooded youths smash bank, stockbrokerage and cafe. The anarchists condemn the vandals.
12.11.1009. Police officers' trial up in the air. The anarchists advocate trial on December 15 in Athens.
13.11.2009. Brown Card to Kathimerini, so called "anarchists" on the anti-terrorist squad's list of suspects are ochlarchists, not anarchists. Police officers in court. Mother of killed teen asks for change of venue to Athens.

14.11.2009. Bomb attack yesterday, probably done by the leftwing extremist marxist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. Call for massdemonstration on November 17, without ochlarchy.
15.11.2009. Brown Cards to Phantis, and Foxnews that claims to be "fair and balanced", but is an Orwellian "1984" Big Brother newspeak liemachine "news"-agency. So called "anarchist militants" are in reality ochlarchists and leftwing extremist marxists, not anarchists.
16.11.2009. Police detain suspect allegedly linked to terror cell. The "self-styled", "anti-state" activists in Exarchia" are leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists, and not anarchists.
17.11.2009. Brown Card to Athens News Agency. Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire is ochlarchist and leftwing extremist marxist, not anarchist. Ochlarchist and anarchist are opposites.
18.11.2009. Brown Cards to Phantis & Taiwan News, and Kathimerini. Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire is leftwing extremist marxist similar to RAF (ml) and BR (ml), and not anarchist. Exarchia is not an "anarchist stronghold", but an ochlarchist stronghold.
19.11.2009. The Greek system, populism with a rivaling leftwing extremist marxist state within the state. The anarchists call for winding up of this marxist ochlarchy.
20.11.2009. Marxist-Exarchia attack. Missiles thrown at police unit. The anarchists condemn the attack.
21.11.2009. Bomb attack in Nea Ionia by suspected marxist leftwing extremists. The anarchists condemn the attack.
23.11.2009. Firebomb attack in Thessaloniki by suspected marxist leftwing extremists. The anarchists condemn the attack.
24.11.2009. Brown Cards to Greek police, Phantis, Taiwan News, marxist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists" and suspected rightwing extremists. The anarchists condemn the bomb attack and arson attacks.
25.11.2009. Religious icons may have to go. The anarchists support the removal of religious icons. Brown Card to Kathimerini: Marxist ochlarchists - not anarchists attacked.
26.11.2009. Greek government in chaos. The anarchists call for optimal order. Strike by municipal street cleaners and landfill workers. The anarchists support the strike.
27.11.2009. Bomb attack by suspected marxist leftwing extremists. The anarchists condemn the attack. The strike action continues. Farmers' direct action.
28.11.2009. Expulsing Brown Card to the so called "Revolutionary Anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist oclarchists, and not  anarchists, and to Kathimerini.
30.11.2009. Doctors strike. Farmers' protests continue. Brown Cards to so called "self-styled anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and Golden Dawn -  rightwing extremist ochlarchists - and Phantis & Kathimerini.
01.12.20009. Bomb attacks by suspected marxists. Brown Cards to the attackers, Greek police, Phantis and IOL. Municipal strike Thursday.
02.12.2009. Acid, police and university ochlarchy condemned by the anarchists. For anarchy - not chaos, at the universities. Anarchy is optimal order!
03.12.2009. Continued strike. Brown Cards to so called "self-styled anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
04.12.2009.
Alexis demo Dec 6 without ochlarchy! More Brown Cards to so called "self-styled anarchists", i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
05.12.2009. The anarchists will as always demonstrate with dignity, not ochlarchy, at the anniversary of the killing of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos 06.12.2009.
06.12.2009 Early morning. Brown Cards to more than hundred marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, some falsely called "anarchists", Greek police and Ananova, etc.
06.12.2009. Afternoon. Brown Cards to thousands of marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, some falsely called "anarchists", Mail Online UK and some other newsmedia.
06.12.2009. Evening. No new Brown Cards. Reports from Euronews and BBC.
07.12.2009. Athens police clash with youths. Brown Cards to marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, falsely posing as "anarchists" and misusing the black & red anarchist flag.
08.12.2009. The anarchists declare there is NO "vendetta against anarchists" in Greece. Brown Card to SYRIZA.
09.12.2009. The marxist leftwing extremist para-state showed an ugly ultra-authoritarian face 05-08.12.2009, but a Kristallnacht was avoided.
10.12.2009. Brown Cards to so called "self-styled anarchists" in "anarchists' hangout" , i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
12.12.2009. No anarchists abuse the asylum law. Brown Cards to so called "self-styled anarchists" i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
14.12.2009. Brown Cards to the so called "Anarchist Action" i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists" - and not anarchists, and Kathimerini & Phantis.
15.12.2009. Chaos prevailes in Cabinet. Greece PM seeks support for cuts. Left-wing unions protest. Farmers protest. Media blackout. Anarchist comments.
16.12.2009. Leaders united on graft. Strike Thursday. Citizens push for cleanup. Anarchist comments.
17.12.2009. Greek unions protest against cuts. Greek markets hammered as strikers march. Landfill strike. Racist attack. The anarchists comdemn the attack.

18.12.2009. Attacks on Greek ruling party offices ahead of debt talks. Communists suspected. The anarchists condemn the attacks.
19.12.2009. Academics want safer campus. The anarchists agree. PASOK urges scandal probes.
20.12.2009. Fresh Brown Cards to Revolutionary Struggle and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Matthew Campbell  and Times Online/The Sunday Times & Phantis.
21.12.2009. Pre-dawn blasts. Budget row in full flow. Greece and the Global Sixties.
22.12.2009. Police updated for crime-fighting. Anarchist comment. Immigrant rights on agenda. Piraeus garbage men end strike.
23.12.2009. Greek civil servants to strike on pensions, wages. Anarchist comment. University break-in. Cars smashed. Immigrants to get citizenship.
24.12.2009. Arsonists target bank in Galatsi, minor damage. The anarchists condemn the attack. Officer is suspended after brawl in shop. 2010 budget adopted - PM says 'things must change'. 
27.12.2009. Bomb attack by suspected marxist leftwing extremists. The anarchists condemn the attack.
28.12.2009. Brown Cards to marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists and to Phantis and George Georgiopoulos/Reuters US.
29.12.2009. Blast 27.12. claimed by the Terrorist Guerrilla Group, a.k.a. Renegade Terrorists' Group, and Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, i.e. marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists.
30.12.2009. There are no anarchists in "Greek and foreign prisons". Brown Cards to the Terrorist Guerrilla Group and Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, a.k.a. Fire Conspiracy Cell and ERT.
04.01.2020. Five officers accused of torture. Faith in state bodies waning.
07.01.2010. Terrorist suspect to appear in court.
08.01.2010. Police abuse. Officers accused of beating Chilean face magistrate. Terror suspect claims an alibi.
09.01.2010. Bomb attack. Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists", i.e. terrorists, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Athens New Agency, ANA-MPA.
10.01.2010.
More on the bomb attack. New Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists", i.e. terrorists, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and not anarchists, and Athens New Agency, ANA-MPA.
12-13.01.2010. Message to the Greek people about the marxist terrorist group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from IAT-APT.
14.01.2010. Two aides injured in attack on deputy justice minister's office.
15.01.2010. More about the attack on deputy minister's office. Brown Cards to hooded attackers, and Kathimerini.
16.01.2010.
Bomb at Press Secretariat. The anarchists condemn the attack. Brown Card to Chinaview and Phantis.
18.01.2010. Conceptual chaos at ERT? More about the bomb at the Press Secretariat. Athens cyclists take protests to a new level. Farmers set to block borders.
19.01.2010. Farmers are out in force. Some of the demonstrating farmers use the anarchist black flag on their tractors. Bomb hoax. Synagogue attack condemned.
20.01.2010. Farmers' mobilizations continue. The farmers' direct actions have continued anarchist support. The government takes a soft approach in dispute with farmer. ND supports farmers' demands. Rash populism. Greek court postpones trial on teen killing.
21.01.2010. More on the delay in teen death trial. Ochlarchists falsely posing as anarchists scuffled with the police. The ochlarchists get expulsing Brown Cards. Farmers' actions continue.
22.01.2010. Malcolm Brabant BBC News, Athens, is a liar and gets a Brown Card. The farmers' actions continue... Marxist group assumes responsibility for bomb attack 15.01.2010. The anarchists condemn the terrorist group.
23.01.2010. Grigoropoulos trial under way. Brown Cards and condemnations. Bulgarian PM meets with protesting Greek farmers. Arrests in synagogue arson. Bomb scare.
24.01.2010. Farmers stand fast. Teachers demonstrate. The anarchists support the direct actions.
25.01.2010.
Greek farmers march in Athens holding anarchist black flags. Attack on anti-racism protest. PASOK targeted with petrol bombs. The anarchists condemn the attacks.
26.01.2010.
Farmers refuse to engage with PASOK. Bomb attack. Sudden boom in bomb hoaxes. The anarchists condemn the bomb attack and the bomb hoaxes.
27.01.2010. The farmers' anarchist actions continue. Rallying for citizenship. Call for action in historic center. Synagogue fire. Train vandals. Minor trouble.
28.01.2010. The farmers' anarchist actions continue, but roadblocks abandoned. Arson attacks. Violent robbery.
29.01.2010. Minister seeks farmers deal. Bomb attack by the so called Revolutionary Liberation Action. The anarchists condemn RLA. Grigoropoulos trial delayed.
29.01.2010. Later... Brown Cards to ANA-MPA, Taiwan news and Phantis, that falsely report about "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists.
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0.01.2010.
Blast, arson by suspected marxist leftwing terrorist ochlarchists, not anarchists as Kathimerini, getting a Brown Card, suggests. The farmers' anarchist actions continue.
31.01.2010. The farmers' anarchist actions continue.
01.02.2010. Farmers produce list of 9 demands. Firebomb attack. The anarchists condemn the attack.
02.02.2010. Situation unchanged at roadblocks. 'Cells' arrest. Teachers strike. The anarchist support the strike.
03.02.2010. Farmers stand firm as talks fail. Psych probe. Bomb hoax. The anarchists condemn the terrorist hoax. Links to anarchist comments outdated at ERT.
04.02.2010. The farmers' anarchist actions continue. Farmers to retire from Strymonikos roadblock on Friday. Policemen's court case delayed after prosecutor withdraws.
05.02.2010. Farmers abandon roadblocks. Leaving the roadblocks does not equal to abandoning the demonstrations. The 10 February industrial actions.

06.02.2010. University unrest. Bomb hoax. The anarchists condemn the terrorist hoax. Farmers remove some blocks, raise others. Demonstrations by leftwing and rightwing extremists.
07.02.2010. The farmers' anarchist actions continues. Promachonas closed again.
08.02.2010. Farmers keep Promachonas closed. More strikes. The anarchists support these libertarian actions. Polls show Greeks back austerity measures.
09.02.2010. Farmers' actions. Grigoropoulos killing. Trial to restart on February 17.
10.02.2010. Greeks strike over austerity plan. The anarchists in general support the strike, but condemn the small tendencies of ochlarchy. Farmers' meeting with Agriculture minister unfruitful.
11.02.2010. Brown Cards to so called selfstyled "anarchists", Vangelis Chrysochoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and to Kathimerini.
11.02.2010 later... EU deal 'agreed' on Greece debts. Taxi strike. No cabs today as drivers stage protest at tax reforms. The anarchists support the strike. How to reduce Greece's unemployment to about 3.3%.
12.02.2010. Promachonas open for all vehicles. Mylonas abduction. Police attacked. EU offers help but no specific money pledge.
13.02.2010.
Farmers again block Promachonas border post. The anarchists in general support the farmers' action.
15.02.2010. The Promachonas crossing in the border with Bulgaria is opened Monday.
16.02.2010. Workers in new round of strikes. The anarchists support the strikes, except the "tax evasion strike".
Blast at JP Morgan offices in Athens. The anarchists condemn the bomb attack and suspect marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists.
17.02.2010. Strikes!
18.02.2010. Vangelis Chrysochoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis are not anarchists. Brown Card to Kathimerini for falsely postulating they are.
19.02.2010. Fuel shortage hits Greece as strikes grow.
20.02.2010. Lawyer debates path of bullet. Strike by customs officials continues. Anti-racism rally held in Athens. Up to 25 bln euros in aid mulled for Greece?
22.02.2010. GSEE-ADEDY general strike on Wednesday. The anarchists call on the people in general, as opposed to the superiors in rank and /or income, to participate in the demonstrations, and protest with dignity - not ochlarchy.
23.02.2010. Union blockades Athens exchange. The International Workers of the World backs the general strike tomorrow. Stricter rules to halt graft. Rector, protesters clash over university asylum.
24.02.2010. General strike backed by IWW. Also media workers strike. About two millions participated in the strike. Brown Cards to BBC and its ultra-authoritarian marxist reporter Malcolm Brabant.
25.02.2010. Brown Card to ERT - About 300 marxist ochlarchists caused damage and clashed with the police, not anarchists, as ERT falsely reports. Anarchist comment on ERT. Wednesday's nationwide strike. News from the Grigoropoulos trial.
26.02.2010. Blast claimed by suspected marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchy group "Popular will". The anarchists condemn the terrorist group. Link to anarchist comments 25.02.2010 outdated at ERT.
27.02.2010. Youths mark Cretan teacher with swastikas. The anarchists condemn the racist attack. Cabbies appear set for a 48-hour stoppage next week. The anarchists don't support this strike.
01.03.2010. Firebomb attacks by suspected marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, falsely called "suspected anarchists" by Kathimerini. Brown Cards to the ochlarchists and Kathimerini.
02.03.2010. Taxi owners strike on Tuesday, Wednesday. The anarchists don't support the strike. Civil servants union strike for March 16. PM seeks backing for more cuts.
03.03.2010. Survey finds graft is thriving. The anarchists condemn the corruption, a form of ochlarchy. Damage and theft at university sit-in. The anarchists comdemn the theft and the damage, i.e. other forms of ochlarchy.
04.03.2010. Labor unions have announced protests for Friday. The International Workers of the World and the anarchists in general support the protests.
05.03.2010. Strike! And Greek unions announce a new general strike on 11 March. The International Workers of the World and the anarchists in general support the strikes.
06.03.2010. More about the attacks on Glezos and the GSSE leader.
Greeks divided over cuts, Sarkozy vows support. Police officers face sacking for planting firebomb.
07.03.2010. Sarkozy pledges to stand by Greece.
08.03.2010. Police question 45 people after four vehicles are torched. Tax strike - officials off the job for two days. Officer assault. Unionist attack investigated. Loverdos: "Bonuses won't be cut in private sector".
09.03.2010. Annual NSS study on poverty released. New strikes and demonstrations, backed by the International Workers of the World. Anti-racism rally.
10.03.2010. Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists" doing theft , in reality ochlarchists - the opposite of anarchists, and Kathimerini. Industrial mobilizations, backed by IWW, continue.
11.03.2010. Brown Cards to marxist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists", and the Orwellian "1984" Big Brother liemachines Kathimerini and BBC - especially BBC's Malcolm Brabant. General strike backed by IWW.
12.03.2010. Unemployment at 10.2%. IWW resolution. Greece debt: EU agrees bailout deal. Anti-terrorism squad probes fatal shoot-out. Manhunt to track down second suspect continues. Greece recovers from austerity protests.
13.03.2010. G. Papandreou: "People's sacrifices will bear fruit". EU 'nearing' Greece bail-out deal. Strike action. Eleven ochlarchists charged with violence, ADEDY calls
rally for Tuesday 16.03.2010. The IWW backs the rally. And more.
15.03.2010. DNA results of blood from Dafni shoutout released. Map of cameras fuels terror fears. Power cuts?
16.03.2010. Protests and strike, backed by IWW.
17.03.2010. Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and Kathimerini. Strike wave grips Greece.
18.03.2010. Brown Cards to so called "anarchists"charged for brutal attacks on Yiannis Panagopoulos, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs, and not anarchists, and to Greek police and Kathimerini.
19.03.2010. Two bomb blasts by suspected marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists. Brown Card to BBC, etc. Ad doctors and nurses' strike. Health concessions.
20.03.2010. A new Brown Card to BBC. Bomb blasts by suspected rightwing and leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchs resepectively, plus arson attacks by the marxist group Revolutionary Memory Patrols.
21.03.2010. Brown Cards to a so called "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists, and to Nicole Itano and Global Post.
22.03.2010. With unenlightened plutarchy: Greek economy 'to worsen' in 2010. Rally tomorrow. The protest is backed by IWW and anarchists in general.
23.03.2010. Bombs claimed. The marxist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire behind three weekend attacks. Taiwan News falsely calls it "anarchist" and gets the Brown Card.
24.03.2010. Another day, another angry demonstration. Students' parade and teachers' demonstration.
25.03.2010. Deal reached over Greece's debts.
26.03.2010. Brown Cards to firebomb throwing hooded youths, falsely called "suspected anarchists" by Kathimerini, but in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
27.03.2010. Racist marchers. Coast guard suspends head of special forces over chants. Power strike. Ochlarchist youths vandalize offices.
29.03.2010. BBC reports: Bomb kills boy in Greek capital, and falsely links to so called "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and BBC gets a Brown Card.
30.03.2010. More about Sunday's bomb blast. Anarchist comment. Bombs neutralized. Grigoropoulos trial. Greek apology for racist chants.
31.03.2010. Brown Cards to Zhang Pengfei and CCTV - China, that falsely links Greek terrorism to so called "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists.
08.04.2010. Brown Cards to Korkoneas's lawyer, Alexis Kougias, people behind the letter falsely claiming that Grigoropoulos and friends were members of "an extremist anarchist organization,"and Kathimerini.
09.04.2010. Grigoropoulos friend, falsely called anarchist, disappears. Hoaxer stopped. Workers' walkout.
10.04.2010. Officer lied to Grigoropoulos court. Brothers in arms held for arson attack. The anarchists condemn the arsonists.
11.04.2010. 6 arrests in terrorism sweep. The anarchists welcome the arrests.
12.04.2010. More about six suspected terrorists caught. Revolutionary Struggle is a typical example of a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist group.
13.04.2010. Police seek terrorists' arms cache. Protestors of terrorism arrests stage takeover of Athens Journalists' Union building. The protesters were practically certain marxist leftwing extremists.
The anarchists condemn the protest.
14.04.2010. Three terror suspects detained. More terror arrests due. Strikes.
15.04.2010. Brown Cards to Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, etc., for falsely calling the terrorist Lambros Fountas and terrorists in general, "anarchists".
16.04.2010. Discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. Terrorists' data found, etc.
17.04.2010. Continued discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. Police find terror group's safehouse. Strikes.
18.04.2010. Even more discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. Police update on terror safehouse finds.
19.04.2010. Still discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. New terror finds examined. Hidden explosives discovered.
20.04.2010. Brown Card to Associated Press. The discussion about anarchists vs ochlarchists including terrorists at Phantis continues, a person calling himself "George Orwell" hits on a rightwing extremist.
21.04.2010. More about marxist terrorist group's weapons cache. Ballistics report on safehouse arms. Strikes and demonstrations. Unemployment at 11.3%.
22.04.2010. Brown Cards to the Greek Police, suspected so called "anarchists" stealing gun if this hypothesis is confirmed, if so, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists and not anarchists, and Kathimerini. Strikes. Debt.
23.04.2010. New anarchist comment at the debate at Phantis. Terrorist cache may yield even more clues. More unenlightened plutarchy? ADEDY-PAME demonstrations. Greece asks activation of EU support mechanism.
24.04.2010. Marxist terror suspect. More strikes. EU-IMF ready to act. Crisis. Fears in Greece that EU-IMF aid means more cuts.
25.04.2010. New austerity a precondition for Greek aid: Germany. Comment from the World Economic Council. Germany, France signal hard line with Greece. Kathimerini: Greece soon a 'failed state'? Anarchist comment.
26.04.2010. More strikes and protests, backed by IWW. Investors still nervous on Greece.
27.04.2010. Anger to Greek austerity grows. Strikes and protests. The IWW backs the strikes and protests. Car is link to terror suspect. Grigoropoulos trial. PM: Rebirth of Greece, now or never.
28.04.2010. New Brown Cards to the lawyer defending Epaminondas Korkoneas, Alexis Kougias, and Kathimerini. A. Grigoropoulos and N.R. were/are not anarchists, and they were not so dangerous that it legitimates pulling the gun.
29.04.2010. Three 'Revolutionary Struggle' marxist terrorist group suspects admit involvement in letter to newspaper. DNA matches found in terror probe. New measures suggested for EU-IMF loans. Radio silence.
30.04.2010. Brown Card to Nikos Maziotis, that falsely claims to be an anarchist, but is a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist, similar to RAF/Baader-Meinhof. Maziotis was expulsed from the anarchist movement 20.12.2009.
01.05.2010. The liers BBC and Malcolm Brabant etc. get Brown Cards. Strikes and demonstrations on May Day. IWW backs the strikes and demonstrations, as long as they are non-ochlarchical.
02.05.2010. Brown Cards to the lier Euronews and so called "anarchists" that "threw rocks and fired fireworks", in reality marxist leftwing extremist vandals, hooligans and terrorists, i.e. ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists.
03.05.2010. Brown Card to the lier Reuters. Banks torched by marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attacks. AP: Greeks and the state: an uncomfortable couple.
04.05.2010. Member of left fascist extremist ochlarchy gang 'Robbers in Black' arrested. Brown Cards in this connection. Strikes, backed by IWW.
05.05.2010. IWW: Implement the WEC's international libertarian economic plan to stop the unenlightened plutarchy with about 10% unemployment and increasing in Greece, the Euro-zone and USA!
05.05.2010. Later... Condolences. Three dead in Athens fire during protests. Marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists are suspected.
Brown Card to CNN. The anarchists condemn the violent ochlarchy and deadly terrorist attack.
06.05.2010. Fresh Brown Cards to the left fascists "Robbers in black", their supporters, Greek Police and Kathimerini.
06.05.2010. Later... Fresh Brown Cards to the liers CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank: Banks torched etc. by marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and terrorist attacks.
06.05.2010. Evening... Austerity measures decided by the Greek parliament amid major demonstrations, also with some ochlarchy. In the implementation: Let the rich, the economical plutarchists, pay - not the people! The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy.
07.05.2010. Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists" doing criminal occupation of a building, thus in reality ochlarchists - not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
07.05.2010. Evening... Fresh Brown Card to the lier CNN, especially directed to Diana Magnay, falsely reporting: "... anarchists out to pick a fight" with pictures indicating vandals and terrorists, i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and terrorist attacks.
08.05.2010. Call for anarchist economics! EU rescue fund. Euro-zone agrees on support mechanism for Greece. PASOK and ND pick up the pieces. Internal fallout from austerity vote. Strike on Monday and Tuesday.
10.05.2010. Peaceful sit-in protest outside Parliament etc. yesterday. The peaceful demonstrations were backed by the IWW and anarchists in general.
11.05.2010. The anarchists condemn the marxist vanguardism: "Parliament, you will burn" and "The hangman is waiting" i.e. even more ochlarchy and attacks on symbols of state and capitalism, futile and the opposite of anarchism.
11.05.2010.
Later... Brown Cards to so called "Belgian anarchists", vandals, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and Kathimerini.
13.05.2010. Populism in Greece! No change of the Greek populist system in libertarian direction so far... Drassi against communists. Unemployment increasing. Protests and general strike. Bomb attack by suspected marxists.
14.05.2010. New bomb attack by suspected marxists. Brown Card to BBC. No anarchist terrorist group in Greece. 3 arrests in desecration of Jewish cemetery in Thessaloniki. Rally in Buenos Aires backs Greek workers' strikes.
15.05.2010.The marxist terrorist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire prime suspect of recent bomb attacks in Greece. Gov't condemnation of Jewish cemetery vandalism. The anarchists also condemn the vandalism.
17.05.2010. Strikes, backed by IWW. Greek fiscal plan needs stimulus back-up. PM hints at action against US banks. Extreme unenlightened plutarchy. The best alternative, real democracy and horizontal organization.
18.05.2010. Anarchists against the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative - cut bureaucracy costs - increase the demand of the people - for full employment - against the unenlightend plutarchy of IMF, WB, euro and EU.
19.05.2010. Greek PM: 'New development models are required'. It's time for anarchist economics! General strike and new wave of strike action on the way. IWW backs the strikes.
20.05.2010. General strike - Anarchists: No to IMF and euro etc. policy = high profit = high bureaucracy costs in private and public sector, and poor people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income...
21.05.2010. More about yesterday's non-ochlarchical general strike and demonstrations. Lots of black, and black and red, anarchist flags were used at the demonstrations. Marxist terrorgroup responsible for bomb blasts.
22.05.2010. Brown Cards to 'koukouloforoi', 'hooded ones', Panagiotis, Kostas, etc., falsely posing as "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and New York Times/International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis.
24.05.2010. Brown Cards to the Greek fascist rightwing extremist lier Nikos Hidiroglou and the nazi-papers Hellenic Lines (Greek) and Chronicle (American). Populism, with chaos/ochlarchy, not anarchy in Greece!
28.05.2010. More populism: Kallikratis approved. Anarchist comment. Unions persist. GSEE rejects appeal for talks. Crisis. Parthenon protest at scaffolding removal.
31.05.2010. Peace march in memory of Lambrakis, assassinated by a rightwing-extremist. Handball victim of hooligans. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy. Suspects in Grigoropoulos case to be bailed on Sunday. Protest broken up outside Israeli embassy. The anarchists condemn the marxist ochlarchy, but have also criticized Israel.
02.06.2010. Strikes Thursday and Friday, backed by IWW. Street protest in Athens Thursday by marxist and pro-Hamas groups.
05.06.2010. Thousands rally against pension reform in Athens, backed by IWW.
07.06.2010. Teen killing. Two policemen freed on bail.
08.06.2010. Security boosted at police officers' trial. Coroner dismissed Korkoneas's claim that he had shot into the air.
16.06.2010. Irishtimes.com and Richard Pine plus Phantis get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention. 
22.06.2010. Bomb hoax. Call closes Corinth court. The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax. General strike June 29, supported by IWW. Farmers protest.
24.06.2010. Brown Cards to Associated Press and Nicholas Paphitis etc. for falsely postulating 'radical anarchist groups' are behind terrorist attacks in Greece. The anarchists condemn today's bomb attack.
25.06.2010. More about yesterday's terrorist attack. The anarchists declare: Arrest the criminal terrorist ochlarchists.
26.06.2010. Even more about the letter bomb blast 24.06.2010, from 'Christos Karavelas, Ekali'. The anarchists as mentioned condemn the terrorist attack and declare: Arrest the criminal terrorist ochlarchists.
29.06.2010. General strike in Greece, backed by IWW. Neonazi and marxist extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists clashed with police. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchists/ochlarchs. Firebombs target unionists.
01.07.2010. Attack on mosque by suspected nazi-group Golden Dawn. The anarchist condemn the attack.
08.07.2010. General strike in Greece, backed by IWW.
12.07.2010. Unknown group, probably marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, claims deadly hit. The anarchists condemn the group, see report of 22.05.2010 for more information why. Poll highlights public discontent.
13.07.2010. Teen killer. Police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas changes testimony. Strike tomorrow, supported by IWW.
19.07.2010. Brown Cards to BBC and Reporters Without Borders. Greek journalist shot dead in Athens. The anarchists condemn the murder.
20.07.2010. More about the murder of journalist Sokratis Giolias. Hit linked to terrorist group. Clues point to the marxist extremist group Sect of Revolutionaries.
21.07.2010. Police hit wall in terror probe regarding marxist extremist group Sect of Revolutionaries.
22.07.2010. Man shot dead in the ochlarchy para-state of Exarchia.
24.07.2010. Social justice challenge to austerity measures.
26.07.2010. Police profile 'Sect of Revolutionaries' as nihilists. Molotov assault by ochlarchist youths. The anarchists condemn the attack.
Flight disruptions.
Workers' action causes delays, some cancellations. The IWW supports the action.
27.07.2010. Gas running out as truckers go on strike, supported by IWW. Air-traffic controllers delay flights. Armed raid by suspected rightwing extremists.
28.07.2010. Murder of journalist by claimed by Sect of Revolutionaries in statement. The anarchists repeat the condemnation of Sect of Revolutionaries, and once more call for respect for the freedom of speech. Anarchists and Amnesty International slams treatment of migrants and asylum seekers. Social justice challenge. The truck strike. Greek government has ordered striking truck drivers to go back to work.
29.07.2010. Government orders civil mobilisation to end truckers strike. The striking truck owners rejected the government's proposal to end their strike.
Greek truck drivers clash with riot police in Athens. The marxist terrorist group Sect of Revolutionaries examined.
30.07.2010. Striking truckers continue their protest in defiance on an emergency order to return to work. Greece turns to military to restore fuel supplies. Unemployment spike to around 12 percent.
31.07.2010. Truck drivers still defy order to end their strike, and will continue the strike in a dynamic way. The armed forces, with their own means, are already guaranteeing the supply of critical sectors.
Greek truck drivers clash with police as tensions rise over strikes.
01.08.2010. Suspension of truck drivers' strike. Greek truck drivers voted to return to work. Government pledging discussions on a law to open up their profession.
The IWW and anarchists in general supported the strike, but condemn the small tendencies of ochlarchy, also police ochlarchy, and call for continued direct actions for a solution based on efficiency and fairness.
02.08.2010.Gov't statement on truck owners' decision to end mobilisations. Gov't will talk...
03.08.2010. PPC workers threaten action. After strike: Truckers are hoping for more than just pension or tax concessions.
08.08.2010. Brown Cards to the liers Time/CNN, Joanna Kakissis, Mary Bossis, Thanassis Kokkalakis and the Greek police: Sect of Revolutionaries are marxist nihilists and has no connection to the anarchist movement.
09.08.2010. Brown Cards to Phantis and once more to Time/CNN and Joanna Kakissis, i.e. Orwellian "1984" Big Brother authoritarian liers.
13.08.2010. Firebomb attack at Turkish Consulate. The anarchists condemn the attack. Youth unemployment rate at 32.5 percent.
16.08.2010. Marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, not "anarchists ... take over parts of Athens and Thessaloniki".
20.08.2010. Los Angeles Times, USA, reports: As austerity bites, more Greeks feel the pain; more and more shops close in central Athens. Anarchist comment.
03.09.2010. Grigoropoulos trial nears end. Anarchist comment.
11.09.2010. Greek protesters confront government on economy. IWW backs the demonstrations. Anarchist comment.
12.09.2010. Brown Card to Kathimerini for publishing the lies of Europol about so called 'anarchist', in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchist, terrorism, and not anarchist.
13.09.2010. Greek truck drivers started a new wave of protests Monday...
29.09.2010. Protests in Greece and world wide. Direct action by IWW.
11.10.2010. Epaminondas Korkoneas has been sentenced to life in prison.
01.11.2010. The marxist far left group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire behind new terrorist attack. The anarchists condemn the atttack. Brown Cards to Greek police and France24.
02.11.2010. Brown Cards to David Lea and Reuters, France24 and AFP, Associated Press, CBC and many more.
We are living in the middle of a mainly Big Brother "1984" world. When will these and similar horrible lies stop?
More about yesterdays terrorist attack
. New terrorist attack, against the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland etc.
03.11.2010. Proof that marxists, not anarchists, are behind the terrorism. The truth about the terrorism in Greece:
The anarchists once more condemn these terrorist attacks.
They are practically certain done by marxist extremists, not anarchists.
Greece halts mail, hunts for bombing suspects.
Brown Cards to the lier police-spokesman Maj. Thanassis Kokkalakis, CNN
, and the marxist leftwing extremists Panagiotis Argyrou and Gerasimos Tsakalos.
04.11.2010. Newsmedia! Stop uncritical publishing of the lies of the Greek police!
05.11.2010. CNN reports: Greece resumes air shipments after bombings. Anarchists not blamed.
06.11.2010. Ad local election tomorrow: Boycott the most authoritarian parties, including Papandreo's PASOK. Vote for the most libertarian parties, the center. For a movement in libertarian direction...
07.11.2010. Local elections - anarchist point of view. Athens newspaper headlines. PM: Result of Sunday polls crucial. The first round of local government elections.
08.11.2010. Results - first round of local elections. Anarchist comment: Status quo. The system will probably continue to be semi-democratic populist, in the coming years.
15.11.2010. Final tally of local gov't elections. The unenlightened plutarchy and populist system continue...
17.11.2010. Demonstrate with dignity - not ochlarchy - at the annual protest march commemorating the bloody student uprising against the ultra-fascist junta on November 17, 1973. Brown Card to Sympatico.ca
19.11.2010. Unions plan walkout for Nov 25, general strike for Dec 15. The anarchosyndicalist labor confederation International Workers of the World backs the strikes.
23.11.2010. Brown Cards to the Greek police, AFP, France24 and more, for the lies that the marxist extremist group Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is anarchist, according to the Oslo Convention. Stop these lies!!!
06.12.2010. Six marxist terror suspects arrested. Police seize arms in Athens, other cities; say an attack was being planned.
07.12.2010. Minor clashes mar protest rally - Marxists clashed with police.
15.12.2010. General strike and marxist ochlarchy and ochlarchists in Greece - Brown Cards to John Psaropoulos and CNN-TV for falsely calling the marxist mob, i.e. ochlarchists, 'anarchists'.
30.12.2010. Bomb explodes near Athens courthouse. Marxist leftwing extremists are probably behind the attack.
31.12.2010. Bomb explodes outside closed night club in Athens. Rightwing extremist are probably behind the attack.
17.01.2011. Greek marxist terrorists, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, go on trial. Brown Cards to Associated Press, BBC and more.
23.02.2011. Greece general strike: Clashes erupt.
01.05.2011. May Day anti-government demonstration and strike. Populism with unenlightened plutarchy is ruling Greece!
11.05.2011. Violence has erupted in Athens during a protest at government austerity measures.
15.06.2011. General strike and running battles between riot police and marxist ochlarchist protesters.
18.06.2011. Anti-government and anti-austerity protests continue.
23.06.2011. Anti-government and anti-austerity protests continue.
24.06.2011. Anarchist comment to 1. new austerity measures in Greece, a.k.a. plan A, and 2. economic troubles in general, i.e. 3. plan B.
26.06.2011. The anarchists, Greek and and international, strongly recommend that Greece soon should take an 'Argentinian', i.e. plan B. This means a.o.t. leaving the euro. 
28.06.2011. 48-hour general strike, supported by IWW. Marxist ochlarchists clash with riot police. Greek populist, moderate fascist, PM plays the nationalist card, says backing austerity plan is 'patriotic duty'.
29.06.2011. Second day of general strike and protests against austerity measures.
30.06.2011. Ad recent riots. Brown Card to the Greek police for falsely putting the blame of the riots done by marxist ochlarchist youths, i.e. provocateurs, on 'anarchists'.
02.07.2011. Greece crisis: eurozone backs 12bn euros in aid.
19.07.2011. Greek marxist terrorists, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire: 6 jailed over militant marxist bombings. Brown Cards to Associated Press and 'Actforfreedomnow/boubouras'.
01.11.2011. Greek referendum planned for January 2012. The anarchists recommend 'an Argentinian'.
03.11.2011. Referendum already 04.12.2011? Later Papandreou says Greece may drop the referendum.
05.11. 20111. Papandreou backed off the referendum plan.
06.11.2011. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will resign.
10.11.2011. Lucas Papademos new PM.
16.11.20111. Anarchist reflections on the Papademos government. Technocratic populism.
17.11.2011. Protests in Greece. Marxist ochlarchists and provocateurs falsely posing as 'anarchists'.
01.12.2011. Big shift for Greece: Peaceful austerity protests.
06.12.2011. Greek students in clashes on shooting anniversary.
07.12.2011. More austerity measures and ochlarchical protests in Greece.
07.02.2012. General strike in Greece.
10.02.2012. Greece on strike as bailout deal in limbo.
12.02.2012. Clashes as Greek Parliament debates bailout law.
19.02.2012. 'Angry bikers' protest.
21.02.2012. Second bailout.
05.04.2012. Greek suicide - a potent symbol.
06-08.05.2012. Parliament election. Left gets a small chance to pull Greece out of limbo.
09.05.2012. Greece's Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras ends coalition bid.
12.05.2012. PASOK fails to form government.
16.05.2012. Judge to lead Greece to fateful June 17 vote.
16.06.2012. Greek citizens return to the polls Sunday, June 17.
20.06.2012. After the election. Problems loom as Greece parties seal coalition.
13.09.2012. Greece hit by new anti-austerity protests.
26.09.2012. General strike in Greece.
09.10.2012. Marxist ochlarchists protest against Angela Merkel.
18.10.2012. Austerity-weary Greeks stage new general strike.

06.11.2012. Greek labor unions hold 48-hour general strike.
14.11.1012. European day of action.
06.12.2012. Marxist ochlarchy.
10.01.1013. Marxist ochlarchists arrested.
14.01.2013. Shots fired at ruling party headquarters
02.02.2013. Greek marxist terrorists, associated to Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, falsely called "anarchists", arrested for bank robbery.
20.02.2013. General strike in Greece.
28.03.2013. Marxist extremist ochlarchists behind series of bomb attacks, i.e. terrorism, in Greece.
01.05.2013. Greeks stage 24-hour anti-austerity general strike.
13.06.2013. General strike protesting shut down of ERT.
17.06.2013. ERT reopens temporarily until a new public broadcaster is established.
16.07.2013. General strike.
17.07.2013. Thousands of protesters rallied outside the parliament.

16.09.2013. A week of mass strike action has begun in Greece.
18.09.2013. Left-wing musician killed by neo-nazi.
25.09.2013. Anti-nazi protests.
28.09.2013. Neo-nazi Golden Dawn leaders arrested.
01.11.2013. Two neo-nazi Golden Dawn members killed.
09.04.2014. General strike in Greece.
27.11.2014. General strike in Greece.

06.12.2014. Ochlarchy in Greece.
25.01.2015. General election in Greece.
26.02.2015. Ochlarchy in Greece.
09.03.2015. Brown Cards to Kathimerini and greek marxist extremists falsely posing as "anarchists".
18.03.2015. Brown Cards to Euronews and greek marxist extremists falsely posing "anarchists". Ochlarchy in Greece.
16.04.2015. Brown Card to greek marxist extremists falsely posing "anarchists". Ochlarchy in Greece.
01.05.2015. May Day 2015.

20.05.2015. General strike.
23.05.2015. Marxist ochlarchy in Greece.
01.06.2015. Ochlarchists, provocateurs, falsely posing as "anarchists", are on the payroll of the Greek police.
11.06.2015. Communist Party supporters have occupied the finance ministry in Greece.
17.06.2015. Large anti-austerity protest in Greece.
18.06.2015. Large pro-EU demonstration in Greece.
21.06.2015. Several thousand demonstrators gathered in Brussels.
22.06.2015. The trial of Golden Dawn.
27.06.2015. Call for referendum.
28.06.2015. Greek lawmakers authorized referendum.
29.06.2015. Greek banks closed.
30.06.2015. Thousands of pro-Europe protesters held a rally.
01.07.2015. Greece has defaulted on the 1.5 billion euros.
03.07.2015. Rival demonstrations.
04.07.2015. The anarchists say vote NO in the Greek referendum Sunday 05.07.2015.
05.07.2015. Clear NO in the referendum.
06.07.2015. The "Troika" must get serious about negotiating debt relief for Greece.
09.07.2015. Thousands of pro-euro-demonstrators rallied in front of the Greek parliament.
10.07.2015. Several thousand leftist demonstrators protested in front of parliament in Athens.
13.04.2015. No Grexit.
15.07.2015. The politicians debate, people protest. Ochlarchy in Greece. Brown Card to the Greek police.
16.07.2015. Greece's parliament early on Thursday approved a bill of tough reforms.

20.07.2015. Greek banks are reopening.
22.07.2015. The politicians debate, people protest. Ochlarchy in Greece. Brown Card to BBC.
23.07.2015. Greece's parliament has passed legislation on a second batch of reforms. Brown Card to Euronews.
31.07.2015. For Grexit - No to euro - Full employment.
13.08.2015. People protest.
14.08.2015. Third multi-billion euro bailout.
20.08.2015. Snap election.
20.09.2015. General election in Greece.
12.11.2015. General strike and ochlarchy.
24.11.2015. Bomb-ochlarchy in Greece.
04.02.2016. General strike and ochlarchy. Brown Card to Euronews.
12.02.2016. Farmer protest and ochlarchy.
06.05.2016. General strike.
08.05.2016. Ochlarchy in Athens. Brown Cards to Kathimerini and Al Jazeera.
16.06.2016. Anti-government protest.
17.10.2016. Around 7,000 trade union members demonstrated outside Greece’s parliament.
03.11.2016. Pensioners in Greece have taken to the streets.
15.11.2016. Ochlarchy in Greece.
17.11.2016. Greeks mark anniversary of bloody student uprising.
06.12.2016. Ochlarchy in Greece.

08.12.2016. General strike.
14.02.2017. Farmers' protest.

16.03.2017. Brown Cards to Conspiracy Cells of Fire and Associated Press etc. regarding letterbomb to IMF.
31.03.2017. Golden Dawn office attacked.
01.05.2017. May Day in Greece.

17.05.2017. General strike and ochlarchy in Greece.
25.05.2017. Bomb blast in Athens.

16.09.2017. Anti-fascist demonstration with ochlarchy in Greece.
28.10.2017. Letter bomb man arrested.
17.11.2017. Ochlarchy in Greece.
07.12.2017. Ochlarchy in Greece.

Our experts on anarchy and anarchists say: Greek so called "anarchists" are ochlarchists - not anarchists. Ochlarchy is mob rule broadly defined. The Greek ochlarchists have got an expelling Brown Card from IAT, and are thus not members of the international anarchist movement. Stop calling them anarchists, because they are not! The Anarchist International and the IAT also urge the Greek people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, to demonstrate with dignity - not ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule broadly defined. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag. Don't act as an ochlarchical boss!!! If you do act in this way, you are no longer a member of the people, but a form of superior, i.e. ochlarch/ochlarchist. Persons throwing stones and petrol bombs, burning buildings and cars, looting etc. are ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not members of the people, and of course not anarchists. Anticapitalist ochlarchs/ochlarchists are authoritarian socialists, i.e. marxists. Use of teargas, flash or stun grenades, beating, and shooting by the police are also often ochlarchical. Harassment by the police is ochlarchist. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense.

Anarchy means a system significantly without archs, ochlarchs/ochlarchists included, i.e. a system with relatively small rank and income differences, orderly and efficient. Anarchy is real democracy - from the people and upwards, significantly. Anarchists are real democrats. The Greek system is a form of archy, not anarchy. We see a lack of organizations that can be the voice of the people in Greece. It is time to organize... Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, as members of the people, not attacking persons or things... More and more... Until complete horizontal organization is achieved, as an ultimate aim. It is many anarchists in Greece, not only ochlarchs/ochlarchists posing as such, but the police-ochlarchy repress them. Thus it is difficult to make mass organizations open and publicly... But time is working for mass organizations... The demonstrations will continue... In June 2011 the revolt turned somewhat towards anarchism and a more general popular uprising. But there are dangers that the system may collaps into chaos, the opposite of anarchy and anarchism, i. e. real democracy. Chaos is typically ochlarchy with rivaling polyarchy, dominated by extremists, and perhaps later call for a "strong man" and a totalitarian dictatorship.

07.12.2017. Ochlarchy in Greece. Police and demonstrators clash in Athens overnight. Ochlarchist demonstrators have clashed with the police in Athens overnight after commemorations for a teenager shot dead by police 9 years ago. Greek police fired teargas on ochlarchist youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of teenager by a police officer. Around 2,000 police had been deployed for the commemorations of the 2008 death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. At least twenty three people were detained overnight. On Wednesday night (07.12.2017) after the demonstration, around 200 ochlarchists with covered faces moved to the central neighbourhood of Exarchia where Grigoropoulos was killed and attacked the police with rocks and molotov cocktails. The clashes coincided with a police security operation to prepare for a two day visit to Greece by Turkish President Erdogan. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchists. Al Jazeera falsely called the ochlarchists "anarchists" and gets a Brown Card from The International Anarchist Tribunal.

17.11.2017. Ochlarchy in Greece. Youths have clashed with police in Greece’s two largest cities, injuring two bystanders. Police say a woman was hospitalized with burns in Athens after being hit in the thigh with a flare during the clashes. In Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, a motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital after driving into a barricade set up by protesters. More than 5,000 officers were on duty for annual march in the Greek capital to the US Embassy, which commemorates those who died in the 1973 crackdown by Greece's former junta. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchists. Reuters newsagency and Ekathimerini falsely called the ochlarchists "anarchists", and get Brown Cards from The International Anarchist Tribunal.

28.10.2017. Letter bomb man arrested. Greek police say they have arrested a man in Athens in connection with a series of letter bomb attacks on EU officials earlier this year. A 29-year-old Greek man was arrested by anti-terror police on Saturday 28.10.2017. Police said in a statement that they were looking for other suspects in relation to the investigation. It is not clear if the man is linked to the Greek far-left marxist ochlarchy group Conspiracy of Fire Cells which said it was responsible for the device sent to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. A number of the group's members were given heavy prison sentences in 2011. The group emerged in 2008 during the height of Greece's financial crisis.

16.09.2017. Anti-fascist demonstration with ochlarchy in Greece. Protesters marched in Athens against the Greek fascist/nazi Golden Dawn party. Greek police fired tear gas on Saturday 16.09.2017 after protesters hurled petrol bombs in Athens at an anti-racism rally. Clashes erupted after hooded demonstrators, marxist ochlarchists, broke off from a peaceful march. It marked four years since the killing of an anti-fascism rapper by a supporter of Greece’s fascist ultra-nationalist party, Golden Dawn. With a trial of Golden Dawn members still ongoing, the crowd demanded swifter justice for rapper Pavlos Fyssas and other victims. Another rally marking the rapper’s death has been called for Monday 18.09.2017 in the working-class neighbourhood of Keratsini where he was fatally stabbed. Fascist violence did not stop at Pavlos Fyssas. In the first half of 2017, Greek police recorded at least 27 attacks with a possible racist motive against refugees or immigrants. The number is estimated to be higher, as many victims are afraid to report the attacks. The anarchists support the peaceful demonstration, but condemn the marxist ochlarchists. The anarchists declare: "Demonstrate against fascim with dignity, not ochlarchy!"

25.05.2017. Bomb blast in Athens. Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been injured by an explosion inside his car in Athens. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a letter bomb. Mr Papademos, 69, and his driver have suffered leg injuries but their lives are not believed to be in danger, the reports add. Mr Papademos was appointed caretaker prime minister in November 2011 amid political and economic turmoil. He served in post until May 2012. Mr Papademos has also served as vice-president of the European Central Bank. No group has said it was behind the blast. Greek far-left marxist group Conspiracy of Fire Cells is suspected. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attack.

17.05.2017. General strike and ochlarchy in Greece. Hospitals, transport services and government offices across Greece have been severely affected by a general strike over new austerity measures. Industrial action began on Tuesday but was ramped up nationally by members of the big trade unions. Thousands of people stopped work on Wednesday and marched through Athens to demonstrate over the measures being demanded by international lenders. There were isolated clashes - ochlarchy -, but the most of the protest were peaceful. Elsewhere in the country ferry services stopped and buses and trains were limited. Flights were also hit for several hours by the strike.

01.05.2017. May Day in Greece, trade union organisers and workers marched as part of a national 24-hour strike. They are opposed to further bailout measures in exchange for the continuation of international bailout loans. The demonstrators gathered outside the parliament in Athens on Monday.

31.03.2017. Golden Dawn office attacked. Police detained four people after an attack against a branch of the extreme right Golden Dawn party in Athens on Friday morning by unknown assailants. According to initial reports, the attackers used sledgehammers to smash the windows of an adjacent bookstore after failing to break through the front door of the party’s office. The incident occurred at 9.30 a.m. on Mesogeion Avenue.

16.03.2017. Brown Cards to Conspiracy Cells of Fire and Associated Press etc. regarding letterbomb to IMF. 16.03.2017 Associated Press and several newspapers falsely reported “A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks. The incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a failed letter bomb sent to the German Finance Ministry on Wednesday. The Greek group that claimed responsibility for the German bombing, Conspiracy Cells of Fire, claimed in an online posting Thursday on a Greek left-wing website that the attack was part of a concerted campaign by international anarchist groups. The bomb sent to Germany, containing low-grade explosives …, was destroyed Wednesday before it could explode.” The truth is that the group Conspiracy Cells of Fire is an authoritarian, ochlarchist marxist group, long time ago expulsed from the anarchist movement, and of course has no connection to the international anarchist movement. The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to Conspiracy Cells of Fire and Associated Press and the other newspapers reporting falsely about the event, according to the Oslo Convention. The international anarchist movement condemns the terrorist attack.

14.02.2017. Farmers' protest. Some 2,000 Greek farmers protested in Athens on Tuesday 14.02.2017 over increases to their tax and social security contributions amid the government’s ongoing austerity drive. They left their tractors at home but distributed farm produce for free, arguing that they can no longer earn a living from the land.

08.12.2016. General strike. Greece ground to a halt on Thursday amid a general strike in protest at planned labour reforms and painful austerity cuts demanded by its EU and IMF lenders. Public and private sector workers joined the 24-hour nationwide walkout, wary of what is to come in next year’s budget. Passenger ships remained docked at ports, city transport was disrupted and local administration offices shut down. Thousands marched in Athens where parliament is debating more tax rises and spending cuts in the 2017 budget, with a vote expected on Saturday. Many don’t think they can take any more belt-tightening. Greeks have lost almost a third of their income since the crisis began in 2009. The general strike is supported by IWW, International Workers of the World.

06.12.2016. Ochlarchy in Greece. Demonstrators clash with riot police after a rally in Athens late Tuesday marking the eighth anniversary of the murder of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas. Around 30 people were detained or arrested, after hundreds had turned out in memory of Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was 15 when he was shot dead by police in 2008. It was revealed Tuesday that the Legal Council of the State upheld a decision to award 800,000 euros in damages to Grigoropoulos’s mother and sister. The pair had demanded 2.7 million euros when they launched the legal action against the state in 2013. At first the demonstration was peaceful: 3,000 police officers had been deployed in the Greek capital. But then as protesters threw stones, fireworks, petrol bombs and set fire to cars, police responded with tear gas. The anarchists participated in the peaceful demonstration, but condemned the ochlarchy.

17.11.2016. Greeks mark anniversary of bloody student uprising. As the dust settled on Barack Obama’s Greek visit after he had left the country demonstrators young and old marched in Athens on the 43rd anniversary of the student uprising in 1973, carrying a flag soaked in the blood of some of the at least 24 victims killed. Some 17000 gathered in Athens, a far cry from the crowd for the first anniversary. Downtown Athens had 3000 extra police on duty. Another 8000 people took to the streets of Thessaloniki. Folded into the demonstration were protests against the government’s austerity policies. Some 1000 members of the governing Syriza party took part.

15.11.2016. Ochlarchy in Greece. Greek protesters and riot police have clashed in central Athens after anti-US rallies turned violent. Petrol bombs were met with tear gas as rioters tried to break through police cordons to reach parliament buildings. About 7,000 people, among then anti-war, anti-racism leftist groups, trade unionists and communist party supporters all expressed their anger at Washington. The anarchists support the action, but condemn the ochlarchy.

03.11.2016. Pensioners in Greece have taken to the streets to protest against new pension cuts. The reductions are part of the austerity package the government agreed to with international lenders. More than 4,000 retired people rallied outside the Ministry of Labour in Athens.

17.10.2016. Around 7,000 trade union members demonstrated outside Greece’s parliament on Monday evening calling on the government to protect wages, pensions and restore collective bargaining. Athens and its creditors are due to launch a fresh round of talks this week on reforming its labour market, among conditions of a multi-billion euro bailout. Lenders, particularly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), want further liberalisation of redundancy rules and to retain the current minimum wage system which is set by law and not collective bargaining as the practice in other EU member states. Although there is growing consensus among European creditors and the IMF on the need for debt relief, its form and scope remains unclear. Greece says it wants the review concluded by the end of the year, eyeing its inclusion in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing (QE) programme.

16.06.2016. Anti-government protest. Thousands of protesters have hit the streets of Athens calling on the country’s left-populist government to quit. Demonstrators gathered in the capital’s Syntagma Square holding banners, which read ‘‘Resign and ‘Go Home’.

08.05.2016. Ochlarchy in Athens. Brown Cards to Kathimerini and Al Jazeera. Protesters, marxist ochlarchists, in Greece have hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas outside the parliament in Athens. They are protesting ahead of a vote on further austerity measures in return for more international bailout money. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the marxist ochlarchists. Kathimerini falsely called the marxist ochlarchists "anarchists" and the International Anarchist Tribunal hands out a Brown Card to Kathimerini for this break of the Oslo Convention. Kathimerini reported: "Protesters in Greece have hurled firebombs and other projectiles at police in front of Parliament before a controversial vote on an austerity bill. Police responded with bursts of tear gas to repel a small group of anarchists, some of whom started running up the steps in front of Parliament before throwing the Molotov cocktails. The anarchists were mixed among a group of several thousand peaceful demonstrators holding banners in Syntagma Square." Also Al Jazeera falsely calls the marxist ochlarchists "anarchists" and gets a Brown Card from IAT.

06.05.2016. General strike. There will be no metro, train (ISAP) or tram services in Athens Friday and Saturday due to a general strike called by labor unions after the government announced it will vote pension cuts and tax hikes through Parliament on Sunday. Buses and trolley buses will also be out of service for three days beginning Friday. Bus services for the disabled will not be affected. The strike will disrupt transport in Thessaloniki until Monday, beginning with a work stoppage by bus drivers Friday from the beginning of their shift until 9 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the end of their shift. This will be followed by a 48-hour strike starting Saturday. Ship and ferry sailings have also been canceled because of the strike called by the Panhellenic Seaman’s Federation (PNO) that begins Friday at 6 a.m. and will run until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

12.02.2016. Farmer protest and ochlarchy. More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital's main Syntagma Square to protest tax hikes and pension reforms. The two-day protest kicked off Friday morning with clashes between riot police and Cretan farmers wielding shepherd's staffs that left 10 policemen slightly injured and smashed windows at the agriculture ministry. The anarchists support the action, but condemn the ochlarchy.

04.02.2016. General strike and ochlarchy. Brown Card to Euronews. Greece’s national trade union centre the GSEE has launched a national strike today to protest against the government’s plan to dismantle the country’s social security system. GSEE union members are being joined by a wide range of professional bodies in striking against what the GSEE has described as an “odious” decision, taken by the government following its meetings with employer associations, but with no discussion or consultation with unions. The GSEE describes an increasingly hostile attitude from the government to unions. The Anarchist International and The International Workers of the World declare: “The hope that the Greek left-populist government would chart a progressive path forward, and adopt policies that would restore livelihoods and living standards, is turning out to be a false hope. Taking yet more away from the people of Greece, who are already facing serious hardship, will pile on extra pressure on working families and have catastrophic consequences for the unemployed. The prospects of economic recovery are now even further away than before, as purchasing power falls. We express our full solidarity with the Greek people, the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income.”

Later on the day a demonstration ended up in ochlarchy, and police responded with teargas. The Anarchist International and The International Workers of the World condemn the ochlarchy. Thousands marched as a crippling general strike against pension reforms swept Greece on Thursday, with hooded youths, marxist ochlarchists, lobbing firebombs at riot police in scattered skirmishes in the capital. Some 40,000 people from all walks of life joined protests in Athens and another 14,000 demonstrated in Thessaloniki for the 24-hour industrial action, police said, as riot officers in the capital fired tear gas in response to the Molotov cocktails. Thursday's general strike – the third in as many months – has stopped train and ferry services and grounded dozens of flights.

Euronews falsely calls the marxist ochlarchists "a group of anarchists" and the International Anarchist Tribunal hands out a Brown Card to Euronews for this break of the Oslo Convention.

24.11.2015. Bomb-ochlarchy in Greece. Bomb goes off in Athens as business federation offices targeted. The Greek capital Athens was rocked by an explosion in the small hours of Tuesday morning. A bomb went off outside the offices of the Greek business federation, damaging the building but claiming no victims. A 30-minute warning was given to two newspapers. Police suspect domestic terror groups to be behind the attack, the first since Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras became leader in January. Greece has a number of extreme right and left-wing groups who have used violence in the past in pursuit of their aims, either by attacking symbolic buildings, or assassinating public figures. The anarchists condemn the bomb-atttack.

12.11.2015. General strike and ochlarchy. On the streets of Athens the crack of tear gas being fired echoed in the city. The clashes erupted between police and anti-austerity protesters many of whom hurled petrol bombs. The violence broke out as Greek workers staged a general strike against measures introduced by Alexis Tsipras’s left-populist Syriza government.

20.09.2015. General election in Greece. Greeks have begun voting in the fifth national election in six years.  The left-populist Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras, is seeking re-election a month after resigning as prime minister. The leader of the conservative New Democracy party, Vangelis Meimarakis, is his main rival. With neither party expected to secure the roughly 38 percent share of the vote that’s needed for a majority in the 300-seat parliament – a coalition appears a near certainty. Alexis Tsipras returned to power on Sunday after Syriza scored a convincing electoral win that allowed the prime-minister-in-waiting to renew the alliance with Independent Greeks and its leader Panos Kammenos.

20.08.2015. Snap election. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election. Mr Tsipras, who was only elected in January, said he had a moral duty to go to the polls now a third bailout had been secured with European creditors. The election date is yet to be set but reports suggested 20 September.

14.08.2015. Third multi-billion euro bailout. The Greek parliament has approved the details of the country’s third multi-billion euro bailout by foreign creditors in five years. It followed hours of intense debate and angry exchanges in the parliament in Athens overnight. The 85 billion euro package passed easily with 222 votes in the 300-seat chamber, thanks to support from pro-European opposition parties. But 43 Syriza lawmakers, nearly a third of the governing party, voted against or abstained – prompting talk of a government split and a vote of no-confidence.

13.08.2015. People protest. Thousands, included some anarchists, demonstrated in Athens, against austerity.

31.07.2015. For Grexit - No to euro - Full employment. The Greek government is mostly on the wrong track. The anarchists (AI) are against, and do and support direct actions against the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative -- cut bureaucracy costs -- increase the demand of the people -- the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income -- for full employment -- against the unenlightened plutarchy of the populist Greek government, IMF, ECB, euro and EU. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy. Employment = Total demand/(price-level * labor-productivity)

In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

23.07.2015. Greece's parliament has passed legislation on a second batch of reforms needed to help unlock a huge international bailout for the country's stricken economy. The bill - containing judicial and banking reforms - easily passed early on Tuesday morning with the support of 230 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament, thanks to the support of pro-euro opposition parties. But 36 out of 149 deputies from Greek Prime Minister's Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party voted against the overall bill or abstained - less than the rebellion by 39 deputies in last week's vote on an initial set of reforms.

Brown Card to Euronews. Euronews reported: "A small group of protesters threw petrol bombs at police officers in front of the Greek parliament ahead of Wednesday night’s key vote on further economic reforms. Until then the rally had been largely peaceful. Witnesses said the disturbances were due to a few dozen anarchists. The unrest came after a day of marches organised by the Communist Party and public sector workers. Our reporter Michalis Arampatzoglou was there...". This is not true. The truth is that petrol bombs were thrown at police by ochlarchists - marxist extremist anti-establishment protesters, not anarchists. The International Anarchist Tribunal hands out Brown Cards to Euronews, Michalis Arampatzoglou and the so called witnesses for this serious break of the Oslo Convention.

22.07.2015. The politicians debate, people protest. Ochlarchy in Greece. Brown Card to BBC. Greek MPs are debating a second set of reforms they need to approve to secure a €86bn bailout, as thousands protest against further austerity measures. The protest outside parliament briefly turned violent, with petrol bombs and stones thrown at police by ochlarchists - marxist extremist anti-establishment protesters. BBC's Piers Schofield falsely called the ochlarchists "anarchists" and the International Anarchist Tribunal hands out Brown Cards to BBC and Piers Schofield for this serious break of the Oslo Convention.

20.07.2015. Greek banks are reopening after being closed for three weeks because of the deadlock over the country's debt, as the government initiates repayment of its loans to the ECB and IMF. Queues at ATMs have been a feature of life in Greece for weeks, with people waiting in line each day to withdraw a maximum of €60 (£41) a day, a restriction imposed amid fears of a run on banks. From Monday 20.07.2015, the daily limit becomes a weekly one, capped at €420 (£291), meaning Greeks will not have to queue every day.

16.07.2015. Greece's parliament early on Thursday approved a bill of tough reforms demanded by the country's creditors in return for a new bailout, an AFP count showed. The ruling radical leftist SYRIZA party passed the bill thanks to support from pro-European opposition parties as several government lawmakers, including former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, voted against the measures.

Most suspects arrested in clashes are from abroad. Around half of the people arrested during rioting in Syntagma Square ahead of MPs voting on a new round of austerity measures on Wednesday night 15.07.2015 were foreigners, the police said on Thursday 16.07.2015. Twelve people were detained for causing damage to a metro station and another 14 were caught in front of Parliament, where rioters - marxist extremist ochlarchists - threw Molotov cocktails and chunks of marble, while police responded with tear gas. Fourteen of those arrested were from abroad: four Germans, three Poles, two French, an Australian, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, an Italian and an Albanian. No serious injuries were reported as a result of the clashes.

15.07.2015. The politicians debate, people protest. Ochlarchy in Greece. Brown Card to the Greek police. In Greece, while the politicians debate inside parliament, outside there are protests on the streets. Waving banners and chanting anti-EU slogans, they are urging the Greek parliament to reject the latest bailout proposal. There is anger and defiance at the range of tax hikes and pension reforms demanded of a country already in a deep crisis. Ochlarchists - marxist extremist anti-establishment protesters, using Molotov cocktails, clashed with the police, and police responded with tear gas. The police falsely called the ochlarchists "anarchists" and the International Anarchist Tribunal hands out a Brown Card to the Greek police for this serious break of the Oslo Convention. A wave of strikes has also spread across Greece, including public transport and pharmacies. Their impact, however, seems limited at this stage. Research suggests more than 70 percent of Greeks want parliament to approve the new bailout.

13.04.2015. No Grexit. Eurozone leaders have reached a "unanimous" agreement after marathon talks over a third bailout for Greece, EU President Donald Tusk has said. He said that a bailout programme was "all ready to go" for Greece, "with serious reforms and financial support". "There will not be a 'Grexit'," said European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, referring to the fear that Greece would have to leave the euro

10.07.2015. Several thousand leftist demonstrators protested in front of parliament in Athens on Friday 10.07.2015 ahead of a vote to support a package of cuts and tax hikes that closely resembled a similar package rejected in a referendum on Sunday. The rally was smaller than the big demonstrations that took place just before Sunday's referendum but it underlined the deep resistance to fresh doses of austerity facing the government from the left. A smaller demonstration supporting the package of the government was also present.

09.07.2015. Thousands of pro-euro-demonstrators rallied in front of the Greek parliament.

06.07.2015. The "Troika" must get serious about negotiating debt relief for Greece. The results of Sunday’s referendum in Greece confirm that the Greek people decisively reject the austerity policies that have left a more than quarter of the country’s workforce unemployed. The Anarchist International urgently calls on the creditor institutions formerly known as "the Troika" – International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, European Commission – to unblock support for the Greek banking system, carry out disbursements on previously agreed loans and engage in serious negotiations with the Greek cabinet for reducing Greece’s unsustainable debt burden. 

The Anarchist International declares: "The Greek people have clearly understood something that the creditor institutions apparently have not: that intensifying the Troika-imposed austerity policies of the past five years will only prolong the depression. The institutions must end their demands for further cuts in pensions and public services and continued destruction of labour market institutions in return for payments on loans they already approved. Instead, they should support a pro-growth investment and jobs programme in Greece, proper demand management. The IMF’s debt sustainability analysis published last Thursday reiterates what many organisations both in Greece and elsewhere have been saying for years, which is that Greece requires substantial debt relief if the economy is to have any chance of making a sustainable recovery."                

05.07.2015. Clear NO in the referendum. With all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout. Figures published by the interior ministry showed 61,31% of those whose ballots had been counted voting "No", against 38,69% voting "Yes". 62,5% of the people with voting rights voted at the referendum. Thousands of Greeks celebrated in the streets of Athens after the vote on Sunday.

04.07.2015. The anarchists say vote NO in the Greek referendum Sunday 05.07.2015.

03.07.2015. Rival demonstrations. Greeks took to the streets in their tens of thousands on Friday 03.07.2015 in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency. At the "yes" camp, thousands rallied in front of the old Olympic Stadium to Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the anthem of the European Union. There appeared to be fewer people than in the "no" crowd. Three opinion polls published on Friday had the "yes" vote marginally ahead; a fourth put the "no" camp 0.5 percent in front, but all were well within the margin of error. With tension building, police firing stun grenades briefly scuffled with a few dozen black-clad people carrying red flags, ochlarchist marxists - anti-establishment radicals. The violence appeared to be isolated.

01.07.2015. Greece has defaulted on the 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) it owes the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first developed economy to default to the IMF. It is the biggest debt default by a country ever. Greece is 323 billion euros ($352.7 billion) in debt to other European countries, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The sum is equivalent to more than 175% of the country's GDP. Greece took preemptive measures Monday, closing its banks and markets until July 6. The move caused European stocks to fall. The government in Athens also restricted bank withdrawals to 60 euros (U.S. $66) a day. Later the demonstrations continued...

30.06.2015. Thousands of pro-Europe protesters held a rally in front of the Parliament building in Athens late Tuesday 30.06.2015.

29.06.2015. Greek banks closed. The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency funding. In a decree, it cited the "extremely urgent" need to protect the financial system due to the lack of liquidity. Cash withdrawals will be limited to €60 (£42; $66) a day for this period, the decree says. Later thousands have taken part in rallies in central Athens following the government’s announcement that it’s closing the banks and imposing capital controls. Some banners conveyed a defiant call to leave the eurozone.

28.06.2015. Greek lawmakers authorized referendum. Greek lawmakers on Sunday 28.06.2015 authorized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' proposed July 5th bailout referendum, setting Greece on course for a plebiscite that has enraged international creditors and increased Greece's chances of exiting the eurozone.

There were demonstrations in Greece with the slogan "No to euro". The anarchists support a Grexit and no to euro. Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.

27.06.2015. Call for referendum. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced early on Saturday 27.06.2015 that his government intends to hold a referendum on whether Greece should accept the proposals put forward by lenders. Tsipras made it clear that he is against accepting the terms offered by creditors but said that he would accept the outcome of any vote. The prime minister said he would go to Parliament on Saturday to get approval from MPs to hold the referendum on Sunday, July 5.

22.06.2015. The trial of Golden Dawn resumed on Monday briefly and was adjourned again until Thursday after lawyers representing MPs and dozens of party supporters and members asked that alleged victims of GD violence should not be allowed to appear in court as civil claimants. One of the lawyers claimed that one of several attacks attributed to the neofascist party – the violent assault of members of the Communist-affiliated union PAME – would never have taken place without the express orders of members of the GD hierarchy. The trial, which started on April 20, has been dogged by delays, not least because local authorities and residents have lobbied for the landmark trial to be moved to another venue. The government has said this cannot be done until September, by which time a space is to have been designated at the Athens Appeals Court.

Several thousand anti-austerity demonstrators and pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Athens.

21.06.2015. Several thousand demonstrators gathered in Brussels on Sunday 21.06.2015 and several hundred in Amsterdam to plead for solidarity with cash-strapped Greece on the eve of a make-or-break summit with European leaders. Thousands of people have rallied in front of parliament in Athens, in support of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who presented new proposals to European leaders on Sunday aimed at ending his country's debt crisis. More than 7,000 people took to the streets carrying banners that read "A different Europe with Tsipras" and "You can't blackmail the people, the country is not for sale". Singing, waving Greek flags and banners with slogans such as "No to the euro", several thousand people filled the street in front of parliament.

18.06.2015. Large pro-EU demonstration in Greece. Several thousand demonstrators chanting "Europe! Europe!" rallied in front of parliament in Athens on Thursday 18.06.2015 calling for Greece to keep the euro, as the country edged nearer to a default that could force it out of the single currency zone. Greece's future in the bloc and even in the EU has hung in the balance as the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, which swept to power five months ago on a platform of resisting austerity, has reached deadlock with its creditors. "This is the first demonstration I've joined in for the last five years because it's the first time that we've been at risk of quitting the euro," said Alexandra Spei, a 50-year-old accountant. "I can't imagine what the consequences would be like but I am sure it would be catastrophic." The demonstration, joined by some members of the country's previous conservative government, appeared to be slightly larger than one a day earlier by supporters of the ruling Syriza party who urged the government to reject creditor demands for pension cuts and VAT hikes in exchange for vital financial support. Thursday's rally was noisy but peaceful. However, like Wednesday's pro-Syriza demonstration, it was much smaller than the protests that regularly filled Syntagma Square in central Athens at earlier stages of the crisis.

17.06.2015. Large anti-austerity protest in Greece, backed by unions. No ochlarchy.

11.06.2015. Communist Party supporters have occupied the finance ministry in Greece, warning the government not touch pension funds in a bid to pay back its EU/IMF lenders. Greece’s creditors want Athens to commit to a deal of cash-for-reforms.

01.06.2015. Ochlarchists, provocateurs, falsely posing as "anarchists", are on the payroll of the Greek police. There are several credible reports about this problem. The International Anarchist Tribunal hands out Brown Cards to the provocateurs, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and also a Brown Card to the Greek police. The purpose of the police provocateurs is to discredit the anarchist movement, making chaos/ochlarchy, and call for the "strong man", i.e. the fascist Golden Dawn, which is supported by lots of policemen.

23.05.2015. Marxist ochlarchy in Greece. Around 40 hooded marxist, ochlarchist, anti-establishment protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at riot police in central Athens on Saturday 23.05.2015, setting fire to a trolley bus. Police fired teargas to try and control the crowd outside Athens Polytechnic University, near the central Exarchia district, a Bohemian quarter popular with artists and left-wing intellectuals. Local media said the clash started when the crowd forced the bus to stop and told passengers to get off. Their reasons were not immediately clear. Earlier on Saturday about 200 anarchists, and leftist and anti-establishment protesters, marched to the German embassy in Athens, in a peaceful protest against Berlin's hard stance in Greece's talks with lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal. Last month marxist anti-establishment protesters occupied several public buildings and briefly entered the grounds of parliament, calling for the release of jailed members of a marxist group.

20.05.2015. General strike. Members of the civil servants’ union, ADEDY, are to walk off the job on Wednesday 20.05.2015 from noon until the end of their shifts in a protest to show solidarity with state hospital employees who are to hold a one-day walkout on that day to express their objections to cutbacks. Demonstrations are planned for Athens and other major cities at around noon. Also on Wednesday, a group of around 30 self-styled anarchists staged a sit-in at the offices of German insurance giant Allianz on central Athinon Avenue. A banner draped down the building’s facade called for a “clash with the policies of the EU and its domestic lackeys.” Earlier in the day, anarchists protested outside the Hellenic Bank Association. Both protests ended peacefully without the intervention of police.

01.05.2015. May Day 2015. Much of central Athens was cordoned off on Friday as labor union members gathered for demonstrations to mark Labor Day with banners expressing continued opposition to austerity. SYRIZA banners wielded at a gathering in the city center on Friday morning underlined the party's commitment to honoring its so-called red lines in negotiations with Greece's creditors -- chiefly the protection of pensions, the labor market, state assets and a vehement opposition to any tax increases. One banner proclaimed that "nothing can stop a determined people" with others repeating a key pre-election demand by SYRIZA for a lightening of the country's debt burden. A key demand of the General Confederation of Greek Labor, the private sectors' umbrella union is the restoration of the minimum wage. The civil servants' union, ADEDY, was our in force too, protesting against the "decapitation of rights" and "the return to a labor and social Middle Ages." Similar protests were planned for Thessaloniki and other major Greek cities.

16.04.2015. Brown Card to greek marxist extremists falsely posing "anarchists". Ochlarchy in Greece. A group of marxist extremists falsely posing as "anarchists", supporting the marxist terrorist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, made ochlarchy in Greece. The so called "anarchists" get a Brown Card from the International Anarchist Tribunal for supporting marxist extremist terrorists and for the ochlarchy, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. Anti-capitalist terrorism is authoritarian and extremist marxism, not anarchism. No support from the anarchists for marxist terrorists as Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire! No to ochlarchy!

18.03.2015. Brown Cards to Euronews and greek marxist extremists falsely posing "anarchists". Ochlarchy in Greece. A group of marxist extremists falsely posing as "anarchists", supporting the marxist terrorist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, made ochlarchy in Greece. The so called "anarchists" get a Brown Card from the International Anarchist Tribunal for supporting marxist extremist terrorists and for the ochlarchy, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. Euronews gets a Brown Card for falsely calling the marxist extremists "anarchists". Anti-capitalist terrorism is authoritarian and extremist marxism, not anarchism. No support from the anarchists for marxist terrorists as Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire! No to ochlarchy!

09.03.2015. Brown Cards to Kathimerini and greek marxist extremists falsely posing as "anarchists". A group of marxist extremists, terrorist supporters, falsely posing as "anarchists", that had occupied SYRIZA’s headquarters in central Athens on Sunday left the building early on Monday. The action was staged in sympathy with members of the marxist terrorist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire and relatives who were arrested last week. The so called "anarchists" get a Brown Card from the International Anarchist Tribunal for supporting marxist extremist terrorists, i.e. ochlarchist, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. Kathimerini gets a Brown Card for falsely calling the marxist extremists "anarchists". Anti-capitalist terrorism is authoritarian and extremist marxism, not anarchism. No support from the anarchists for marxist terrorists as Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire!

26.02.2015. Ochlarchy in Greece. Police and ochlarchists clashed during anti-government demonstrations in Athens. They were the first such disturbances since Greece's leftist Syriza was sworn in as the main government party.

26.01.2015. The far-left Syriza party, which won Greece's general election on Sunday, has formed an anti-austerity governing coalition with the right-wing party Greek Independents. The coalition will have a comfortable majority in Greece's new parliament. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate Greece's bailout, worth €240bn (£179bn; $268bn), to end Greece's "humiliation and pain". Several European politicians have warned him to respect bailout terms.

25.01.2015. General election in Greece. Greeks vote in a general election, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as frontrunners in a tight race.

06.12.2014. Ochlarchy in Greece. Chaotic scenes in Athens, as peaceful march turns into clashes. Greek protesters and Athens police battle it out as a demonstration marking the anniversary of a police shooting turns to clashes.

27.11.2014. General strike in Greece. A 24-hour general strike over austerity measures has closed schools and public offices and heavily disrupted transport throughout Greece. Thousands demonstrated in Athens and other big cities in the country.

09.04.2014. General strike in Greece. Unions have called a general strike that could bring parts of the country to a standstill, in the first large anti-austerity walkout of 2014.

01.11.2013. Two neo-nazi Golden Dawn members killed. Two men have been shot dead in a drive-by shooting outside Greece's Golden Dawn party office in Athens, police said. Two attackers on a motorbike seriously injured one more man in Friday's incident in the Iraklio neighbourhood, according to information published on the party's website. Golden Dawn said in a statement that the victims were 20 and 23 years old. "The murderers - whoever they are - will be dealt with unsparingly by our democracy. Let everyone know this," government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou told reporters outside the prime minister's mansion. Scores of police in riot gear cordoned off the streets surrounding the offices in the northern Athens suburb of Neo Iraklio and TV footage showed Ourania Mihaloliakou, the daughter of the party's detained leader, had rushed to the scene

Anti-racism laws. The attack came after Greek government unveiled plans to toughen laws against racism and prohibit "malevolent" denial of the Holocaust. The draft legislation presented by the Justice Ministry on Friday provides for maximum three-year prison terms, and fines up to 20,000 euros ($27,000), for people found guilty of inciting racist crimes. Similar penalties would apply to those convicted of denying the significance of genocides, crimes against humanity and war crimes - in a way that could incite violence, hatred, or either threaten or insult ethnic, racial or religious groups. The draft legislation will be forwarded to Parliament for debate. Greece has seen a rise in violence targeting Asian and African immigrants since its financial crisis erupted in 2009.

Crackdown. The attack came amid a crackdown by the government on Golden Dawn party after a Golden Dawn sympathiser stabbed an anti-fascism rapper to death in September. The party rose from obscurity on an anti-immigrant and anti-austerity agenda to enter parliament for the first time last year. Its banner features a swastika-like emblem and its leader has denied the Holocaust took place. The party's leader, Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, and two senior lawmakers were ordered detained last month pending their trial on charges of belonging to a criminal group.

28.09.2013. Neo-nazi Golden Dawn leaders arrested. Greek police have arrested the leader of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on charges of forming a criminal organisation. Three more Golden Dawn MPs, a leader in an Athens suburb and nine other party members have also been arrested.

25.09.2013. Anti-nazi protests. Thousands of people have joined protests in Athens and elsewhere in Greece against the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party. In Athens, clashes erupted between protesters and police as police reportedly blocked attempts to march on Golden Dawn offices. "The days of tolerance are over," one banner was quoted as saying. The protests are part of a wave of outrage following the 18 September murder of anti-racist musician Pavlos Fyssas - stage name Killah P. Amid claims of official inaction, the government has launched a crackdown, including raids on Golden Dawn premises and the suspension of police believed to be sympathisers.

18.09.2013. Left-wing musician killed by neo-nazi. A left-wing musician has been stabbed to death in the Greek capital, Athens, and the suspect is a member of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn. Pavlos Fyssas, 34, was killed early on Wednesday. Police arrested the suspect and searched Golden Dawn's offices. The party denied any involvement. Greece's Public Order Minister, Nikos Dendias, has cancelled a trip to Rome. He said the situation was critical. The minister expressed his deep regret over the incident, and said the government would soon put forward a new law against political violence and armed groups. Greece's Socialist Party, which is the second party in the governing coalition, has said that Golden Dawn should be considered a criminal group.

16.09.2013. A week of mass strike action has begun in Greece in protest at large public sector layoffs and forced transfers. State school teachers walked out on Monday in the first of a planned five-day rolling strike.

17.07.2013. Thousands of protesters rallied outside the parliament. The parliament in Greece has narrowly approved a public sector reform bill that will see thousands of people lose their jobs. In a 153-140 vote, MPs backed the bill tied to the country's fresh 6.8bn euros (£5.8bn) of bailout loans, needed to keep Greece afloat. During the debate thousands of protesters rallied outside the parliament in the capital Athens. Greece has recently been hit by a series of strikes against the cuts. There were protesters outside the parliament building late into the night while the vote was taking place.

16.07.2013. General strike. A day-long general strike has begun in Greece, called by trade unions, in protest against government plans to cut thousands of public sector jobs.

17.06.2013. ERT reopens temporarily until a new public broadcaster is established. Source: NRK

13.06.2013. General strike protesting shut down of ERT. Greek unions are staging a 24-hour general strike Thursday, amid a storm of protest over the government's decision to shut down public broadcaster ERT as part of sweeping cost-cutting measures. The socialist and moderate leftist parties supporting the coalition government called the decision "unacceptable" as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras refused to back down. "We are eliminating a hotbed of opacity and waste," Samaras said at a European Investment Bank event in Athens on Wednesday. "We are protecting the public interest." The broadcaster's television and radio stations were abruptly pulled off air late Tuesday 11.06.2013 and its nearly 2,700 staff suspended as part of the conservative-led coalition government's deeply unpopular austerity drive.

"The ERT lockup amounts to a coup d'etat," leading union GSEE said in a statement. It announced the 24-hour general strike for Thursday, the third in the crisis-hit country this year. There was also a protest by journalists in neighbouring Cyprus, where there are fears that the public broadcaster there could go the same way as the government looks to slash spending in the island's own austerity drive. The Samaras administration quickly presented legislation creating a new broadcaster called New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (NERIT) to replace the 60-year-old ERT. "You can't fix a car while it is running, you have to take it off the road," government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou told journalists. "It is a temporary postponement.... Everything will pass by parliament, I assure you it's all legal," he said, promising a "restart" during the summer.

But coalition partners insisted that even though the government must fight the crisis, this could only be done in "good faith" and through consensus. The closure of ERT has created the semblance "of a political and institutional crisis," Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos said. The sudden shutdown of ERT has caused a national uproar, with journalists kicking off their strike on Wednesday while defiant staff staged sit-ins in Athens and Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki. Riot police were stationed outside ERT offices around the country to prevent "any destruction", said Kedikoglou, himself a former journalist at the organisation. The government has imposed sweeping public cutbacks demanded by the debt-laden country's international lenders in return for a massive bailout.

However, the spokesman insisted ERT's closure was not part of Greece's bailout obligations to the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank. Greece is caught in a six-year recession which critics say has been exacerbated by successive pay and pension cuts imposed at the behest of its creditors. Unemployment now exceeds 26 percent, with half of young people out of work. ERT employees, stunned by the sudden loss of their jobs, were defiantly transmitting rogue broadcasts on the Internet and the Communist party channel, vowing to resist the shutdown. "We are not leaving the building," Panagiotis Kalfayiannis, the head of ERT's main union, told AFP.

"We are going to Greek and European justice. Even if they want to destroy democracy, rules still apply and I am going to fight." The European Union said it did not question the government decision but pointed out that public broadcasting was "an integral part of European democracy". French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, on a visit to Spain, wondered whether the closure was the "right way to get people to love political decisions". "Closing a public television is never good news," Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo added. Public service broadcasting plays an indispensable role in a country's democracy," Mijatovic said. Media observers acknowledge that ERT has a long history of mismanagement and political meddling, but say the Samaras administration is not free of blame. Recent controversial decisions include the appointment of a former deputy minister's daughter as a show host, and the ousting of two journalists who had criticised a minister on air. Messages of support have poured in from the Greek diaspora -- for whom ERT is a vital link to the homeland -- and the Orthodox Church.

The government said ERT would reopen with around half its current 2,655 employees. The shutdown followed months of work stoppages by ERT employees angry at plans to restructure the broadcaster. Athens has pledged to cut 4,000 state-sector jobs this year and another 11,000 in 2014 to keep drawing rescue loans under the EU-IMF package.

01.05.2013. Greeks stage 24-hour anti-austerity general strike. The 24-hour action is expected to severely disrupt public services, including transport and hospitals. The organizers are demanding an end to spending cuts and tax rises. More than 20 general strikes have failed to halt the cuts, and the government feels emboldened by the cautious optimism of its international creditors.

28.03.2013. Marxist extremist ochlarchists behind series of bomb attacks, i.e. terrorism, in Greece. A makeshift bomb exploded outside the home of a prominent Greek ship owner, a capitalist, in central Athens on Wednesday 27.03.2013, shattering windows and causing other damage but no injuries, police officials said. Minor bomb and arson attacks have increased in recent months as Greece implements deeply unpopular austerity measures in exchange for bailout funds from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund for its debt-crippled economy. In January, two Greek marxist groups claimed responsibility for an explosion at an Athens shopping centre that fuelled fears of rising political violence. That incident followed a series of small homemade bomb attacks on journalists and political figures. Bomb attacks are terrorism, a form of ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule broadly defined, and thus authoritarian. Ochlarchist anti-capitalists are in reality authoritarian socialists, i.e. marxists, not anarchists. Thus the series of bomb attacks, the terrorism in Greece, is practically certain done by marxists, not anarchists.

20.02.2013. General strike in Greece. Greece is being hit by the first general strike of 2013 as workers renew their protest over austerity measures. The 24-hour strike is forcing the closure of schools and state-run offices and leaving hospitals working with emergency staff. The strike has been called by Greece's two biggest labor unions, representing half the four million-strong workforce. It comes days before international lenders are due in Athens to discuss the next instalment of a bailout. The debt-ridden country is being kept afloat by billions of euros from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. In return, the government has imposed waves of unpopular spending cuts and tax rises, hitting pay and pensions and sending unemployment soaring to more than 26%.

Strikes and violent protests have become commonplace. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy. The International Workers of the World supports the general strike, but says a clear no to violence. Crowds marched towards parliament in Athens, beating drums and blowing whistles as part of the 24-hour strike. Minor clashes broke out at one stage when police fired tear gas at hooded youths, i.e. marxist ochlarchist extremists, throwing stones. More than 20 general strikes since the crisis erupted have failed to change government policies, and this one is unlikely to be any different.

02.02.2013. Greek marxist terrorists, associated to Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, falsely called "anarchists", arrested for bank robbery. Marxist extremist ochlarchist cell sought to finance terrorism. Four Greek radicals from the marxist terrorist group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire have been arrested after two simultaneous robberies on Feb. 1. 2013. The guerrilla group’s 2011 essay, “The Sun Still Rises,” calls for “the rejection of work via holdups and robberies directed at the belly of the capitalist beast — the banks — with the goal being individual liberation from the eight-hour blackmail of wage-slavery on the one hand, and collective appropriation of and direct access to money for infrastructural needs and revolutionary projects on the other.” Leftist, i.e. marxist - extremist radicals in Europe have often used bank robberies to finance terrorist activities — a tactic known as “expropriation of the private banks” endorsed long ago by the marxist Leon Trotsky. The four suspects were arrested shortly after a bank and a post office branch were robbed in the village of Velvendo, near the northern Greek city of Kozani, on Friday 01.02.2013. Police released the four suspects' photos and urged citizens knowing anything about them to call a special hotline. Four other suspects were being sought.

See the reports of 03-04.11.2010 for proof that Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is a marxist group, and thus not an anarchist group. See also the reports of 23.11.2010, 17.01.2011 and 19.07.2011. Associated Press with Costas Kantouris & Demetris Nellas and several other newsmedia that falsely called the group "anarchists" get a Brown Card from IAT for breaking the Oslo Convention. PS. 01.04.2013. A special Brown Card goes to the marxist Josh Alton, a supporter of so called "anarchist", in reality marxist, terrorism in Greece, and sailing under false anarchist flag. Josh Alton is thus expulsed from the anarchist movement.

14.01.2013. Shots fired at ruling party headquarters. A gunman fired a spray of bullets at the headquarters of the governing center-right New Democracy party near central Athens early Monday, with one hitting an office occasionally used by the prime minister, officials said. No one was hurt. Police cordoned off the area where an unknown attacker fired an automatic rifle at the building on the capital’s busy Syngrou Avenue, south of the city center. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred amid a renewed wave of politically motivated violence by marxist ochlarchists. BBC falsely called the marxist ochlarchists "anarchists" and gets a Brown Card from IAT-APT for breaking the Oslo Convention.

10.01.1013. Marxist ochlarchists arrested. 100 marxist ochlarchists, some falsely posing as "anarchists",  arrested Wednesday 09.01.2013 during an eviction by Greek police will appear before judges Thursday 10.01.2013. The group were turfed out of two buildings in Athens which they had occupied for several years. 92 of them formed part of a 150 strong group who had tried to reoccupy the Villa Amalia, a central Athens building near the Polytechnic. A further eight were arrested at the Villa Maria Callas, the opera singer's namesake, where she lived between 1936 and 1945. The marxist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists" have got a Brown Card from IAT-APT and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement.

06.12.2012. Marxist ochlarchy. Greek police fired tear gas at youths hurling petrol bombs and stones in Athens on Thursday 06.12.2012 after a peaceful march to mark the 2008 police killing of a teenager that sparked the country's worst riots in decades. Hundreds of students, teachers and leftists held rallies in the capital and other major cities throughout the day, chanting "Cops, pigs, murderers!" and "These are Alexis's days!" in reference to 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

Clashes erupted in the evening after dozens of hooded youths, i.e. marxist ochlarchist extremists, broke off from a 1,000-strong march, throwing petrol bombs and stones at riot police in the Exarchia neighbourhood where Grigoropoulos was shot. Six cars were set alight and at least 28 people were detained, police said. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital just hours after the shooting on December 6 2008, torching cars and smashing shop windows. Fuelled by anger at unemployment and economic hardship, the riots lasted for weeks, turning central Athens into a virtual no-go area and helping topple the conservative government of Costas Karamanlis.

14.11.1012. European day of action. The IWW has pledged its full support to the European trade union movement’s November 14 Day of Action and Solidarity. Strike actions, general strikes, in Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Portugal are planned, along with demonstrations and solidarity activities in 23 countries across the continent. The mobilisation has been called to strengthen opposition to the destructive austerity policies being pushed by the “Troika” (European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF), and build momentum for a social compact for Europe with a proper social dialogue, an economic policy that fosters quality jobs, and economic solidarity among the countries of Europe.

Youth unemployment is one of the most damaging consequences of the Troika’s obsession with the discredited economics of austerity. More than half of young people in Greece and Spain are without work, more than a third in Italy and Portugal, and 27% in Cyprus. This is simply intolerable, and even worse, the architects of austerity have no idea and no plan of how to rebuild economic growth – they are simply focused on keeping financial markets happy without regard to the social and economic costs. IWW calls for Cogrips-policy and economics, as an alternative to outdated Keynesian policy as well as the discredited austerity policy, see the WEC resolutions. The strikes degenerated into ochlarchy, by marxist exremists. IWW condemns the ochlarchy.

06.11.2012. Greek labor unions hold 48-hour general strike. Unions in Greece began a 48-hour walk-out on Tuesday 06.11.2012 in protest against the latest raft of anti-austerity measures, due to be put before the country's parliament on Wednesday 07.11.2012. Thousands of protesters gathered for rallies in central Athens, watched over by a heavy police presence. Many such protests have turned violent in the past, with masked youths, mainly marxist ochlarchist extremists, fighting police with petrol bombs and rocks. The same happened 07.11.2012.

18.10.2012. Austerity-weary Greeks stage new general strike. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. The strike was taking place as European leaders headed to Brussels for a summit in which Greece's economic fate will likely feature large. The strike grounded flights, shut down public services, closed schools, hospitals and shops and hampered public transport in the capital. Taxi drivers were joining in for nine hours, while a three-hour work stoppage by air traffic controllers led to flight cancellations. Thousands of protesters gathered for rallies ahead of two separate demonstrations in central Athens, watched over by a heavy police presence. Many such protests have turned violent in the past, with masked youths, mainly marxist ochlarchist extremists, fighting police with petrol bombs and rocks. The same happened 18.10.2012.

Demonstrators' ire was focused on the new belt-tightening for 2013-14, which has been demanded by international creditors in exchange for the release of the next batch of the country's bailout. The city has seen hundreds of anti-austerity protests over the past three years, since Greece revealed it had been misreporting its public finance figures. With confidence ravaged and austerity demanded, the country has sunk into a deep economic recession that has many of the same hallmarks of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

09.10.2012. Marxist ochlarchists protest against Angela Merkel. The tough path Greece is on will pay off, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday during a visit to Athens marred by clashes between police and marxist ochlarchist protesters. In her first visit to Greece since the debt crisis erupted here in 2009, Merkel commended Athens for what she described as important reform successes, but said more work was needed to reduce the country's debt mountain and restore competitiveness. "A lot has been accomplished," Merkel said after talks with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Samaras said Greeks were "bleeding" but would stick to their reform pledges and were determined to stay in the euro.

26.09.2012. General strike in Greece. Flights and trains were suspended, shops pulled down their shutters and hospitals worked on emergency staff today in Greece's first anti-austerity general strike since a coalition government took power in June. Thousands took to the streets to protest at a new round of belt-tightening demanded by EU and IMF lenders. Marxist ochlarchist extremists, falsely called "anarchists" by some newsmedia as, say, BBC, clashed with the police. BBC and the other newsmedia breaking the Oslo-convention get Brown Cards from IAT-APT.

13.09.2012. Greece hit by new anti-austerity protests. A fresh wave of anti-austerity strikes has hit Greece, as leaders of the governing coalition remain unable to finalize further spending cuts. Some 1,500 active and retired military personnel joined doctors, teachers and local authority employees on peaceful marches to the Finance Ministry in central Athens. They are protesting planned salary and funding cuts that will come into effect under a new 11.5 billion dollar austerity package. Debt-crippled Greece depends on international rescue loans, granted in return for a deeply unpopular austerity program. In addition to the previous cutbacks, Athens must now decide how to cut a further 11-point-5 billion dollars as demanded by the country's creditors.

20.06.2012. After the election. Problems loom as Greece parties seal coalition. The swearing-in of Antonis Samaras as prime minister after elections last Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty that rattled financial markets and threatened to push near-bankrupt Greece out of the eurozone. Samaras, a Harvard-educated economist from a prominent Greek family, will head an alliance of his New Democracy party and the so called Socialist PASOK - the same discredited establishment parties which have dominated politics since 1974. "I am fully aware how critical this time is for our nation," Samaras said after he was sworn in at a ceremony conducted by robed Orthodox priests at the presidential mansion. "I know very well that Greek people are hurt and need to regain their dignity. I know that the economy must quickly recover to reestablish social justice and cohesion."

The coalition parties are in a race to overcome public disgust with their records, face down an emboldened leftist opposition that narrowly failed to win the election, and persuade reluctant eurozone partners to ease the terms of a bailout that has caused deep economic suffering. The cabinet has yet to be named, although a technocrat banker is expected to become finance minister. Party leaders said a team would be formed to renegotiate the terms of the hated 130 billion euro ($165 billion) rescue plan with the European Union and IMF, setting up a showdown with the lenders led by paymaster Germany who say they will adjust but not re-write the document.

New Democracy and PASOK have little history of cooperation, having alternated in office from the fall of military rule in 1974 until last year, when the economic crisis forced them to share power in a short-lived national unity government. Their coalition will be the first in Greece in decades with an unrestricted mandate - last year's unity government and a coalition that took power in 1989 both had limited powers. The alliance will also be backed by the small Democratic Left party, whose leader Fotis Kouvelis called on the government "to gradually disengage from the terms of the bailout that has bled society".

An official from one of the three parties in the coalition said that they had agreed to name National Bank Chairman Vassilis Rapanos as finance minister. Rapanos is an economics professor who worked closely on reforming the economy with a previous so called Socialist government. Other ministers were expected to be named later.

Greece's crisis has left its people not only poorer but feeling humiliated. As the political leaders wrapped up talks on a government, hundreds of Greeks - many until recently members of the prosperous middle classes - gathered under the scorching sun in a big park in Athens for free vegetables offered by a farmers' association from the island of Crete. "Not even in my worst nightmares could I imagine that I would end up like this - waiting in line for food," said Eleni Moshidou, 56, a mother of three unemployed sons who was fired from a law firm when the crisis broke out in 2010. "I feel humiliated. Our politicians brought us here."

Just over a month after an inconclusive election raised fears that Greek would have to leave the eurozone, New Democracy narrowly beat the radical leftist Syriza bloc that wants to scrap the bailout deal which most Greeks blame for worsening a recession which is in its fifth year. Syriza promised on Wednesday to be a "combative" opposition force that fights on behalf of Greeks struggling through wage cuts and spending cuts that have sent unemployment to record highs. But the new government's first battle is likely to be with foreign lenders as it tries to convince them to sign off on the next installment of aid and allow more leeway on the austerity pledges.

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos warned of a "big battle" in Brussels to craft a new bailout deal that would promote growth and contain unemployment. "The most critical issue is the formation of the national negotiation team and ensuring that it is successful," he told reporters. Both PASOK and Democratic Left have refused to place senior politicians in the cabinet and could nominate technocrats instead, a move which potentially weakens their commitment to the new government. "This government will have a very short life-span. It will disappoint expectations and its support will erode quickly," said independent political analyst John Loulis. "It will be a government entirely run by New Democracy; its two smaller partners have already weaseled their way out of it".

Europe's debt crisis began in Greece. Two and a half years and four bailouts later - two of them for Greece - there is no end in sight. Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy, remains suspicious of Samaras, who switched from opposing the bailout when PASOK was in power to cautious endorsement when the so called Socialist government began to unravel late last year. "What is needed is more decisiveness in swiftly implementing the measures which have already been agreed," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the weekly Die Zeit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Samaras to wish him "luck and success for the difficult work ahead of him" and to invite him to Berlin, a German government spokesman said.

European Union officials have signaled that some adjustments are likely to a program that has slipped behind target in the weeks of political uncertainty following the May election and a deeper than expected recession. One in five Greek workers is jobless, tens of thousands of businesses have closed and a growing numbers of homeless are living on the streets. A Reuters poll showed that only three out of 19 economists thought Greece would leave the eurozone following the conservative victory in Sunday's election, but predicted more economic pain ahead. Sources: Reuters and AIIS.

16.06.2012. Greek citizens return to the polls Sunday, June 17 (17.06.2012) after failing to form a government following the May 6 election.

16.05.2012. Judge to lead Greece to fateful June 17 vote. Greece put a senior judge in charge of an emergency government on Wednesday to lead it to new elections on June 17 and bankers sought to calm public fears after the president said political chaos risked causing panic and a run on deposits. In a sharp blow to confidence, sources at the European Central Bank told Reuters it had halted liquidity operations with some Greek banks because their capital had been too far depleted. The move would mean those banks are no longer able to park assets at the ECB in return for cash, and would have to seek costlier emergency financing from the Bank of Greece. It was not immediately clear which banks, or how many of them, were affected. One person familiar with the matter said the capital of four Greek banks was so depleted they were operating with negative equity capital. Greeks have been withdrawing hundreds of millions of euros from banks in recent days as the prospect of the country being forced out of the European Union's common currency zone seems ever more real - although there has so far been no sign of a run on bank branches in Athens.

European leaders who once denied vociferously that they were fretting over Greece leaving their currency union have given up pretence. Asked if he was concerned about a Greek exit, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said simply: "No comment". Political leaders failed to form a government following an inconclusive parliamentary election on May 6, leaving the state with its coffers almost empty and no elected cabinet in place to satisfy lenders it deserves the money needed to stay afloat. President Karolos Papoulias, whose powers as head of state are limited, named supreme administrative court head Panagiotis Pikrammenos as caretaker prime minister. He will have no power to take political decisions, only to carry Greece into the vote. The parliament that was elected on May 6 will convene on Thursday and be immediately dissolved, a presidency source said.

The interim leader is little known. State television said he was born in 1945 and studied law in Athens and Paris. A court source said he would name as few ministers as possible. "Thank you for your trust, and I believe that I am worthy of this mission," Pikrammenos said at a meeting with the president. "This is purely a caretaker government. However, it escapes no one that our country is going through difficult times." He repeated a joke he said he had read in the press, that his own name, which translates as "sorrowful" in English, made him suited to be the last prime minister of a political era.

LEFTISTS LEAD. A new poll confirmed what other surveys have shown: that radical leftists who reject a bailout agreed with the European Union and International Monetary Fund are poised for victory, and the two establishment parties that agreed the rescue are sinking further after an historic wipeout 10 days ago. The leftists argue they can tear up the bailout and keep the euro, but European leaders say if Greece fails to meet promises to them, lenders will pull the plug on financing, driving Athens to bankruptcy and a swift exit from the EU single currency.

On Monday, according to an official account, the president told party chiefs that figures from the central bank headed by George Provopoulos showed savers had withdrawn up to 800 million euros ($1 billion) from banks. "Mr. Provopoulos told me there was no panic, but there was great fear that could develop into a panic," the president was quoted as saying in minutes of a meeting that failed to yield agreement on a cabinet. "Withdrawals and outflows by 4 p.m. when I called him exceeded 600 million euros and reached 700 million euros," he said. "He expects total outflows of about 800 million euros, including conversions into German Bunds and other such things." Several banking sources told Reuters similar amounts had also been withdrawn on Tuesday. Nevertheless, there was no sign of panic or queues at bank branches in Athens on Wednesday. Bankers dismissed suggestions that a bank run was looming.

A senior executive at a large Greek bank told Reuters: "There is no bank run, no queues or panic. The situation is better than I expected. The amount of deposit withdrawals the president mentioned referred to three days, not one." Still, some were taking no risks. A 60-year-old textiles store owner who gave his name only as Nasos said he had transferred 10,000 euros over the phone to a bank in fellow eurozone state Cyprus on Tuesday afternoon. "Any way you see it, things are difficult. If they call elections on June 17 - a Sunday - then everyone will take their money out on the Friday." That June 17 date was later confirmed. Charles Dallara, chief negotiator for the body representing private sector holders of Greek bonds, said there had been "a pickup in deposit flight from Greece". Dallara, who as head of the International Institute of Finance spent months negotiating the largest ever sovereign debt restructuring, said a Greek exit from the euro zone would be "somewhere between catastrophic and Armageddon" for Europe.

BANK WITHDRAWALS. Greeks have already been withdrawing their savings from banks at a sharp clip - nearly a third of bank deposits were withdrawn between January 2010 and March 2012, reducing total Greek household and business deposits to 165 billion euros. A senior bank executive said there had been withdrawals in recent days but there was no sign yet of a panic, as had happened in April 2010 when 8 billion euros were withdrawn just before Greece obtained its first foreign bailout. Analysts predicted Greece would avoid a bank run, if only because so many people have pulled out their savings already. "We have witnessed periods of tension before when the banks experienced large outflows. In my view, the majority of people with these concerns would have done so by now," said Alex Tsirigotis, Greek banks analyst at Mediobanca.

Greek banks have made up for vanishing deposits on their balance sheets by accepting costlier European Central Bank financing through the Greek central bank. The spectre of Greece quitting the single currency sent the euro and European shares to a fresh four-month low on Wednesday and raised the yields on Spanish and Italian debt, reflecting the risk that other European countries will be hurt. Greece's two wounded establishment parties hope to persuade voters that the election will be a referendum on the euro, which nearly 80 percent of Greeks say they want to keep. The view from Brussels is clearly that Greek euro membership is now at stake. "It is important that the Greek people now take a decision fully informed about the consequences," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told a news conference. "The ultimate resolve to stay in the euro area must come from Greece itself," Barroso said. "We must tell the people that the program for Greece is the least difficult of all the difficult alternatives." ($1 = 0.7828 euros). Source: Reuters.

12.05.2012. PASOK fails to form government. Greek so called socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos on Saturday 12.05.2012 becomes the last political leader to throw in the towel after failing to cobble together a government, leaving the country's president with one final chance to avoid new elections. Greece's political landscape is in disarray after voters humiliated the only parties backing a rescue plan tied to spending cuts, leaving no bloc with enough seats to form a government to secure the next tranche of financial aid. Without the aid, the debt-stricken country risks bankruptcy in weeks and a potential exit from the eurozone. Venizelos - who personally negotiated the much-hated bailout package with lenders - was the third leader to attempt and fail to form a government this week, after the conservative New Democracy and radical leftists SYRIZA both admitted failure.

A greatly weakened New Democracy and Venizelos' PASOK party, which finished an embarrassing third in Sunday's election, had hoped to renew their pro-bailout coalition but fell two seats short of a majority in parliament. Their hopes of coaxing one of the anti-austerity leftist parties into a coalition went up in smoke after the small Democratic Left refused to join without the participation of SYRIZA, which laughed off any suggestion of joining. "It is not the Left Coalition that has refused this proposal, but the Greek people who did so with their vote on Sunday," said SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, whose party was catapulted to second place on its anti-austerity
rhetoric.

Venizelos is due to meet President Karolos Papoulias on Saturday to give up his mandate. The president then faces the task of summoning each leader from parties that made it to parliament - from the Communists to the extremist neonazi Golden Dawn - to see if a coalition can be stitched together. That process could take days, and analysts say the most likely scenario remains fresh elections in mid-June. That could worsen Greece's prospects for avoiding bankruptcy, and hand 37-year-old ex-Communist Tsipras an even bigger share of the vote, according to the first poll published since Sunday's result. The opinion poll showed SYRIZA would win with 27.7 percent of the vote, almost 11 points up on its Sunday result, consolidating votes from smaller anti-bailout groups. Placing first would automatically win him an extra 50 seats at the expense of pro-bailout parties.

Tsipras wants to rip up the bailout which ties Greeks to years of wage, pension and spending cuts, even though the country's European partners have warned that would come at the price of cutting off funds keeping Greece afloat. "I think it is going to be increasingly presented as a vote to effectively leave the euro. That's how it will be seen outside of Greece and the rhetoric will build up to ensure that voters are aware of the implications," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at London-based research firm Markit."We're likely to hear: If you want to stay in Europe you need to stick to our rules; you can't have a situation whereby you escape the obligations with regards to debt and remain in the euro area." Sources: Reuters and AIIS.

09.05.2012. Greece's Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras ends coalition bid. The leader of Greece's far-left Syriza bloc, Alexis Tsipras, has abandoned his efforts to form a governing coalition. Mr Tsipras said he had failed to reach agreement with mainstream parties because of his insistence on rejecting austerity measures demanded by the EU and IMF as part of a bailout deal. He made the announcement after failed talks with the Pasok and New Democracy parties, which support the bailout. Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos is now expected to try to form a coalition. The BBC's Mark Lowen in Athens says there are serious doubts over whether Mr Venizelos will succeed - meaning a new election and a prolonged political crisis seem increasingly inevitable.

Financial chaos has sparked huge social unrest in Greece and led to a deep mistrust of the parties considered to be the architects of austerity. An earlier attempt by New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras to form a coalition failed on Monday. Following Wednesday's talks, Mr Tsipras told Syriza MPs: "We cannot make true our dream of a left-wing government." Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Samaras rejected Mr Tsipras's demand to tear up the bailout deal. Mr Samaras told a party meeting that the proposal would "lead to immediate internal collapse and international bankruptcy, with the inevitable exit from Europe". "[Amending] the loan deal is one thing, it is a completely different thing to unilaterally denounce it. The second option leads to catastrophe that is certain and immediate," he said.

If it rejects the deal with the IMF and EU, Athens will be unable to draw its international loan, meaning it would again face the prospect of bankruptcy and possible exit from the euro, our correspondent says. Previous Greek governments agreed to make deep cuts to pensions and pay, raise taxes and slash thousands of public sector jobs in return for two bailouts - worth a total of 240bn euros (£190bn; $310). Both Germany and the EU have made clear they expect Athens to honour its commitments. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Wednesday: "Germany would like to keep Greece in the eurozone, but Greece's fate is now in its own hands. Greece must decide for itself which route it will take." Source: BBC.

06-08.05.2012. Parliament election. Left gets a small chance to pull Greece out of limbo. Greece's Left Coalition party will get a small chance on Tuesday to form a government opposed to the country's EU/IMF bailout, after the mainstream conservatives failed to cobble together a coalition following a shock inconclusive election. Alexis Tsipras, whose party was catapulted into second place by voters angry with austerity, will take on the tough task of wooing small groups into forming the first leftist government in Greece's modern history. Greeks plunged their country into political limbo in Sunday's election, angry with the harsh cuts dictated by the bailout deal which is keeping Greece afloat but has also brought the worst unemployment and recession in decades. By spurning the two main parties, voters shrugged off the risk of bankruptcy and the threat to Greece's future in the euro as officials warned that cash was running out fast.

On Monday, President Karolos Papoulias gave a three-day mandate to form a coalition to Antonis Samaras, whose conservative New Democracy party won the biggest share of the vote. But Samaras admitted defeat within the day after rejections from several party leaders. Tsipras, who believes the bailout is leading Greece to bankruptcy rather than averting it, is next in line and will receive the presidential mandate on Tuesday to try to rally the fragmented groups of the left. "We want to create a government of leftist forces in order to escape the bailout leading us to bankruptcy," said Tsipras, the country's youngest political leader at 37, after rejecting an offer to cooperate from Samaras."We're not going to let in through the window what Greek people kicked out the door."

A splinter group from the traditional Communist Party, the Left Coalition wants Greece to stay in the euro but rejects the 130 billion euro bailout, saying the country can survive without it. The Communists have already rejected any proposal to cooperate and the other anti-bailout parties of the left cannot bring enough parliamentary seats to produce a majority with the Left Coalition. This means Tsipras has a very slim chance of clinching a deal unless major parties offer support. Time is running out for Greece, which must come up next month with over 11 billion euros in extra spending cuts for 2013 and 2014 in exchange for more aid. Officials told Reuters Greece could run out of cash by the end of June if there was no government to negotiate a new aid tranche with the EU and IMF.

"I voted for Tsipras. If he renegotiates with the Europeans maybe our lives will get a little better. We have reached our limits. We are barely scraping by," said Ioannis Giannakopoulos, 47, an unemployed electrician. If Tsipras fails to cobble together a coalition, the mainstream so called Socialist PASOK party is next in line to give it a go. PASOK and New Democracy, which have ruled Greece for decades, suffered huge losses in the polls, punished by voters for chronic mismanagement and corruption. With counting from Sunday's vote complete, New Democracy and PASOK had won just over 32 percent of the vote and only 149 out of 300 parliament seats. PASOK won a landslide victory in the last election in 2009 with 44 percent of the vote. A total of seven parties made it into parliament, including the extremist fascist neonazi Golden Dawn.

Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the moderate Democratic Left party that had looked like a possible ally for Samaras, told Reuters he would not cooperate with New Democracy and PASOK but only left-wing groups. Another group, the splinter conservative party Independent Greeks, refused to enter talks with Samaras. Even PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, who as finance minister arranged Greece's second bailout, said the deal should be renegotiated to lessen the burden on Greeks by spreading the cuts over three years instead of two. In the face of what looks like an intractable impasse, another election in a few weeks could be the only way out, deepening doubts about Greece's future.

Many Greeks seemed shocked at what they had done in an election that increased fears of a return to the eurozone debt crisis first sparked by Greece in 2009. "I'm more angry today than I was yesterday. They voted against the big parties as a reaction without thinking of the consequences. What is Tsipras going to do? Make the debt disappear? He is just a kid," said Thanasis Economou, 43, a mechanic, who voted for one of the big parties. Sources: Reuters and AIIS.

05.04.2012. Greek suicide - a potent symbol. A Greek pensioner's suicide outside parliament has quickly become a symbol of the pain of austerity and has been seized upon by opponents of the budget cuts imposed by Greece's international lenders. The 77-year-old retired pharmacist, Dimitris Christoulas shot himself in the head on Wednesday after declaring that financial troubles pushed him over the edge. A suicide note said he preferred to die than scavenge for food. The highly public - and symbolic - nature of the suicide prompted an outpouring of sympathy from ordinary Greeks, who held a protest march and set up an impromptu shrine with notes condemning the crisis at the spot where he killed himself. There was some ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined) made by extremist marxist ochlarchists. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and ochlarchists.

Resentment is growing in Greece over repeated rounds of wage and pension cuts that have compounded the pain from a slump which has seen the economy shrink by a fifth since 2008. Unemployment has surged to a record 21 percent - twice the eurozone average - with one out of two young people without a job. The number of suicides has surged, and many Greeks feel ordinary people like the retired pharmacist are being forced to pay for a crisis that was not of their making. "When dignified people like him are brought to this state, somebody must answer for it," said Costas Lourantos, head of the pharmacists' union in the broader Attica region. Sources: Reuters and AIIS.

21.02.2012. Second bailout. Eurozone finance ministers sealed a deal Tuesday morning for a second bailout for Greece, including 130 billion euros ($173 billion) in new financing. The finance ministers from the 17 nations that use the euro, known as the Eurogroup, gave Greece funding it needs to avoid a potential default next month. While this new deal provides some short-term relief for Greece, difficult days lie ahead as the government tries to trim debt to 121% of the country's gross domestic product by 2020. Greece's debt now stands at about 160% of GDP. In a possible foretaste of tensions to come, dozens of fuel station owners and truck drivers blocked roads on Tuesday outside a finance ministry building with banners attacking international lenders to Greece as "thieves and smugglers." The country's two main unions, GSEE and ADEDY, called for protests on Wednesday and leftist parties enjoying a rise in popularity said the price of avoiding default was too high. Unemployment has leapt to 20 percent and street crime is up as the Greek economy has shrunk by over 16 percent since a 2008 peak, weighed down by spending cuts, the global downturn and the cost of servicing debt.

19.02.2012. 'Angry bikers' protest. In Athens, a morning gathering called by Greece's two main union confederations attracted fewer than a thousand protesters. Separately, there were a few scuffles when about a hundred youths, extremist ochlarchist marxists, threw stones at riot police outside Parliament. Several dozen "angry bikers" paraded through central Athens earlier Sunday afternoon honking their horns. Unionists affiliated with the communist party will hold their own protest rally and march to parliament Tuesday.

12.02.2012. Clashes as Greek Parliament debates bailout law. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. The clashes broke out around 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) as tens of thousands of people, responding to calls from unions to protest the measures, streamed into Syntagma Square facing parliament. Peaceful protesters fled to adjacent streets as a group of around 100 extremist marxist ochlarchists threw bottles, rocks, pieces of marble and firebombs at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Associated Press falsely called the marxist ochlarchists 'anarchists' and gets a Brown Card from IAT. Police say an officer was injured by a flare shot at him from a gun. He was taken to hospital.

Among those affected by the tear gas were well-known composer Mikis Theodorakis, 86, and veteran leftist politician Manolis Glezos, 89. The two have been actively campaigning against Greece accepting a euro130 billion ($171.46 billion) bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund that would help Greece avoid bankruptcy as early as next month, when a euro14.5 billion bond matures. The legislation will also approve a bond-swapping deal with private creditors that will allow Greece to shave off at least euro100 billion ($131 billion) of its euro360 billion debt.

An ambulance picked up two injured people from the square. At least two more injuries have been reported, including a photographer who was hit by both a firebomb and a flare. By 7 p.m. local time, clashes had spread beyond the square to other streets. A Starbucks near the Athens University main building was on fire.

The debate started shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time (1330 GMT), and will take about ten hours, finishing around midnight. At the start of the meeting, opponents of the legislation adopted a tactic of frequent and loud interruptions and objections but had calmed down by mid-evening. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as the debate began, with more arriving constantly. Communist-affiliated unions held a separate meeting at the same time and started marching to Parliament before halting their march as the clashes broke out. Pro-communist unionists had earlier driven through Athens' neighborhoods, calling for people to participate in the demonstration. Protesters are expected to remain outside the building throughout the vote.

The two parties backing the coalition government have 236 deputies in the 300-member Parliament, but at least 13 conservative and seven so called Socialist lawmakers have declared they will vote against the legislation, defying their leaders' threats of sanctions. Early Sunday, a conservative lawmaker resigned, repeating the actions of three so called Socialists earlier this week. Debt-stricken Greece does not have the money to cover a euro14.5 billion ($19.12 billion) bond repayment on March 20, and must reach a vital debt-relief deal with private bond investors before then. Greece's woes have threatened its future in the 17-country zone that uses the euro currency. The Europeans are waiting to see Greece finally act on their commitments.

Later several businesses were burnt down and dozens of shops looted across central Athens in violence after more than 100,000 demonstrated outside parliament. Dozens of people have been injured and police detained more than 20 suspected rioters. Late at night lawmakers in Greece have voted to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country. The package, which includes deep cuts in government spending, wages and pensions, will help pave the way for eurozone finance ministers to sign off on the new 130 billion euro bailout deal (that's about $172.6 billion). Greece needs the funds to meet €14.5 billion in debt repayments due next month. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos had also urged approval of the deal, warning in a speech to the cabinet on Saturday evening of "social explosion, chaos" if it failed.

10.02.2012. Greece on strike as bailout deal in limbo. Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after Greece's crucial international bailout was put in limbo by its partners in the 17-nation eurozone. Clashes broke out in Syntagma Square, outside Parliament, as dozens of hooded youths, marxist ochlarchists, threw fire bombs and stones at police, who responded with tear gas. No arrests or injuries were reported. Police said some 7,000 people took part in the demonstration. Another 10,000 communist supporters held a separate, peaceful march, chanting slogans against cutbacks that include reducing the minimum wage by 22 percent and cutting one in five government jobs in a country which is in its fifth year of recession.

Bailout creditors say Greece has not yet met demands for all the required austerity measures and, frustrated by days of dithering, have given political leaders in Athens until the middle of next week to do so. Otherwise, the country will lose its rescue loan lifeline, go bankrupt next month and likely leave the euro. "We are experiencing tragic moments," Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos told Parliament Friday. "These days are the last acts of a drama that we all hope will lead to a happy conclusion with a voluntary reduction in our public debt and implementation of a framework by 2015 that will allow the economy to stabilize."

The Greek populist coalition government, led by Prime Minister Lucas Papademos had hoped some of the heat had been taken out of the crisis after leaders agreed Thursday to a raft of austerity measures they hoped would pave the way for the euro130 billion ($173 billion) bailout package. However, finance ministers from the other 16 eurozone states put up a roadblock later in the day by insisting that Greece had to save an extra euro325 million ($430 million), pass the cuts through a restive parliament and guarantee in writing that they will be implemented even after planned elections in April.

A cabinet meeting has been called for the afternoon, while the majority Socialists and the conservatives were later to hold party meetings to discuss the cutbacks. The new hurdles Greece has to clear to avoid a default that could send shockwaves around the global economy dented sentiment in the markets Friday. Stocks were down all over Europe, with the benchmark index in Athens 1.8 percent lower in early afternoon trading. While facing intense pressure abroad, Greece is having to deal with another strike. The country's two biggest labor unions stopped railway, ferry and public transport schedules, and hospitals worked on skeleton staff while most public services were disrupted. Unions were planning protests in Athens and other cities around midday.

Prime Minister Papademos and heads of the three parties backing his government have already agreed to deep private sector wage cuts, civil service layoffs, and significant reductions in health, social security and military spending. But the party leaders balked at demands for more cuts to already depleted pensions, later issuing nebulous assurances that a solution had been found. "Unfortunately, the eurogroup did not take a final, positive decision," Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said after Thursday's talks in Brussels. "Many countries expressed objections, based on the fact that we did not fully complete the list of additional measures required to meet our targets for 2012." "The choice we face is one of sacrifice or even greater sacrifice - on a scale that cannot be compared," Venizelos added.

Once all the demands have been fulfilled, the eurozone will give Greece the green light to start implementing a separate bond swap deal with banks and other private investors designed to slice some euro100 billion ($132 billion) off Greece's debt load. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday offered hope a deal could still be struck. "I am confident that a solution will be reached next week as this is critically important for Greece and the Greek citizens first and foremost but also for the whole euro area," he said during a visit to India. "I therefore call on the responsibility and the leadership of the Greek leaders and all members of the eurozone so that we can obtain this goal that is important for the euro area and indeed for the global economy." France's central bank chief Christian Noyer also urged Greece to accept the "reasonable and indispensable" austerity plan. "Greece needs to do what other countries are doing, countries that have been in difficulty but are completely in line with the recovery plans," Noyer said on Europe-1 radio Friday. "Greece has to accept all of this."

But on the streets of Greece, the mood is grim, after two years of severe income losses, repeated tax hikes and retirement age increases that failed to signally improve the country's finances. Unemployment is at a record high of 21 percent - with more than a million people out of work - while the economy is in its fifth year of recession and is expected to contract up to 5 percent in 2012. The country's politicians have taken a lot of criticism for the situation, and polls show the majority so calle Socialists, elected in a 2009 landslide are now languishing at around 8 percent. A Greek Socialist lawmaker resigned his seat Friday to protest the new austerity, a day after the country's deputy labor ministry stepped down from his position for the same reason. But the resignation of Pavlos Stasinos will not affect the party balance in Parliament, as he will be replaced by another Socialist deputy.

"It is unacceptable that right now our politicians' petty political and public relations maneuvering should be leading the country to bankruptcy," the Kathimerini daily said in an editorial. "The country is tumbling towards a cliff-edge, and a tough European establishment is putting out the view that Greece cannot be saved and lacks credible politicians. Our politicians back that view with their carryings-on." Ta Nea daily accused Greek politicians of "theatrics and shilly-shallying," and urged lawmakers to back the new measures in the Parliamentary vote, tentatively planned for Sunday. "Nobody can happily back the painful agreement with the troika," it said in an editorial. "But neither can anyone shoulder the burden of the consequences, if the agreement is not completed." Sources: AP and AIIS.

07.02.2012. General strike in Greece. A nationwide general strike has been called on Tuesday by the country's two major umbrella federations representing the private and public sector, ADEDY and GSEE, "in the face of the storm of new measures being advanced by the co-governance and the troika (IMF, EU and the European Central Bank)". The general strike against the impending cutbacks stopped train and ferry services, while many schools and banks were closed and state hospitals worked on skeleton staff. Riot police fired tear gas to repel hundreds of anti-austerity protesters who burned a German flag and tried to break a cordon outside the parliament, chanting "Nazis out!".

07.12.2011. More austerity measures and ochlarchical protests in Greece. Greeks woke up on Wednesday morning faced with the news that next year's austerity budget has been approved by parliament. For months the country has been relying on billions of euros in rescue loans from other euro zone members and the International Monetary Fund. Pensions have been cut and salaries reduced. "I don't see anything good," said one man, “and I don't believe anything any more. They're all fairy tales. I'm utterly disappointed." Another added: "People don't have any money. People have no money. And when people don't have money nothing works and shops close." The budget was passed by parliament with 258 votes out of 300 – a large majority. It foresees a fourth year of recession but also predicts a small surplus if debt payments are excluded. Outside the building the news was greeted with the by-now-familiar response of protesters clashing with riot police. Youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at police who responded with batons and tear gas. Source. Euronews.

06.12.2011. Greek students in clashes on shooting anniversary. Students hurled rocks and bottles during clashes with police Tuesday at a rally to mark the third anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager in central Athens. About 2,000 youths threw rocks, bottles, paving stones and oranges at police outside Parliament and smashed two nearby store fronts and three bus stops. Another group of teenagers attacked two suburban police stations with rocks and bottles. Police dispersed the youths with a small amount of tear gas after the protesters used at least two fire bombs. Police reported 14 officers were injured; nine people were arrested and six detained.

The shooting death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos on Dec. 6, 2008 sparked two weeks of the worst rioting the country has seen in decades. Some 5,000 police were on duty in the capital for Tuesday's rallies, set to continue throughout the day. Violence was also reported in Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, where police detained two people after a crowd of youths threw rocks at a government building. Last year, a court sentenced a police officer to life in prison for Grigoropoulos' death, and a second officer to 10 years. Source: AP.

01.12.2011. Big shift for Greece: Peaceful austerity protests. The setting was familiar: White banners daubed with red-and-black anti-austerity slogans, crowds shouting outside Parliament, fists clenched. But as 20,000 Greeks marched Thursday in central Athens against government cutbacks, one key element of most Greek protests was lacking - violence. Apart from one thrown petrol bomb and a smashed car, calm reigned at two separate protests in the capital during the first general strike under Greece's new technocratic populist coalition government.

Riots during strikes have almost become the norm in the country that kicked off Europe's massive debt crisis. Greece is crippled by debt, facing record unemployment and heading into a fourth year of economic depression. Most of its people are outraged over repeated pay and pension cuts and tax hikes. Greece's fellow eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund demanded the austerity program in return for rescue loans that have shielded the country from bankruptcy since May 2010. In the last general strike in October, more than 100 police and demonstrators were injured in two days of riots, 20 people were arrested and one man died of heart failure after protesters were tear-gassed. Some of Thursday's protesters were communist-linked unionists, who seldom seek violent confrontation with police. And a relatively small turnout at the other demonstration, held by the country's two biggest labor unions, left-wing parties and anarchists, would deter marxist ochlarchist rioters who use large crowds to dodge police retribution.

17.11.2011. Protests in Greece. Marxist ochlarchists and provocateurs falsely posing as 'anarchists'. Some 7,000 police have been deployed in Athens as people gather for a large rally to mark the anniversary of the student uprising in 1973. Protesters angry at planned austerity measures which Greece will implement to tackle its public debt are also out in force. Marxist ochlarchists and provocateurs falsely posing as 'anarchists' are gathering to make violent riots. They have got expulsing Brown Cards from IAT long time ago and are of course not real anarchists and a part of the anarchist movement. BBC-TV falsely calls the marxist ochlarchists and provocateurs 'anarchists' and gets a Brown Card for breaking the Oslo Convention. There was a brief clash outside the parliament when police fired tear gas at marxist ochlarchist youths and provocateurs throwing petrol bombs, and some more ochlarchy later, but the march has been mainly peaceful. No anarchists participated in the ochlarchy. At least 50,000 persons marched in Athens with slogans as "EU and IMF: Out!".

16.11.2011. Anarchist reflections on the Papademos government. Technocratic populism. The word 'technocrat' has been plastered all over news articles describing the crisis in the eurozone in the last couple of days. It's being used to talk about the economist now installed as Prime Minister in Greece (Lucas Papademos), to replace a career politician in this time of crisis. However this will most likely not change the long run average coordinates of the Greek system on the economic-political map. Thus, the populist, moderate fascist, system in Greece, with unenlightened plutarchy, will probably continue, and may now  be labeled 'technocratic populism'.

Papademos is not elected - but proponents say his expertise is much needed to rescue Greece from its perilous economic state. However the 'technocratic' solution is an erosion of democracy, although it may contribute somewhat to continued stability, in order to keep the semi-democracy afloat. Politicians are rather useless unless they have qualities that seriously help the morale and situation of the country. Economists and experts created and got us all into this mess; it is wrong to let them have much of the power. However 'the markets' are calling the shots. New technocrat era certainly shines a massive light on importance of relevant experience for top govt jobs. The protests should continue, of course without ochlarchy. The general strike, on 19-20 October, brought tens of thousands out on to the streets nationwide...

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos easily won a confidence vote for his new government Wednesday, formed last week with politicians from the so called Socialists, the rival conservatives and a small right-wing party. He won 255-38 in the 300-member parliament. Papademos' government, which is only expected to be in power until elections in February, was created to push through a euro130 billion ($177 billion) new debt deal and get vital bailout funds immediately to fend off a default. He must also oversee the implementation of a raft of austerity measures already passed, including increased taxes and the suspension of about 30,000 civil servants on partial pay. His government is also negotiating with banks about a plan to forgive half of Greece's massive debt. The Papademos government is a part of the populist unenlightened plutarchy and will probably not create increased demand for the Greek GDP, economic growth and reduced unemployment.

10.11.2011. Lucas Papademos new PM. Senior banker Lucas Papademos was named Thursday 10.11.2011 as the prime minister of the new Greek interim government, charged with keeping the debt-strapped country out of bankruptcy and firmly in the 17-nation eurozone. After four days of intense political negotiations, the 64-year-old former vice president of the European Central Bank was chosen to lead a coalition backed by both the governing so called Socialists and opposition conservatives that will operate until early elections in February. He replaces outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou midway through his four-year term. A statement from the president's office said Papademos would form an interim government that will secure and implement the decisions of a euro130 billion ($177 billion) European debt deal agreed upon during a summit in Brussels on Oct. 27.

The new cabinet will be sworn in Friday afternoon. His selection came on the fourth day of tortuous power-sharing talks between Greece's main political parties. The latest Greek crisis erupted last week, when Papandreou said he would put the hard-fought European debt deal, that involves private bondholders canceling 50 percent of their Greek debt holdings, to a referendum. The announcement horrified European leaders, sparked a rebellion in his own party and caused an uproar in financial markets. Papandreou withdrew the referendum plan and agreed to step aside for a unity government.

06.11.2011. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will resign after the makeup of the nation's new coalition government is decided, officials said Sunday. Sunday's Cabinet meeting will be the last with Papandreou as prime minister, a government spokesman said in a statement. The meeting will focus on issues relating to Monday's Euro group meeting, at which Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos will represent Greece, the statement said. A spokesman for Papandreou's Socialist PASOK party said the prime minister will resign after the government is announced. Venizelos is likely to remain in his post as finance minister in a new government, sources told Greek television. Candidates for the prime minister's job include Petros Moliviatis and Loukas Papaimos, according to Greek television.

The new government will have a life of four months, according to Greek television, citing sources, and elections will be held in early spring. The announcement comes amid economic and political turmoil in Greece and the formation of a coalition government tasked with saving the nation from bankruptcy. A Greek default could drag down larger European economies, in particular those of Italy and Spain, as well as struggling Portugal and Ireland, analysts warn. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the head of Greece's leading opposition party will meet Monday 07.11.2011 to discuss who will become the nation's next prime minister.

Papandreou will step down as his government's leader, the country's president announced Sunday night, agreeing to do so on the condition that the controversial 130 billion euro bailout deal is approved. The decision appears to close one chapter in Greece's tumultuous political and economic saga, as Papandreou had become a lightning rod for critics for his leadership of the south European nation as it tackles a prolonged financial crisis. It also paves the way for passage of the agreement that he negotiated October 26 with European leaders. That deal wipes out 100 billion euros in Greek debt (half of what it owes) and a promise of 30 billion euros to help the public sector pare its debts, making the whole package worth a total of 130 billion euros ($178 bi llion). Source: CNN.

05.11. 20111. Papandreou backed off the referendum plan. CNN reports: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survives a confidence vote after days of turmoil sparked by his proposal to hold a referendum on a bailout for his country. Having backed off the referendum plan, Papandreou announced just before the confidence vote he would seek a coalition government. Political instability in Greece has caused political and financial jitters throughout Europe and beyond, as world leaders met in France for the G-20 economic summit with concerns that Greece's woes could spread to major European economies. President Barack Obama told the summit that events in Greece underscore the importance of implementing a Greek economic bailout plan fully and quickly.

03.11.2011. Referendum already 04.12.2011? Later Papandreou says Greece may drop the referendum. According to Reuters Papandreou has said that the referendum could take place on December 4 and would be focused on "whether we want to remain in the euro zone." Later the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says Greece may drop the referendum, according to NRK.

01.11.2011. Greek referendum planned for January 2012. The anarchists recommend 'an Argentinian'. CNN reports: Greek referendum: What happens next? Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's announcement of a referendum on the new eurozone debt deal has shocked European markets and thrown the future of the euro back into disarray. Papandreou's surprise pledge to Greek lawmakers on Monday night came less than a week after the landmark EU summit seemingly put the bricks in place for the economic salvation of the continent.

Q: Why did Papandreou announce the referendum now?

Greece's government has realized that it doesn't actually have the public support needed to implement the austerity measures required by the new EU bailout deal agreed last week, according to journalist Elinda Labropoulou. There has been public unrest, unions are threatening further strikes, and a weekend survey found 60% of Greeks do not approve of the terms of the new bailout. In the face of mounting opposition and further threats of nationwide strikes, the government is calling a referendum to be held as early as January to settle the matter publicly. "The new measures must be approved by parliament and the Greek people," Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said. "Citizens are confused ... that is why the referendum is necessary."

Q: What was the deal agreed to by European leaders last week?

In addition to recapitalizing Europe's banks and bolstering the European Financial Stability Fund, the deal meant Greek bondholders would take a 50% "haircut" or write-down on Greek debt -- saving the country €100 billion and bringing their debt-to-GDP ratio to a manageable level by 2020. In order for bondholders to accept the deal, however, the Greek government agreed to implement harsh austerity measures that would involve cutting public benefits and tens of thousands of public sector jobs -- a decision that will now apparently be left in the hands of Greek voters. Papandreou also asked for a vote of confidence this week in his beleaguered [so called] socialist government -- a vote he is expected to win, said Labropoulou. "He has enough support within parliament to guarantee that the vote will go through, so this is not the one for him to worry about," Labropoulou told CNN.

Q: What will the referendum actually say?

While the wording of the vote has yet to be determined, the referendum may address several different questions. Will it be a simple yes or no vote on whether to accept the terms of the EU debt plan agreed last week? Or will it address the broader question of whether Greeks wish to remain part of the eurozone as a whole? While a weekend survey in Greece found nearly 60% opposed the debt deal reached in Brussels last week, another survey showed that 70% of Greeks want to stay in the euro, according to RBS European Economics -- a result that may not be possible if they vote no on the referendum. "The very wording of the referendum is likely to determine its result," said Labropoulou.

Q: What would the implications of a "yes" vote be?

The surprise referendum is "a political gamble which adds further uncertainty to the European debt crisis," said analyst Gary Jenkins of Evolution Securities. "The prime minister will be hoping for a vote in favor to strengthen his mandate, but if the Greek population votes against, it will leave the IMF and Greece's European partners in a very difficult situation," said Jenkins. If the referendum passes, Papandreou's government will have the public backing needed to implement severe austerity measures necessary to fulfil the demands of its lenders. "A 'yes' vote would mean a chance of meeting these requirements and getting out of this death spiral," said Labropoulou.

Q: What would a "no" vote mean?

The implications of a "no" vote on the referendum will be felt far beyond Greek borders, said Louise Cooper, markets analyst at BGC Partners in London. "Papandreou will give the future of the European Union to his 12 million Greek voters," she told CNN. If the referendum fails, Greece could be bankrupt and on its way out of the euro. "A 'no' vote would break the deal immediately between Greece and its lenders -- and without the aid, Greece would not be able to meet its expenses so it would immediately default," said Labropoulou. A "no" vote would also cause "catastrophic" uncertainty in the banking system, said CNN's Felicia Taylor. "This puts us back to where we were before all the negotiations that went on in Brussels last week," said Taylor. "It's as though EU leaders didn't arrive at any kind of a deal at all." The effect of the referendum could possibly be felt before the vote happens, as Greece is set to receive another tranche of bailout money in December, according to Labropoulou. "Greece needs more money to survive," said Labropoulou. "They're due to get another tranche of bailout money in December -- but with a referendum vote due in January, it's difficult to see how they'll get the money."

Q: How have markets reacted initially?

Markets worldwide tumbled on the news; Japan's Nikkei closed down nearly 2% and China's Hang Seng dropped 2.5%. European markets lost even more ground, and French and German banks exposed to Greek debt registered heavy losses in Tuesday trading. The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all dropped more than 2% in early US trading. "We're back to square one," said Taylor. "What this does is put uncertainty back into place, and that's exactly what the markets don't want to feel."

Q: What has the reaction been in Greece?

The announcement of the referendum rattled Papandreou's hold on power Tuesday, as a lawmaker defected from his party, leaving him with a majority of only two in parliament. Milena Apostolaki announced her resignation from Papandreou's party, saying the call for a referendum was "a deeply divisive procedure." Greece's opposition leader Antonis Samaras called for snap elections Tuesday, but it is unlikely he has the votes to force one.

The anarchists recommend 'an Argentinian', a "no" vote. But without the initial ochlarchy including chaos as happened in Argentina. This means first introduction of a new Greek national currency, say a new Drachma, and goodbye to euro. More information in the reports of 24-28.06.2011. (Updated)

19.07.2011. Greek marxist terrorists, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire: 6 jailed over militant marxist bombings. Brown Cards to Associated Press and 'Actforfreedomnow/boubouras'. A Greek court found six members of a militant marxist group guilty of terrorism charges and handed down stiff jail terms for their alleged involvement in a series of bombings targeting two Greek politicians and a ministry building. The five young men and a woman were found guilty of belonging to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, a.k.a. the Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire group, and received sentences ranging from 11 to 25 years in prison. No one was injured in the 2009 bombings. The group has also claimed responsibility for sending mail bombs last year to foreign embassies and European officials, with one parcel reaching the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel before being destroyed. Judges acquitted another two defendants of all charges, while a ninth suspect was convicted of theft not linked with the group's activities. The sentences followed a six-month trial at a special courthouse in a maximum security Athens jail. The Associated Press and several other newsmedia falsely called the bombings and the group anarchist, and get Brown Cards from the IAT-APT for breaking the Oslo Convention.

Also the Greek brown & red marxist provocateurs 'Actforfreedomnow/boubouras', ochlarchists falsely posing as 'anarchists', and supporting and calling the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire 'anarchist', has got a Brown Card, meaning the group and its associates are expulsed from the anarchist movement. More information about the expulsion, see the International Anarchist Tribunal - IAT-APT, and click on the International Branch.

See the reports of 03-04.11.2010 for proof that Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is a marxist group, and thus not an anarchist group. See also the reports of 23.11.2010 and 17.01.2011. (Updated).

02.07.2011. Greece crisis: eurozone backs 12bn euros in aid. BBC reports: eurozone finance ministers have approved the latest tranche of emergency help for the Greek economy. They are to release about 12bn euros (£10.4bn, $17.4bn) in the next two weeks to help Greece meet payments on its huge debts and avoid bankruptcy. Earlier this week, the Greek parliament passed tough austerity measures demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund. MPs backed the measures despite angry protests on the streets of Athens. The EU and IMF have already agreed to provide Greece with a total of 110bn euros in emergency loans, with eurozone finance ministers discussing the details of a second bail-out designed to help Greece pay its debts until the end of 2014. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos welcomed the eurozone move, saying it "strengthened the country's international credibility". He added: "What is crucial now is the timely and effective implementation of the decisions taken in parliament, so we can gradually emerge from the crisis in the interest of national economy and the Greek citizens."

'Breathtaking'. Earlier on Saturday, Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski criticised Europe's handling of the Greek debt crisis. He suggested that too much emphasis had been put on austerity measures and not enough on growth. And he accused opposition parties in some unnamed eurozone countries of showing "breathtaking short-sightedness" in their opposition to support for Greece. His comments come after Poland took over the six-month presidency of the European Union (EU) on Friday. Mr Rostowski will now chair meetings of EU finance ministers, and hopes to join talks among eurozone finance ministers - even though Poland has not adopted the euro as its currency.

30.06.2011. Ad recent riots. Brown Card to the Greek police for falsely putting the blame of the riots done by marxist ochlarchist youths, i.e. provocateurs, on 'anarchists'. IAT-APT hands out a Brown Card to the Greek police for falsely putting the blame of the riots done by marxist ochlarchist youths, i.e. provocateurs, on 'anarchists', according to the Oslo Convention. De facto no anarchists participated in the riots. The Greek policemen are liers in this connection. Furthermore the anarchists suspect police provocateurs within the ranks of the marxist ochlarchist youths, i.e. provocateurs, some falsely posing as 'anarchists', as a part of an anti-anarchist policy and strategy by the Greek police. This may also be a reason why the few hundred marxist ochlarchist youths, i.e. provocateurs, some falsely posing as 'anarchists', and rioting again and again, are not at large arrested by the Greek police.

Clashes continued on Syntagma (Constitution) Square outside parliament overnight, as police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths, i.e. marxist ochlarchists. Calm now appears to have returned. Greece's parliament has passed a second vote on its austerity programme. The vote approved putting into practice the tax hikes, pay cuts, privatizations and public sector redundancies approved in principle on Wednesday.

29.06.2011. Second day of general strike and protests against austerity measures. Greek deputies are to vote Wednesday on a deeply unpopular austerity bill that also has provoked rioting by marxist ochlarchist youths in the streets of Athens. Some of these rioting marxist ochlarchist youths were provocateurs, falsely posing as 'anarchists' in 'black blocs'. Euronews reports: There were even clashes between demonstrators; union members reported being attacked by what they described as groups of 'anarchists'. Ad Greece and other places: 'Black blocs' are fascistoid and/or commie-fascistoid, violent non-libertarian and ochlarchist paramilitary & militarist hierarchies, and are thus not anarchists and anarchist! The anarchists comdemn the attack on union members by the provocateurs.

Yesterday the clashes left at least 46 people injured, most of them police. Protesters have vowed to encircle Parliament to prevent deputies from entering and voting for the bill, and a massive security operation is under way to avert the blockade. Scuffles broke out early in the morning as demonstrators attempted to block a major avenue leading to the center of the city, and to Parliament. Riot police responded with pepper spray. Services across the country were disrupted by the second day of the general strike that left ferries tied up at port, forced dozens of flights to be canceled or rescheduled and saw hospitals functioning with emergency crews.

The euro28 billion austerity bill, and an additional bill to be voted on Thursday that details how it will be implemented, must both pass if the European Union and International Monetary Fund are to release the next euro12 billion slice of the country's euro110 billion bailout fund. Prime Minister George Papandreou's so called 'Socialists' have a slim majority of five seats in the 300-member parliament, and he has faced an internal party revolt over the new punishing four-year program of spending cuts and tax hikes on even those on minimum wages. At least two of his own deputies had indicated they might not vote in favor - but the bill should muster the 151 votes it needs to pass. Greece has said it has funds only until mid-July, after which it will be unable to pay salaries and pensions, or service its debts, without the next bailout installment. The country is also in talks for additional help in the form of a second bailout, which the prime minister has said will be roughly the size of the first

The austerity measures including the cuts and tax increases passed 155-138 in Parliament, with five voting "present" and backing neither side. During the vote, stun grenades echoed across a square outside Parliament. Acrid clouds of tear gas and orange and green smoke-bomb mist hung in the air. More protests could undermine the government's ability to implement the harsh austerity measures, which tax even the lowest-paid Greeks and raise prices during a recession. Violence continued throughout the afternoon, and smoke billowed from a post office beneath the finance ministry before a fire was put out. Rioters set up burning barricades along Syntagma Square, where demonstrators have staged a sit-in for the past month. Nearby streets were littered with chunks of smashed marble and ripped-up paving stones that had been thrown at police. No anarchists were involved in the riots.

28.06.2011. 48-hour general strike, supported by IWW. Marxist ochlarchists clash with riot police. Greek populist, moderate fascist, PM plays the nationalist card, says backing austerity plan is 'patriotic duty'. Trade unions in Greece have begun a 48-hour general strike, hours after PM George Papandreou urged parliament to back an austerity package. The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has falsely told MPs that his government's austerity plan is the only chance for the country to get back on its feet. Unless it is approved, the European Union and International Monetary Fund say they won't release the fifth instalment of an international bailout. Kicking off the parliamentary debate ahead of the vote, the so called 'socialist' prime minister called on all parties to back the latest austerity measures, i.e. austerity mainly for the people - not the bureaucracy in private and public sector.

"I'm not asking you to listen to outside pressures, I ask that you listen to your soul and your internal patriotic conscience," Papandreou said. The government will need its slim majority to get the package through. Opposition parties have rejected calls by EU leaders for "national unity". Large crowds of protesters are gathering on the streets of Athens, while public transport is grinding to a halt. Opinion polls suggest three quarters of Greeks oppose the tax rises, spending cuts and privatizations. Athens needs the 12 billion euros in the short run to pay its bills and stop the Euro-zone's first default. But the anarchists suggest an 'Argentinian'. The general strike is supported by IWW, International Workers of the World.

Marxist ochlarchists clash with riot police. A few hundred marxist ochlarchist provocateurs, some falsely posing as 'anarchists', clash with riot police. The marxist propaganda station BBC reports that 'anarchists' clash with police, and gets a Brown Card from IAT-APT for this ultra-authoritarian Orwellian newspeak. Similar Brown Cards are handed out to other newsmedia acting similar to BBC in this case. The marxist ochlarchist provocateurs falsely posing as 'anarchists' also get Brown Cards and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. De facto no anarchists participated in the riots.

26.06.2011. The anarchists, Greek and and international, strongly recommend that Greece soon should take an 'Argentinian' , i.e. plan B. This means a.o.t. leaving the euro.  

Remember 20.05.2010. General strike - Anarchists: No to IMF and euro etc. policy = high profit = high bureaucracy costs in private and public sector, and poor people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income... Public anger has grown at deep pension and salary cuts, as well as steep tax hikes, imposed in an attempt to pull Greece out of an unprecedented debt crisis. The measures were decided as a de facto support to the bureaucracy for Greece to receive a euro110 billion ($134.97 billion) three-year 'rescue loan package' from other EU countries and the International Monetary Fund that staved off a default. It must be mentioned that Argentina did well economically after a default... Demonstrator Giorgos Koukaridis said he hoped the rally would counter the perception that salary and pension cuts are inevitable. "There is the [false] notion that whatever is meant to pass [in parliament] will pass. And that's the bad thing," he said.

Remember also 14.05.2010. Rally in Buenos Aires backs Greek workers' strikes. Kathimerini reports: "A woman makes the victory sign as she holds up a banner reading 'Greece is not for sale, long live Greece' during a demonstration outside the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday in support of Greek trade unions. The unions have called a 24-hour strike for next Thursday to protest the austerity measures and plans for pension reform." The IWW and anarchists in general back the general strike. See also "Argentina: Greek financial rescue doomed to fail.", at (click on:) IJA 6 (31).

The anarchists, Greek and and international, strongly recommend that Greece soon should take the 'Argentinian', read all about it at (click on:) IJA 6 (31). This means a.o.t. leaving the euro, i.e. plan B mentioned 24.06.2011.

24.06.2011. Anarchist comment to 1. new austerity measures in Greece, a.k.a. plan A, and 2. economic troubles in general, i.e. 3. plan B: The Greek government is mostly on the wrong track. The anarchists are against, and do and support direct actions against the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative -- cut bureaucracy costs -- increase the demand of the people -- the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income -- for full employment -- against the unenlightend plutarchy of the populist center-left Greek government, IMF, WB, euro and EU. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy.

In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

Meanwhile EU leaders put on a united front for the cameras in Brussels. But behind the scenes, this is one of the most testing times the bloc has ever known. Leaders urged Greece to back more cuts in a vote next week in order to get the next instalment of its EU- IMF bailout. Everything hinges on the austerity vote in the Greek parliament, which is due on June 29 and 30. If this results in a yes – then Greece gets its next instalment from the EU and IMF. If no – then the country will default on its debt.

23.06.2011. Anti-government and anti-austerity protests continue. EU heads of government are in Brussels for a summit that is likely to be overshadowed by Greece's economic troubles. Having survived a vote of confidence, leaders will be pushing Greek prime minister George Papandreou for a commitment to painful economic reforms. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said that Greece can expect help from the EU if it tackles its financial problems. But there are fresh doubts that Germany, the bloc's biggest paymaster, will support a second bailout. Athens needs a further injection of funds by mid-July to stave off bankrupcy. Mass actions with anti-government and anti-austerity protests continue. In June 2011 the Greek revolt turned somewhat towards anarchism and a more general popular uprising.

18.06.2011. Anti-government and anti-austerity protests continue. Union members are marching through central Athens to protest the government's latest austerity measures and plans to sell off state enterprises to appease international creditors. Greece has seen near-daily protests against the belt-tightening that has slashed salaries and pensions in an attempt to stem its ballooning debt. Greece was roiled by political and market turmoil in the last week over new spending cuts and tax hikes. Prime Minister George Papandreou ousted his finance minister and appointed his main party rival, Evangelos Venizelos, to the post. Germany, fearing that Greece would soon default, calmed market fears Friday by retreating from its stance that banks and other private lenders should share the pain of a second bailout for Greece. Venizelos will face his European colleagues for the first time Sunday at an EU ministers meeting.

15.06.2011. General strike and running battles between riot police and marxist ochlarchist protesters. Attempting to calm the waters after a day of fierce protest and a national strike, the Prime Minister has announced a cabinet reshuffle and says he will seek a vote of confidence on Thursday from his parliamentary group. George Papandreou spoke to the nation after a day that saw running battles between riot police and marxist ochlarchist protesters. The demonstrations were in front of the parliament, where deputies met to debate a plan to widen austerity measures. Earlier, government sources said the prime minister had made a surprise offer to the opposition conservatives. He said he would resign and form a unity government if they gave their backing to the country's EU/IMF bailout plan. To continue receiving bailout money, the government is being told it must introduce yet more reforms. These include tax rises, spending cuts and sell-offs of state property. The conservatives rejected the PM's proposal.

11.05.2011. Violence has erupted in Athens during a protest at government austerity measures. Hooded youths, ochlarchists, attacked police with stones and Molotov cocktails. Security forces responded with tear gas. Peaceful demonstrators had turned out in their thousands to denounce the latest moves to cut the giant Greek budget deficit. "They are destroying our lives. They are really destroying our lives with these measures," said pensioner Helen Hollidou, taking part in the rally. "The only thing that changes is that people are getting poorer," said a fellow protester, a student who gave his name as Nikos. "Whatever has been accomplished in the past for workers' rights is now being taken away, little by little." The protests coincided with a nationwide 24-hour strike which brought much of Greece to a halt, with major disruption to ferries, flights, hospitals, schools and other public services.

01.05.2011. May Day anti-government demonstration and strike. Populism with unenlightened plutarchy is ruling Greece! Public and private sectors unions ADEDY and GSEE held a protest rally on May Day, at Klathmonos square. An estimated 15,000 protesters marched in Athens to condemn the populist rulers' budget cuts related to the Greek debt crisis. Labor Day in Greece has also been marked by a transport strike to protest against austerity measures the government has introduced. Train and ferry services were cancelled as workers downed tools. They feel the low paid are bearing the brunt of the cutbacks that were demanded as part of an EU and IMF emergency financial rescue. Greece was forced to ask for help to avoid going bankrupt. One protester at a rally in Athens said: "They are telling us that we should pay for this crisis. Well no! Workers don't owe a single euro because it is not them who made this crisis." Another added: "The final battle has not been won. We won some fights but not the final battle over these measures they are imposing on us." It has been more than a year since the austerity measures were brought in. Jobs have been lost and workers in several sectors have had their pay cut. But the government is still facing a big budget deficit. Populism with unenlightened plutarchy is ruling Greece!

23.02.2011. Greece general strike: Clashes erupt. Police have fired tear gas to disperse dozens of stone-throwing ochlarchist marxist leftwing extremists in Athens as a 24-hour general strike grips Greece. The violence erupted during a rally by more than 30,000 angry workers near the Greek parliament. They object to the government's far-reaching budget cuts. The strike reduced public transport effectively. More than 100 flights were cancelled. Many schools are closed and hospitals have reduced services. Small businesses have joined in, closing many shops. It is Greece's first major labor protest this year, as the government sticks to austerity cuts demanded under the terms of the country's international bail-out. The so called socialist government of Prime Minister George Papandreou is cutting spending and raising taxes to reduce its debt mountain. Last year Greece secured a 110bn-euro (£84bn) bail-out from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

17.01.2011. Greek marxist terrorists, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, go on trial. Brown Cards to Associated Press, BBC and more.

Nine suspected members of a Greek armed marxist group went on trial Monday over a series of bomb attacks, in a heavily policed Athens court set up inside a maximum security prison. The group, mostly in their early 20s, are suspected members of the group Revolutionary Nuclei of Fire a.k.a Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. Four other wanted suspects will be tried in absentia. The suspects are on trial over bombings that targeted a government building and the office and home of two politicians - in each case causing no injuries and limited damage. They face a maximum of 25 years in prison. Dozens of riot police stood guard outside Athens' Korydallos prison, amid fears of violent protests by supporters of the armed group. About 30 protesters chanted 'anti-government' slogans near the court. Terrorism is a form of ochlarchy, in itself a form of archy/government...

The marxist group claimed responsibility for a spate of parcel bombings in November and the bombing of a court building last month - reflecting a surge in recent years in violence by marxist militant groups. Revolutionary Nuclei of Fire is accused of carrying out numerous arson attacks and bombings since it first appeared in early 2008. Greece has been plagued by armed radical marxist groups for decades, but the violence was typically limited to organizations with a small number of members. "This is a decade that has seen change in organization. In some ways it is more dangerous because the suspects are very young," criminologist Angelos Tsigris told private Skai television. "It is a much more generalized phenomenon now, and no longer involves a very small number of people," he said. "Of course their actions are condemned by society ... but there are lasting and underlying factors that encourage violence: State corruption, the lack of opportunities for young people, and the feeling among these people that they have no prospects."

The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to the Associated Press, BBC and more newsmedia for falsely calling this marxist terrorist group 'anarchist', according to the Oslo Convention. More information, see the report of 23.11.2010.

31.12.2010. Bomb explodes outside closed night club in Athens. Rightwing extremist are probably behind the attack. Police in Greece say a powerful bomb has exploded outside a closed night club in Athens, causing no injuries, in an attack linked with criminal extortion groups. A police statement says the pre-dawn blast occurred just before 4 a.m.(0200 GMT) Friday near the city center. The explosion was heard across southern Athens and severely damaged the club's facade. The investigation is being handled by the police department responsible for extortionists, who have carried out several similar attacks in recent years. The bomb attack seems to have the hallmarks of rightwing extemist terrorism and ochlarchy.

30.12.2010. Bomb explodes near Athens courthouse. Marxist leftwing extremists are probably behind the attack. A strong bomb blast shook one of the main courthouse buildings in central Athens on Thursday morning, Greek police said. The explosion occurred about 40 minutes after an unidentified person placed warning calls to a local TV station and newspaper, saying a bomb would explode outside the "administrative first instance courthouse." The advance notice gave police enough time to evacuate the building. Police said the blast came from a motorbike rigged with explosives that was parked in the median across from the courthouse in the Ambelokipi district. The caller provided the place number on the bike. A cloud of smoke was visible in the area and there was some damage to the front of the building and nearby cars from the explosion. The bomb attack seems to have the hallmarks of marxist leftwing extremist terrorism and ochlarchy.

15.12.2010. General strike and marxist ochlarchy and ochlarchists in Greece - Brown Cards to John Psaropoulos and CNN-TV for falsely calling the marxist mob, i.e. ochlarchists, 'anarchists'.

Euronews reports: Demonstration - Violence erupts in latest Greek strike. Anger at austerity cuts has exploded on the streets of Athens as Greece marks its seventh general strike this year. Protesters clashed with police, throwing petrol bombs near parliament. Officers in riot gear fired tear gas in return. Cars and a luxury hotel were set alight. The ugly scenes erupted as thousands marched in the capital, protesting harsh reforms aimed at tackling the Greek debt crisis. A mob of leftists [marxist ochlarchists] attacked a former conservative minister with fists, sticks and stones."Thieves! Shame on you!" they shouted at Kostis Hatzidakis. Just hours earlier, parliament had voted through steps including reducing public sector pay and giving businesses more leeway in collective bargaining. This is part of the price to be paid for Greece's EU-IMF bailout. "We have to stop this law because it destroys our children's future," said private sector worker Kostas in Athens. "It is an outrage." From grounded flights, to closed schools and ferries stuck in their port, the strike has caused major disruption. It is part of a European day of anti-austerity protests ahead of this week's EU summit.

BBC reports: Former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis was surrounded and beaten by a crowd. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant in Athens says the scenes are some of the ugliest in a year of protests marking the country's economic crisis. He says a lynch mob atmosphere developed as former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis emerged from parliament and was chased by dozens of protesters. The opposition MP was pictured surrounded by a mob and with blood pourig from a head wound. Mr Hatzidakis's office said he was unable to reach hospital because of the crowds. Witnesses said demonstrators shouted at him: "Thieves! Shame on you!" Police said at least 10 people had been detained and three had been injured.

The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to John Psaropoulos and CNN-TV for falsely calling the marxist mob, i.e. ochlarchists, 'anarchists', and thus breaking the Oslo Convention. Anarchy and ochlarchy are opposites - anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites... The mob rule, i.e. ochlarchy, against Kostis Hatzidakis was done by leftists, i.e. marxist ochlarchists, NOT anarchists! Stop the lies NOW!

07.12.2010. Minor clashes mar protest rally - Marxists clashed with police. Demonstrations commemorating the second anniversary of the fatal shooting of a teenager by a policeman brought Athens and several other major cities to a standstill for several hours yesterday and were marred by outbreaks of violence. In Athens, where thousands of police officers were mobilized to avert a repeat of unprecedented rioting two years ago, around 6,000 schoolchildren, members of leftist organizations and labor unionists took to the streets in separate marches that were mostly peaceful. Some of the protesters chanted "Greece is not a protectorate" and held up banners saying "IMF out," in reference to the International Monetary Fund, one of the debt-ridden government's three creditors.

In the early afternoon a few dozen marxist ochlarchist youths hurled stones and chairs from street cafes at riot police officers who pushed them back. Some protesters threw red paint over bank facades and at policemen. Later in the day, a larger crowd of marxist hooded youths threw firebombs and chunks of marble and paving stones at officers, who responded by firing tear gas. Police said at least three people were injured. These included a middle-aged man who was hit on the head by a rock, a younger man who was beaten up by a group of protesters that mistook him for an undercover police officer, and a woman who went into shock after a stun grenade went off next to her. Several store facades were smashed and garbage dumpsters set alight but the damage was not extensive. Small-scale outbreaks of violence were also reported during similar demonstrations in other major cities including Thessaloniki and the Cretan port of Hania. Police said they had detained 40 people for questioning.

06.12.2010. Six marxist terror suspects arrested. Police seize arms in Athens, other cities; say an attack was being planned. The police yesterday arrested six people on terrorism charges, including two suspected members of the marxist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, and seized heavy weaponry and explosives in raids in Athens and several other cities. Greek Police Chief Lefteris Oikonomou told reporters that the force had carried out the arrests over the weekend amid "serious indications" that a new terrorist attack was being planned. He gave no details about when the attack had been expected or what the target might be. The force published on its website the names and photographs of all the detainees including Alexandros Mitrousias, 21, and Georgios Karayiannidis, 30, who are believed to be members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. The group has claimed responsibility for a spate of letter bombs sent to embassies in Athens and foreign leaders last month.

Police conducted several raids over the weekend on apartments in Athens – including a suspected hideout in the southern suburb of Nea Smyrni – in Piraeus, in the western city Agrinio and on Crete. The raids turned up three Scorpion sub-machine guns, three Kalashnikov assault rifles and seven handguns, as well as 50 kilograms of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO), 200 grams of TNT, ammunition and four hand grenades. Police also discovered a rucksack containing a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a Scorpion sub-machine gun and ammunition on farmland near Halkidiki, northern Greece.

A first round of ballistics tests had not revealed any connection between the weapons and any domestic terrorist organization by late last night. A second round of tests was under way on the remaining weapons. Earlier yesterday, police sources had indicated that the arms cache might belong to the Sect of Revolutionaries, which has claimed responsibility for the murder of a journalist and a police officer in the past two years. A connection to the Sect was not confirmed later yesterday. Authorities are on alert ahead of the second anniversary today of the killing of a teenager by a police officer, an incident that led to nearly two weeks of rioting.

23.11.2010. Brown Cards to the Greek police, AFP, France24 and more, for the lies that the marxist extremist group Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is anarchist, according to the Oslo Convention. Stop these lies!!!

AFP and France24 report: Greek extremist group claims parcel bomb campaign. A Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for posting more than a dozen parcel bombs to European leaders and embassies, police said, in a campaign that caused alarm but no major injuries. Two members of the radical Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei who were arrested as the rigged parcels were sent out early this month confirmed their involvement in a letter sent to the Indymedia website, police said. They claimed "the dispatch of parcel bombs to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the headquarters of the World Court in The Hague and the embassies of Belgium and Mexico in Athens," according to the letter.

"We are very proud of our action ... ," said the letter signed by chemistry student Panayotis Argyriou, 22, and Gerassimos Tsakalos, 24, who were arrested in Athens on November 1. It added that "even in the difficult conditions of our imprisonment, we are not going to stop publicising our positions in favour of armed violence and revolution". The men were detained hours after the first booby-trapped parcel, addressed for the Mexican embassy in Athens, exploded in a postal office. Police then discovered two more, one addressed to Sarkozy and the other for the Belgian embassy in the Greek capital.

In total 14 parcels containing books or folders apparently filled with an explosive powder were sent from Greece in the first week of November, including one that reached the offices of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and another intercepted in Italy and meant for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The far-left Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, labelled a "terrorist" group by Greek authorities, emerged in 2008 with the first of its arson and bomb attacks on government buildings and the offices and homes of Greek politicians that have never caused serious injury. The rigged parcels from Greece and two bombs posted from Yemen were discovered on planes headed to the United States in attempted attacks claimed by Al-Qaeda. This led to a meeting between European and US aviation security experts to identity weaknesses in air cargo and post within the European Union.

The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to the Greek police, AFP, France24 and more newsmedia with similar false reports, for the lies that the marxist extremist group Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, a.k.a. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, is anarchist, according to the Oslo Convention. Stop these lies!!! See the reports of 03-04.11.2010 for proof that Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is a marxist group, and thus not an anarchist group.

19.11.2010. Unions plan walkout for Nov 25, general strike for Dec 15. The anarchosyndicalist labor confederation International Workers of the World backs the strikes. The country's two main unions, the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and the civil servants' union ADEDY, yesterday called a three-hour work stoppage for November 25 and called on their members, who number more than 2 million, to join a general strike on December 15 in protest at the debt-ridden government's ongoing austerity drive. The work stoppage next Thursday may result in public transport disruptions between noon and 3 p.m. The strike for December 15 was announced by GSEE last month and is now being joined by ADEDY amid speculation of severe cuts to spending in the public sector. ADEDY president Spyros Papaspyros described the government's austerity drive as "a marathon whose finishing line keeps moving." The anarchosyndicalist labor confederation International Workers of the World backs the strikes.

17.11.2010. Demonstrate with dignity - not ochlarchy - at the annual protest march commemorating the bloody student uprising against the ultra-fascist junta on November 17, 1973. Brown Card to Sympatico.ca

Organizers of the annual protest march commemorating the bloody student uprising against the junta on November 17, 1973, are expecting a much higher turnout this week than in previous years, largely due to the economic crisis, which has prompted police to draft an extensive security plan in an attempt to prevent violence. Events to mark the crushing of the student revolt at the Athens Polytechnic, now the National Technical University of Athens, began Monday, and there was already a strong student presence within the institution's grounds. Organizers are anticipating a big turnout for the traditional rally, to be held today and which ends with a march on the US Embassy, as many people are expected to use the march as an opportunity to voice their opposition to the austerity measures and the presence of the International Monetary Fund. There is concern that small groups of marxist extemists intent on causing violent ochlarchy might hijack the proceedings.

Later: More than 20,000 demonstrators marched through central Athens to the US Embassy on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising against the military dictatorship then ruling Greece. Minor clashes broke out when stone-throwing youths attacked riot police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. No injuries or arrests were immediately reported. With Greece in the midst of a severe financial crisis that has seen the government impose strict cost-cutting measures, this year's demonstration was taking on an anti-austerity plan flavour, with protesters holding banners bearing slogans against the International Monetary Fund and European Union. Another 12,000 protesters joined a rally in Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki. Police also reported clashes in the southern city of Patras.

Sympatico.ca reports: More than 6,000 police were deployed in the capital, and roads along the demonstration route were blocked off, as anarchists often take advantage of Nov. 17 marches to attack police and damage shops and banks. In fact no anarchists "attack police and damage shops and banks" in Greece, not now and not before, and the IAT-APT hands out a Brown Card to Sympatico.ca, for spreading this lie, according to the Oslo Convention. Sympatico.ca has no public e-mail-address, but the Brown Card message is posted on their feedback form, with a link to www.anarchy.no added.

15.11.2010. Final tally of local gov't elections. The unenlightened plutarchy and populist system continue... The debt-ridden Greece raised its projected budget deficit figure for 2010, after the European Union's statistics agency said Monday that the country's deficit and debt levels last year were much higher than previously estimated. But the country, which has been struggling with a severe financial crisis for the past year and is receiving a euro110 billion ($150 billion) in rescue loans to keep it from defaulting on its debts, insisted it was still on track for an "unprecedented" 6 percentage point deficit reduction. "We have been able to cut our deficits even more that the target was. From 5.5 (percent), we have cut by 6 (percent) this year," Prime Minister George Papandreou said after meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. Eurostat said Greece's 2009 budget deficit reached 15.4 percent of gross domestic product, significantly above its previous figure of 13.6 percent. That means Greece will not achieve the initial target of lowering the deficit to 8.1 percent of GDP in 2010. The Finance Ministry said this year's deficit was now estimated at 9.4 percent. The ministry added that it still aims to reduce the deficit to below 3 percent of GDP in 2014.

"The new starting point for the 2009 deficit reveals the magnitude of the unprecedented fiscal effort made by the Greek government in 2010," it said in a statement. Public debt stood at 126.8 percent of GDP in 2009 - or euro298.03 billion - higher than that of any other EU state, Eurostat said. In April, it had estimated it at 115.1 percent. The ministry said the deficit revision came after data was expanded to include debts from public corporations, the downward revision of 2009 GDP, and adjusted local government and social security fund accounts. The debt figure also was revised to account for off-market swaps. Eurostat said all previous issues have been addressed and it no longer had any reservations. "Greece is on track," said Amadeu Altafaj Tardio, spokesman for European Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn. "That is the first time in five or six years that the figures are not accompanied by a footnote or an asterisk."

But some analysts saw a bleaker picture. "The revised figures make it very difficult to achieve the 2010 targets and the upward revised debt means that the interest payment will be higher," said Nicholaos Skourias, head of investment management services at Merit Securities in Athens. In a weekend newspaper interview, Papandreou conceded the long expected deficit revision would add pressure to cut costs, and he said Greece could seek an extension for repaying its rescue loans. He has pledged not to take any more measures such as increasing taxes this year. "We have a budget coming soon. We are going to be reorganizing our whole public sector in a way which won't put the burden on people," Papandreou said in Paris. "It will put the burden on cutting down the waste and making things much more transparent."

The government imposed stringent austerity measures, including cutting civil servants' salaries, increasing taxes and freezing pensions, earlier this year. The measures led to a backlash from labor unions, which have organized strikes and protests, some of which have turned violent. Hundreds of students and left-wing protesters gathered for two separate demonstrations in central Athens Monday evening. The revised data came as the finance minister was meeting with officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, who were in Athens on a regular inspection visit to review Greece's implementation of the EU/IMF rescue loan agreement that saved it from default in May. Greece has struggled to raise revenue, with figures showing it is lagging behind its targets, although it has generally performed better in spending cuts. Last week, the Finance Ministry said it had narrowly missed its deficit reduction target for the January-October period this year. The 10-month shortfall stood at euro17.4 billion ($24 billion), down 30 percent from a year earlier instead of the targeted 32 percent. Without the loans, Greece would have already defaulted. It is effectively locked out of the international bond market by the massively high interest rates it would have to pay if it were to issue bonds - a reflection of low trust in the country's prospects.

Final tally of local gov't elections. The biggest "winner" was abstention, which reached an all-time high of 53.23 percent, sharply up from 39.01 percent in the first round the preceding Sunday, while blank and spoiled votes reached 11.67 percent from 5.49 percent in the first round. A major factor in yesterday's election was the low voter participation. Earlier in the day, President Karolos Papoulias had urged Greeks to get out and vote. "Democracy was established thanks to great struggles and widespread participation," he said. "Today, democracy needs new struggles. You can't sit on your sofa and speak of struggles." However, the president's words had little effect as the abstention rate reached record levels. The second round was also characterized by surprise upsets in the country's three largest cities, with a "change of guard" in Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus.

With the final count completed from Sunday's second-round local government elections, ruling PASOK-backed candidates were elected as regional heads in eight of the country's 13 regions, the new geographical administrations created under the Kallikratis local administration merge plan, with the remaining five regions won by main opposition New Democracy (ND) backed candidates. PASOK-backed candidates also won 73 of the country's 325 municipalities, while ND-backed candidates won in 41 municipalities. Outgoing Athens prefect Yianns Sgouros, who was backed by PASOK, will be the Attica region's first elected regional head or governor, with a percentage of 52.87 percent and 61 seats on the regional council, against 47.13 percent and 12 seats for ND-backed Vassilis Kikilias.

Despite PASOK's success on a regional level, the most notable victory of the night came in Athens where Giorgos Kaminis, the former Ombudsman and a newcomer to politics, defeated the previous, ND-backed Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis. Kaminis, was supported by PASOK and Democratic Left. Giorgos Kaminis carried the vote with 51.94 percent against incumbent mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis with 48.06 percent. In Thessaloniki PASOK-backed Yiannis Boutaris prevailed with 50.20 percent over ND-backed Costas Gioulekas with 49.80 percent. Conversely, ND-backed Vassilis Mihaloliakos won the mayoral race in Piraeus with 51.76 percent against PASOK-backed local government veteran Yiannis Mihas with 48.24 percent. Another surprise was recorded in the western port city of Patras, where Ioannis Dimaras, the candidate jointly backed by leftist parties, carried the vote with 53.63 percent against 46.37 percent for the PASOK-backed Constantine Katsikopoulos.

Premier George Papandreou said the results were a vote of support for his government. "Citizens have asked for political and social stability," he said. "They rejected the sirens of destabilization." The premier called on all parties to "assume responsibility" as Greece tries to overcome its economic problems. He pledged the government would adopt "major reforms that will help Greece breathe" following this year's austerity measures. The unenlightened plutarchy and populist system continue..., see the report of 08.11.2010.

08.11.2010. Results - first round of local elections. Anarchist comment: Status quo. The system will probably continue to be semi-democratic populist, in the coming years.

Legions of voters showed their displeasure for the populist system and the PASOK government - whose austerity policies have included cutting civil servants' salaries, hiking taxes and freezing pensions - by staying away from the ballot box. In a country where voting is compulsory and elections generally well-attended, the abstention rate ran at nearly 40 percent. A lack of Greek significant progressive, social-individualist relatively libertarian, center-parties, as are present in the Anarchies of Norway, the Swiss Confederation and Iceland, contributed to the large abstention rate, which also may be seen as a protest against the authoritarian two main parties, the conservative ND, and the so called 'socialist' PASOK. The results probably mean status quo regarding the Greek system's place on the economic-political map, see the report of 06.11.2010. The system will probably continue to be semi-democratic populist, in the coming years.

Greece's prime minister vowed to press ahead with painful austerity measures, dropping a threat to call snap elections after his party retained a slim lead in local government polls."We know that change is not easy. But it was for this change that the Greek people brought us to power a year ago. And today it again confirmed that it wants this change," George Papandreou said in a live televised speech late Sunday night. Papandreou had threatened to call snap general elections if his governing 'socialist' PASOK party fared badly in Sunday's vote for 13 regional governors and 325 mayors, billed as a referendum on the government's austerity measures.

With nearly all returns counted Monday, i.e. more than 95 percent, Papandreou's PASOK led a key race for regional governor in greater Athens Sunday but lost significant ground elsewhere to the main opposition conservative party ND, while the turn-out plunged. PASOK-backed candidates were ahead in seven of the regional governor races, as mentioned including in Athens, the country's largest administrative region. A runoff vote will be held next Sunday. Conservative incumbent Nikitas Kaklamanis was leading the race for the capital's major with 35 percent to 28 percent for the center-left populist challenger Yiannis Kaminis, and the two will face off in the runoff next Sunday.

07.11.2010. Local elections - anarchist point of view. Athens newspaper headlines. PM: Result of Sunday polls crucial. The first round of local government elections.

Local elections - anarchist point of view, see the report of 06.11.2010.

Voters in the crisis-hit Greek mainly populist economic-political system cast ballots in local polls Sunday, in a major test of public support for austerity measures that could trigger a snap general election. The vote pits Prime Minister George Papandreou's 13-month-old so called 'socialist' government against opposition parties all campaigning against the rescue-loan deal with the European Union and the IMF, and his austerity measures, in short the 'Memorandum'. Papandreou was elected for four years and another election is normally not due until the second half of 2013. If he does decide to call a snap election, it would have to be held within 30 days of the dissolution of parliament. Some Greek media have speculated it could be held on Dec. 12.

Athens newspaper headlines. Sunday's first round of municipal and regional elections -- with the spectre of snap elections now hanging over the result -- expectedly dominated the headlines in Athens' Sunday papers: AVGHI: "Landmark vote for future". AVRIANI: "Negative vote to George (Papandreou, the premier) and to (EU-ECB-IMF) troika". CHORA: "No to occupation. Vote against government representatives of the memorandum". ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "We can do without the IMF. Vote NO to memorandum". ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "We're in elections now". ETHNOS: The newspaper banners a front-page election-day interview by PM George Papandreou, with the headline "We're not playing with the country's future". FREE SUNDAY: "This is how they're (EU Commission) preparing (Greece's) 'controlled bankruptcy'." KATHIMERINI: "What Mr. Papandreou is afraid of; the 'troika's' concerns".  PARON (weekly): "Election (bombs) to explode (today)". PROTO THEMA (weekly): "They're chasing off 10 percent (of civil servants) via early retirement". REALNEWS (weekly): "George's (Papandreou) dilemma". RIZOSPASTIS: The communist party-affiliated paper banners a headline calling for votes of the candidates it backs. TO VIMA: "They're (two major parties) afraid of (election-day) surprises, shunning snap election". VETO (weekly): "Ballot boxes sending explosive message". VRADYNI: "All of the new, painful (austerity) measures. How our lives will change with cut-backs".

PM: Result of Sunday polls crucial. Stability for the country or further adventures was the wager at stake in Sunday's local government elections, Prime Minister George Papandreou repeated in an interview published by the newspaper "Ta Nea" on Saturday. Papandreou strongly criticized the opposition parties and especially main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras for adopting anti-Memorandum rhetoric, accusing them of populism and sacrificing the country's best interests to the final tally in the ballot box. "Without a trace of compunction, for months now, they have considered that the local government elections would be a good opportunity to wound our national struggle. To outbid each other in populism, contend in demagoguery, with the exclusive goal of 'scalding' the government," Papandreou noted. "All they care about is to be able to say on the night of the elections that PASOK was defeated and that, therefore, the effort we are making to extricate the country from the great impasse has been defeated. That the government has lost the legitimacy to continue its policies," he added.

Papandreou emphasised that his statements about holding early general elections if PASOK was defeated were not a bluff. Noting that this was not his preferred course, he nevertheless stressed that his decisions would be guided by what he considered best for the country and that the results of the first Sunday would be crucial in making his decision. "On November 7 the citizens have an opportunity to give a clear answer concerning the country's course: forward to stability and self-evident changes or backward to adventures," he stressed. Papandreou also denied that he was considering "flight" from the prime minister's office - such as by taking up a post in the United Nations - underlining that "my duty is here, to my country, with the mandate given to me by the Greek people". He repeated, however, that his only criterion for making decisions was whether the country's course toward stability was threatened, in which case the "sovereign people will have to make their decisions". "The message from the ballot boxes will be of definitive importance, especially that in the first Sunday for the regional authorities," he said.

The first round of local government elections using the new 'Kallikratis' is due in Greece on Sunday, November 7, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. This election introduces a number of new elements following the sweeping changes to the boundaries of local authorities under the Kallikratis plan, which greatly reduced the number of municipalities but also made them much larger, while abolishing the second-tier local authorities governing prefectures and introducing 13 elected regional authority governors. The recent announcement by Prime Minister George Papandreou that a poor result for PASOK may lead him to consider the prospect of early general elections has also raised the stakes a great deal higher than is usual for a local government election. In areas where there is no clear winner during the first round of elections, there will be a second round on November 14 at the same times and using the same procedure.

If the vote fails to take place in a municipality or in one or more polling stations for any reason, another election will be held on Wednesday, November 10. Those eligible to vote for municipal councils and mayors are Greek nationals resident in the municipality that are over 18 and registered in their municipality or community electoral roll, as well as nationals of any of the 26 European Union member-states that are over 18, permanent residents of Greece and registered in the special electoral rolls of the municipality where they reside (up until August 31, 2010). Those eligible to vote for regional authority officials do not include EU member-state citizens, Greek expatriates without Greek nationality and legal residents from third countries.

Those deprived of their rights to vote cannot vote in these elections. Those that have no obligation to vote in the elections are foreign nationals, those aged over 70 and those that are more than 200 kilometres from the polling station where they vote (this must be certified by the municipality in the location they are in). Those wanting to vote must display either a police ID card or temporary replacement issued by a proper authority, or a valid passport, or a driving licence, or social insurance fund booklet. Voters not included in the electoral roll that have not been deprived of their voting rights can apply to the municipality or community where they are registered in order to request a certificate that they are registered in the municipal register in order to exercise their voting rights.

PS. Greece's prime minister dropped his threat to call an early election Sunday, saying [based on preliminary results, that] Greeks had shown in crucial local elections they wanted his government to continue with the austerity measures aimed at pulling the debt-ridden country out of a severe financial crisis. But George Papandreou's governing so called 'socialists' lost significant ground.

06.11.2010. Ad local election tomorrow: Boycott the most authoritarian parties, including Papandreo's PASOK. Vote for the most libertarian parties, the center. For a movement in libertarian direction...

The local election is mainly a referendum about the policy of Prime Minister George Papandreou and his so called "socialist" party PASOK. Vote NO to this policy, boycott Papandreo's PASOK. Also boycott the other most authoritarian parties. Vote for the most libertarian parties, the center. For a movement in libertarian direction, as soon as possible do away with the present top-heavy social pyramid, i.e. a populist regime with ochlarchy. 1. For higher degree of socialism, less degree of capitalism, i.e. economical plutarchy. 2. For a higher degree of autonomy, less degree of statism. 3. For a movement of the societal system in horizontal direction, i.e. more efficiency and fairness.

The Greek system seen all in all is mainly populist. Despite the so called "socialist" government, the system seen all in all is mainly populist, a moderate, parliamentarian form of fascism, with about 58% authoritarian degree and about 42% libertarian degree, ranked as no 25 of the countries in the world according to libertarian degree. The degree of capitalism is estimated to about 52,1% and the degree of statism to about 63,4%, i.e. both significant. A third of Greeks live close to the poverty line or under. The poverty limit is drawn at an income of 470 euros a month per adult (2008). Slowly but steadily a 'third world' is being created inside Greece, an EU member state with a population of 11 million.

05.11.2010. CNN reports: Greece resumes air shipments after bombings. Anarchists not blamed. Greece has resumed air delivery of packages outside the country after a 48-hour suspension, a spokesman for the prime minister's office said Friday. The country imposed the suspension amid a wave of attempted bombings against international targets this week. Police have discovered 14 parcel bombs emanating from Greece, most of which were sent to various embassies in Athens. Police intercepted and destroyed most of them in controlled explosions, but a woman at a courier office was wounded by one of the devices and another exploded in the courtyard of the Swiss Embassy.

Other parcel bombs were addressed to European targets including the leaders of Germany and Italy. Two men accused of participating in the bombings were remanded into custody Thursday. They were arrested in Athens on Monday in possession of two parcel bombs, Glock pistols, a bulletproof vest, and a wig. Panagiotis Argyrou, 22, and Gerasimos Tsakalos, 24 were also in possession of a delivery slip for another parcel containing an explosive device which had been delivered to a courier service and was addressed to the Dutch Embassy, police said.

Hellenic Police spokesman Maj. Athanasios Kokkalakis called the two suspects "important members of a terrorist group." Before this week's attacks, Argyrou already faced an arrest warrant for his alleged membership in an illegal organization called the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. Greek authorities have stressed that they believe the wave of letter bombs is the work of a home-grown Greek terrorist group that does not have ties to international organizations like al-Qaeda.

CNN and some other main newsmedia are reporting more balanced also today, but 'marxist' seems to be a 'holy cow' in this connection, see yesterday's rhetorical question. However the case is mostly going out of the headlines.

By the way, Greece's prime minister said he would have no choice but to call an early national election if voters rejected his austerity policy in local polls on Sunday, according to an interview with Italian magazine Panorama.

04.11.2010. Newsmedia! Stop uncritical publishing of the lies of the Greek police! This message is mainly directed to domestic and international newsmedia. Usually newsmedia are asking critical questions, and presenting different views. Why not in this case? Why not tell the truth Big Brothers? Big Brothers here mean similar to Orwellian '1984' newspeak Big Brother liemachine newsmedia...

Take a look at the lies of the spokesperson of the Greek police, Kokkalakis, falsely calling one of the terrorists "anarchist", and the proof that the terrorists are marxist leftwing extremist, and not anarchists, in the report of 03.11.2010, and make up your own opinion... The lies of Kokkalakis are at the bottom of the report of 03.11.2010 below...

See also the AIIS-indexpage www.anarchy.no, today declaring: The terrorism in Greece is done by marxist leftwing extremists. No anarchists involved. Proof and more information: Click here!

NB! 'Extreme left anarchist groups' do not exist, not on the economic-political map - and not in reality...

The Greek authorities, the marxist government, falsely postulates the opposite, to among others Reuters: "All evidence shows this is a clear domestic case, with no connection with international terrorism," Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said on Wednesday. "The evidence so far shows we are dealing with extreme left, anarchist groups." Droutsas, for the Greek government, and Reuters and other newsmedia publishing this lie, get Brown Cards from the IAT-APT.

Later: We have seen several more balanced reports in the evening, but no newsmedia have mentioned the word 'marxist' in this connection except the AIIS. Is 'marxist' a holy cow of the newsmedia? That is in connection with this terrorism, that de facto is done by extreme leftwing marxists! ... And the so called 'anarchist terrorists' around the beginning of the 20th century/late 19th century, have all been expulsed from the anarchist movement post mortem, and are thus not real anarchists.

03.11.2010. Proof that marxists, not anarchists, are behind the terrorism. The truth about the terrorism in Greece: The anarchists once more condemn these terrorist attacks. They are practically certain done by marxist extremists, not anarchists. Greece halts mail, hunts for bombing suspects. Brown Cards to the lier police-spokesman Maj. Thanassis Kokkalakis, CNN, and the marxist leftwing extremists Panagiotis Argyrou and Gerasimos Tsakalos.

Proof that marxists, not anarchists, are behind the terrorism in Greece

A "litmus test" of whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism

1. Terrorism is extremist, ultra-authoritarian acts, de facto very much a top down approach, se notes on extremism and anarchy at IAT-APT International Branch. Extremism is either marxist, fascist or liberalist, practically certain not anarchist, because an anarchist acting ultra-authoritarian/extremist stops to be an anarchist, and will be expulsed from the anarchist movement. All terrorists falsely called anarchists historically are expulsed from the anarchist movement post mortem, because they were not real anarchists. And all terrorists falsely called anarchists, of our time, are in general also expulsed from the anarchist movement via Brown Cards by IAT-APT. NB! Terrorists are thus not anarchists! The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense, a bottom up approach, and that excludes terrorism, a top down approach.

To be an anarchist or not is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia or others. It is not the outspoken aim - agenda, if any, that counts. The real aim is the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchists actions are actions that in consequence move (or keep) the social organization in horizontal direction, and that excludes terrorism because this is actions that in consequence have a top down approach, vertical organization - a form of government. Terrorists and terrorism may be anti-government in the meaning against the present government, but terrorism is in itself government - ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and thus not anarchist or anarchy. Practically certain anarchism and anarchy cannot be created by the opposite - ochlarchy and ochlarchism - a form of government/state.

2. Terrorist actions are extremist/ultra-authoritarian and if capitalist/economical plutarchist, typically profit-motivated, the action is either fascist or liberalist, not anarchist or marxist. Ultra-authoritarian fascists in consequence also act for a "strong man", extremist liberalists not. Fascist terrorists often also have nationalist motives. Liberalist and fascist terrorism are rightwing extremism (with the rare exception of left-fascist/populist/nazi etc. terrorism which is a form of leftwing extremism).

3. If extremist acts are anti-capitalist, they are socialist, and thus ultra-authoritarian socialism, i.e. a form of marxism - governmental/state-socialism, not liberalist or fascist, and not anarchist. What is a hallmark of marxist  extremism? Violent attacks on symbols of capitalism and/or the (capitalist - according to marxism) state is a marxist strategy of vanguardism, similar to the marxist-leninist terrorist organizations the Italian Red Brigades (BR) and German RAF (Baader Meinhof), etc. Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, see also 1 and 2. So if there are extremist attacks on symbols of capitalism and state, it is marxist leftwing extremists, not anarchists behind. Thus terrorism that attacks symbols of capitalism and state, are done by marxist extremists, leftwingers, and not anarchists.

In short: persons that are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and terrorist ochlarchist, and thus de facto authoritarian  - are authoritarian socialists - government/state-socialists, i.e. marxists - not anarchists. They may be anti-government, in the meaning against the present government, but terrorism is in itself government - ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and thus not anarchist or anarchy. Persons that try to replace one form of goverment - the present - introducing another form of government - ochlarchy, are not anarchists. Practically certain anarchism and anarchy cannot be created by the opposite - ochlarchy and ochlarchism - a form of government/state. Ochlarchists including terrorists are the opposite of anarchists. Anti-capitalist terrorists (ochlarchists) are de facto marxists - not anarchists - and should thus never be labeled anarchists, but instead be called what they really are - marxists.

4. Using this "litmus test", 1-3 we find that most terrorism world wide is done by marxist, leftwing, extremists, or rightwing extremists, practically certain never anarchists. In the future the people, police, authorities and newsmedia should use this "litmus test" when reporting about who is behind terrorism.

5. To mix up opposites as anarchists with terrorists, a form of ochlarchists, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. Such Big Brother notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists and terrorists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency - according to the Oslo Convention, - to newsmedia and others that are spreading such disinformation.

6. In addition to 1.-5. only a few facts are necessary to find out whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism. And terrorists are practically certain not anarchists!

Brown Cards to Europol and director Rob Wainwright

Orwellian "1984" newspeak Big Brother lie-report from Europol about so called "anarchist" terrorists in Europe, in reality ochlarchists and not anarchists

In the "TE-SAT 2010 EU TERRORISM SITUATION AND TREND REPORT", see Europol - European Police - TE-SAT 2010, Europol declares: "The agenda of anarchist terrorist groups is usually revolutionary, anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian. Not all Member States distinguish between activities of left-wing and anarchist terrorist groups in their contributions. For this reason, both categories are discussed in the same chapter of this report. Greece, Italy and Spain reported 40 attacks by leftwing and anarchist terrorists. Actions by anarchist groups are becoming more violent and sometimes well planned. After a quiet period of two years, the FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale) claimed two attacks in Italy which targeted the director of the CIE (Centro di Identifi cazione ed Espulsione), and the Bocconi University in Milan."

The so called "anarchist terrorists" mentioned, in Greece, Italy and Spain, the Italian "FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale)" being the only such group mentioned by name in Europol's report, are in reality terrorist ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists, and have got Brown Cards from IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not members of the anarchist movement. Using the "litmustest" above on the mentioned cases, it is clear that the so called "anarchist terrorists" mentioned by Europol, in reality are marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists - NOT anarchists..

Europol's terrorist accusations against anarchists are completely false. The truth is that no anarchists in Greece, Italy and Spain or other places on Earth have participated in terrorist attacks, i.e. ochlarchical actions, not now and not before. Ochlarchy is mob rule broadly defined including terrorism. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense, see, say, direct action. The mentioned violence including terrorism is not of this kind, and are done by extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists.

Anarchists should in general not be mixed up with left-wingers. Anarchists are not extremists and have less than 50% authoritarian degree, and are found in the middle and upwards on the economic-political map, while the extreme left have more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, are totalitarian, see System theory and economic political map. Anarchists are real democrats, not the opposite, i.e. extremists and totalitarian.

To mix up opposites as anarchists with terrorists, a form of ochlarchists, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. Such Big Brother notes in the media broadly defined, including Europol's report, also produce copycat ochlarchists and terrorists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency - according to the Oslo Convention, - this time to Europol and director Rob Wainwright and newsmedia spreading their disinformation. The trial and Brown Card verdict against Europol by IAT-APT, happened 22.07.2010. Europol has no public e-mail address, but the IAT-APT has posted a message to Europol on their "Media Request" mail-form with a link to this resolution.

Proof that marxists, not anarchists, are behind the terrorism in Greece

I. The terrorism, bomb and arson attacks etc. in Greece, are clearly done by a) anticapitalists, i.e. socialists, and b) according to 1. in the "litmus test" ultra-authoritarians.

II. All authoritarian socialists are marxists, on the economic-political map, see System theory and economic political map  .

III. Thus, the terrorism, in Greece, is practically certain done by marxists - not anarchists! I and II logically implicate III. Q.E.D.
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The truth about the terrorism in Greece: The anarchists once more condemn these terrorist attacks. They are practically certain done by marxist extremists, not anarchists. Greece halts mail, hunts for bombing suspects.

Greece stopped all airborne parcels headed overseas and screened thousands of packages Wednesday in an attempt to stop a spate of bombings blamed on Greek militants, especially the marxist far left group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, targeting diplomatic missions and European leaders. A 48-hour ban on all outgoing parcel deliveries abroad took effect after mail bombs reached the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and halted flights for hours at Italy's Bologna airport, where a package addressed to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi caught fire. The attacks, which followed an unsuccessful Yemen-based mail bomb plot, highlighted the difficulty of keeping bombs out of the international delivery system. Several European governments urged vigilance but didn't say they were increasing measures already in place at leaders' offices.

Merkel, however, called for improved checks on cargo deliveries. "This incident and the problem that we had at the chancellery with a suspect package must give cause to better coordinate checks on cargo inside Europe ... and then as far as possible worldwide," Merkel told the daily Passauer Neue Presse. Three of the bombs exploded or caught fire in Athens, causing minor damage and leaving one delivery service employee burned. Police investigators said none of the devices examined so far contained lethal amounts of explosives - unlike those used by the Yemeni militants. Government spokesman George Petalotis said that the Greek mail bombs had no link to Islamist groups.

Authorities are questioning two suspects arrested Monday in connection with the bombings, and released the photographs of five other suspects believed to be associated with them. The suspects, most in their early 20s, have been linked to the marxist militant group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire. Greece has suffered a spike in militant attacks - including a deadly letter bombing earlier this year - since massive riots in 2008 triggered by a police shooting of a teenage boy. The country was plagued by far-left terrorism in the 1980s and 1990s, with more than 20 people killed in gunfire and bombing attacks. Although the deadliest of these organizations were eradicated over the past decade, their attacks have inspired several small radical marxist or nihilist groups violently opposed to capitalism and all forms of state authority.

Believed to recruit from students who often clash with police in Greece's frequent protests, these groups have come to dominate domestic political violence in recent years. But they are seen as lacking the sophistication and tight organization of the older far-left groups. "Clearly we are dealing with amateurs but those are amateurs who got worldwide attention," said Greek terrorism expert Mary Bossi. "The suspects are all young but I have some reservations on who might be guiding them." Prime Minister George Papandreou said the government would be "unyielding" in its pursuit of the bombers, whose attacks he linked with the debt-ridden country's financial woes. "Democracies cannot be terrorized," Papandreou said. "These irresponsible and mindless acts were intended to harm the Greek people's huge effort to set the country to rights, to set the economy on its feet and for the country to regain its credibility. They will not succeed. We will not succumb."

But terrorism experts say Greek police face a difficult task in trying to shut down the mail bombing campaign. "It's very difficult to prevent the initiation of this kind of attack ... The initiative lies with the people who want to mount the attack, not with the authorities," said Michael McKinley, a senior lecturer in International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra. McKinley said fully screening all mail would "bring the Greek postal system to a halt" while catching the five remaining suspects might not stop the problem. "It depends how many committed people are following them," he said. "I most cases of homemade explosives, the people involved are not very expert. So effectively this problem when you have an open society: If people are determined to cause a problem they can do." Also Wednesday, police said 11 cars were burned in overnight arson attacks, most using small cooking gas canisters, including eight vehicles owned by the state electricity company. This is also a form of terrorism.

In the evening CNN reports that all in all 13 parcel bombs have been discovered by the Greek police so far.

The truth about the terrorism in Greece: The anarchists once more condemn these terrorist attacks. They are practically certain done by marxist extremists, not anarchists.

Euronews reports: A manhunt is on for members of the Greek far-left anti-capitalist group Conspiracy of [Cells of] Fire. Athens has linked a two-day international mail bomb campaign aimed at government and institutional targets in Greece and abroad with militant youths with no proven links to other extremist organisations... Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has threatened to call a snap parliamentary election if voters do not back his austerity policies in local polls to be held this Sunday. Postal service to outside Greece has been suspended until Thursday evening.

France24 and AFP reports: A "Greek organisation belonging to the anti-establishment movement is very likely" behind the attempted attacks, Athens police spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis told AFP. Police arrested two men, aged 22 and 24, suspected of links to a far-left group on Monday after the discovery of the first booby-trapped packages. The 22-year-old was a suspected member of Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, a far-left group that appeared in 2008 and has carried out a wave of arson and minor bomb attacks on the offices and homes of politicians.

Brown Cards to the lier police-spokesman Maj. Thanassis Kokkalakis, and CNN, that reported: A series of parcel bombs targeting embassies in Greece and officials across Europe "are not related to international terrorism and groups like al-Qaeda," Greek government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis said Wednesday. Police spokesman Maj. Thanassis Kokkalakis added that two suspects arrested in the case are "domestic terrorists without international connections." Two men arrested after the explosion at the courier office have been charged in connection to terrorism. The Citizens Protection Ministry named them as Panagiotis Argyrou, 22, and Gerasimos Tsakalos, 24. Both are Greek nationals, police said, and one of them is a suspected member of the Greek leftist militant group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. "Now we have a good start to continue our efforts to disarm these terrorists," said Kokkalakis, who said there was a warrant on one of the arrested men, saying he was a member of the militant group. "The other one is an anarchist," he said. "We just know he is an anarchist. ... They want to disturb the daily life of Greek society. They try to disturb everything we have built as a country." Police said they are looking for five other men in their 20s who seem to have links to the same group, but they have not yet linked the group to the spate of bombings.

The fact is that both the two mentioned arrested, Panagiotis Argyrou, 22, and Gerasimos Tsakalos, 24, are marxist leftwing extremists, not anarchists, see proof above. They also get Brown Cards from IAT-APT, and in case one or both of the arrested claim to be anarchists, they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and are thus not anarchists - according to the Oslo Convention. NB! Panagiotis Argyrou, 22, and Gerasimos Tsakalos, 24, are thus not anarchists!

PS. 04.11.2010. Bomb disposal experts destroyed a suspicious package returned by the French embassy Thursday, i.e. the 14th. Greek police are investigating links to Italian marxist leftwing extremists, falsely called 'anarchists' by the police, thus they continue with more lies! The two arrested suspects were both formally remanded in pretrial prison custody Thursday. They have been charged with membership in a terrorist group and multiple terrorism-related offenses.

02.11.2010. Brown Cards to David Lea and Reuters, France24 and AFP, Associated Press, CBC and many more. We are living in the middle of a mainly Big Brother "1984" world. When will these and similar horrible lies stop? More about yesterdays terrorist attack. New terrorist attack, against the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland etc.

Katimerini reports: Two terrorist suspects held for letter bombs. One hurt in blast; 3 devices intercepted.

Officers of the police's counter-terrorism unit yesterday were questioning two suspected members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire who are believed to be responsible for a letter bomb that exploded at a courier firm east of central Athens and another three similar devices – addressed to two embassies in Athens and to French President Nicolas Sarkozy – which police managed to intercept. Police were dispatched to the courier firm in Pangrati at around noon, after a package addressed to the Mexican Embassy in Athens exploded in the hands of a female employee who suffered minor burns to her hands. Using physical descriptions given by witnesses at the courier company, police caught up with the assailants shortly after the blast. Later yesterday, police released photographs of the suspects – both Greeks, aged 22 and 24.

The suspects had both been wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying Glock 9 mm pistols as well as a bag that was found to contain two more letter bombs – one addressed to the French President, the other to the Belgian Embassy in Athens. One of the suspects was found to be carrying a receipt from another courier company, located close to the first one. Police rushed to the second courier firm and collected the package – another letter bomb addressed to the Netherlands Embassy. Bomb disposal experts destroyed the three letter bombs in controlled explosions.

Police did not determine the composition of the bombs yesterday but they are each believed to have comprised small quantities of gunpowder and a battery. According to sources, the package that had been addressed to Sarkozy bore the name of Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos as the purported sender. As for the package addressed to the Belgian Embassy, that had ostensibly been sent by criminologist Yiannis Panousis. A similar tactic was used in June with a bomb that detonated inside the Citizens' Protection Ministry, killing the aide to the then minister, Michalis Chrysochoidis. The name written as the sender of the package was Christos Karavellas, a key suspect in the Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal. For anarchist point of view see the report of 01.11.2010.

New terrorist attack, against the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland etc. Parcel bombs target Swiss, Bulgarian embassies in Athens. A bomb exploded at the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland, the Swiss Confederation, in Athens on Tuesday but there were no reports of injuries. Police later carried out a controlled explosion on a separate parcel bomb located at the Bulgarian embassy.

Greek police carried out a controlled explosion of a package sent to the Bulgarian embassy Tuesday and a small device exploded outside the Swiss embassy, a day after the discovery of a parcel-bombing campaign in Athens. A police source said a passerby threw a device at the Swiss embassy, causing a small explosion. Nobody was hurt. A bomb disposal unit detonated a suspect package that had been mailed to the Bulgarian embassy elsewhere in the capital. On Monday, several booby-trapped packages addressed to other embassies and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were defused and police arrested two men suspected of links to a far-left group.

Later, German police disarmed a potentially harmful package from Greece at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office, hours after similar small mail bombs exploded outside the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens in attacks blamed on Greek far-left extremists. Police late Tuesday named the suspects as 22-year-old Panagiotis Argyros, and 24-year-old Gerasimos Tsakalos. They are both ultra-authoritarian marxists, not anarchists.

The anarchists strongly condemn this direct terrorist attack on anarchy and anarchism, probably done by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, a.k.a. Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire and Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, a marxist red & brown ultra-authoritarian far left extremist ochlarchy and terrorist group. For more information about the Anarchy of Switzerland, see (click on:) IJA 1 (37).

Reuters reports: "The prime suspects would have to be the anarchists or far left as usual. If this is it, the story will fade but if there's another flurry tomorrow it's a different matter," said Control Risks Western Europe analyst, David Lea. NB! In fact no anarchists have been involved in terrorism in Greece, not now and not before, and thus David Lea and Reuters get Brown Cards from IAT-APT, for this false insinuation and accusation. France24 and AFP also get Brown Cards for a similar remark: "Cars with diplomatic licence plates are also regularly targeted in late-night arson attacks blamed on anarchists." Arson attacks are also terrorism.

Associated Press continues the lies: "Greece has a vocal anarchist political fringe that opposes most forms of state authority - particularly the police and party democracy - as well as capitalism and globalization. In recent decades, small radical anarchist or nihilist groups have staged attacks ranging from nighttime car burnings to bomb and gunfire attacks on symbols of state power and wealth - including the U.S. embassy in Athens," and gets another Brown Card. CBC (Canada) also gets a Brown Card, falsely declaring: "One of the men was wanted in connection with an investigation into a radical anarchist group known as Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of small bomb and arson attacks over the past two years."

And all the Orwellian "1984" Big Brother newspeak liemachine newsmedia world wide with similar remarks, many quoting Reuters and Associated Press, get Brown Cards. We are living in the middle of a mainly Big Brother "1984" world. See the report of 11-12.09.2010 for a similar case. When will these and similar horrible lies stop?

Later BBC reports: Bombs target embassies in Greek capital Athens. Bombs have exploded at the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens and several other suspicious packages have been destroyed, police say. A suspected bomb was destroyed at the Bulgarian embassy and another, posted to the Chilean embassy, in a van. No-one was hurt in the explosions, which came a day after four parcel bombs were found in the city. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant in Athens says it appears to be a co-ordinated attack by an extreme left-wing group. First reports said the device at the Swiss embassy had been thrown into a courtyard, but police later said it had been left at the entrance. "When the external packaging was removed, the contents burst into flames," a police spokesman said.

The Bulgarian embassy was sealed off as experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspected parcel bomb. Another suspected device addressed to the Chilean embassy was found in a delivery van outside the Greek parliament and destroyed, police said. Officials said another was intercepted at the offices of a courier company addressed to the German embassy.

Sarkozy parcel. "It seems this is a continuation of yesterday's attacks and that Greek guerrillas are behind it, but we are still investigating," police spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis told Reuters. On Monday a parcel bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy in Athens blew up at a courier office, slightly injuring an employee. Police later arrested two suspects and found two more bombs, one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the other to the Belgian embassy. A fourth bomb was found at a delivery company addressed to the Dutch embassy.

Terrorism experts suspect the co-ordinated campaign is the work of a group called the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, which is trying to spark revolution in Greece during the current period of austerity. The parcel bombs have raised anxiety levels in Greece in the run up to this weekend's vital local elections, our correspondent says. The elections are seen as a referendum on the socialist government's handling of the economic crisis and Prime Minister George Papandreou has warned he may call a general election if his party is soundly defeated.

CNN reports: Explosions outside Swiss, Russian Embassies in Greece. No one was injured Tuesday in separate explosions outside the Swiss and Russian Embassies here, police said, a day after a parcel bomb addressed to another embassy exploded and wounded one person. The object at the Swiss Embassy was a small bomb that was thrown into the building's courtyard, police said. A separate explosion happened outside the Russian Embassy, police said. It wasn't immediately known what type of device caused that explosion. Police carried out controlled explosions Tuesday of three other suspicious parcels, all addressed to different embassies. Authorities said they detonated a package at the Bulgarian Embassy and a suspicious package addressed to the Chilean Embassy, after a courier carrying the latter parcel thought it might contain an explosive device.

The third parcel was addressed to the German Embassy, but it was detonated near a courier office because embassy officials thought it might be a parcel bomb and sent it back, police said. Monday, a parcel bomb addressed to the Mexican Embassy exploded at the same private courier company and wounded a woman there. Two suspects were arrested after police cordoned off the surrounding area, the ministry said. Both were wearing wigs and one of them was wearing a bulletproof vest. Both also were carrying Glock 9mm pistols and were in possession of two other explosive parcels, including one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the ministry and police said. The other was addressed to the Belgian Embassy. The packages were detonated by police. The arrested men are in their early 20s and are both Greek nationals, police said. One of them is a suspected member of the Greek leftist militant group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. Another parcel bomb was found nearby Monday at another courier company in the same area. It was addressed to the Dutch Embassy.

In the evening AIIS reports: Greek parcel bomb plot targets Merkel and Athens embassies. A parcel bomb plot in Greece Tuesday targeted foreign embassies, an airport in Athens and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with two devices exploding at the Russian embassy and the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland. Parcel bombs exploded at the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens and devices sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and three other embassies were intercepted Tuesday in concerted attacks linked to left-wing extremists, i.e. ultra-authoritarian marxists.Two parcels containing explosives hidden inside hollowed-out books were destroyed in controlled explosions at Athens airport late Tuesday as Greek police struggled to contain the attacks, first uncovered on Monday.

But it remained unclear if similar packages had already left the country aboard planes. The device addressed to Merkel reached her offices in Berlin before being intercepted, the chancellery said. It was delivered by courier company UPS. Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the parcel contained explosives and had been mailed from Greece on Sunday. The device was built in the same way as the bomb that burst into flames at the Swiss embassy in Athens earlier Tuesday, he said. That parcel was left at the entrance to the Swiss embassy and ignited into flames when it was being examined by staff, the Swiss foreign ministry said. "The burst of flame occurred when employees were removing the external wrapping of the package," the ministry said.

Police said in a statement that a second booby-trapped package exploded at the Russian embassy without causing injury, adding the package was already being treated with suspicion by staff. "A Greek organisation belonging to the [so called] anti-establishment movement is very likely" behind the attacks, Athens police spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis told AFP. The explosions in both cases were reported to be small, and there were no injuries. Police said a total of five parcel bombs had been discovered in the capital on Tuesday before the two were found at the airport. Controlled explosions were carried out by police on suspect packages addressed to the German, Chilean and Bulgarian embassies. Those packages were similar to four devices sent to embassies in the Greek capital that were intercepted on Monday, including one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The campaign comes ahead of local elections on Sunday and during a period of social malaise after deep austerity measures adopted by the so called "socialist" government to battle an "unprecedented debt crisis". A Greek foreign ministry official said on Tuesday that embassy security had been strengthened and missions were warned to take extra vigilance when handling their correspondence. "We have taken additional security measures and all embassies have been notified since Monday to be vigilant over their correspondence," foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras told AFP. "Things are under control."

On Monday, a package addressed to the Mexican embassy ignited, burning the hand of a female worker in a courier company. The package intended for the Chilean embassy was destroyed outside the Greek parliament after the courier carrying it asked police stationed nearby to check it and explosives were detected inside, the police said. The parcel for the German embassy was destroyed by controlled explosion outside a courier company where the embassy had returned it as suspect. Police arrested two men suspected of links to a far-left marxist group on Monday after the discovery of the first booby-trapped packages. The two men arrested on Monday, aged 22 and 24, were armed with handguns. One of them was also wearing a bulletproof jacket and a wig. According to investigators, they had refused to identify themselves or to cooperate with the authorities. Police late Tuesday named the suspects as 22-year-old Panagiotis Argyros, and 24-year-old Gerasimos Tsakalos. They are both ultra-authoritarian marxists, not anarchists.

The 22-year-old had been wanted by police as a suspected member of Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, a far-left marxist group that appeared in 2008 and has carried out a wave of arson and minor bomb attacks on the offices and homes of politicians. Attacks on government and police targets are commonplace in Greece and are usually attributed to left-wing extremists, i.e. ultra-authoritarian marxists. Parcel bombs are rare but a similar device fatally injured the then police minister's security chief in June after being smuggled into the heavily-guarded ministry building.

According to Euronews two bomb packages have been intercepted at the city's airport – bound for Europol and the European Court of Justice. By Tuesday evening, at least 11 mail bombs had been detected in the Greek capital - one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and eight to the embassies of Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Chile, the Netherlands and Belgium. Two more were destroyed in controlled explosions at the Athens airport - one as mentioned addressed to the European Union's highest court in Luxembourg and the other to law enforcement agency Europol in the Netherlands.

Later, according to Greek police: Suspicious package examined in Italy. Greek police say a suspicious package addressed to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi and found on board a private mail courier company plane is being examined at Bologna airport. The package comes after a wave of mail bombs were sent to a.o.t foreign embassies in Greece and to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office. Police spokesman Athanassios Kokalakis says the plane took off from Athens airport at about 9.45 p.m. Tuesday (19.00 GMT, 3 p.m. EDT) Tuesday and was to head to Paris and Liege. He said the suspicious package was detected and the plane landed in Bologna in Italy, where experts were examining it.

Greek terrorist groups, especially the marxist far left group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, are suspected of mounting the attacks targeting embassies in Athens and international organizations and foreign leaders abroad. If that is confirmed, it would mark a dramatic escalation for organizations that have never before attempted to strike targets abroad. The campaign used small devices that only caused one injury and minimal damage. But it highlights the difficulty of keeping bombs out of the international delivery system - also a target of Yemen-based militants armed with more powerful and potentially deadly explosives. Security at all embassies in Athens has been increased and authorities on Tuesday suspended all international mail deliveries from Greece for 48 hours for further checks.

01.11.2010. The marxist far left group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire behind new terrorist attack. The anarchists condemn the attack. Brown Cards to Greek police and France24. A woman was wounded after a package exploded at a private delivery company in Athens on Monday, while two other suspected bombs were destroyed by controlled blasts in the capital, police officials said. A parcel bomb exploded at 12.40 p.m. in the hands of a courier company employee in Pangrati as she picked up a package destined for Mexico that had been left by unidentified persons at the Swift Mail courier office a few minutes earlier. The female employee suffered injuries to her fingers from the explosion, which was described as being of mild, and was rushed to hospital.

Police immediately launched an investigation and, based on descriptions provided by eyewitnesses, quickly spotted another booby-trapped parcel that had been left at another nearby courier service office in Pangrati. The second parcel bomb, left at the offices of ACS couriers, was destined for The Netherlands. Police shortly afterwards spotted two people fitting the eyewitnesses' descriptions in a nearby street, who were arrested at Rizari Street by the police unit "Dias". They were carrying handguns, wigs, and one of them was also wearing a bulletproof vest, they said. One of the two men arrested is a suspected member of the Greek leftist militant group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, a.k.a. Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire and Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei.

State-run NET television reported that two of the parcels had been addressed to the embassies of Mexico and the Netherlands in Athens, but authorities did not immediately confirm the report. The Dutch Foreign Ministry confirmed that a parcel intercepted at the delivery firm was addressed to the Dutch embassy, but declined to comment on the type of explosives or why the Netherlands embassy was targeted. Details of the two male suspects, described as being Greek by police, were not given. Greek far-left and militant groups have used mail bombs in the past against government ministries and businesses. Earlier this year a senior official at the country's public order ministry was killed in a letter bomb blast which was addressed to the minister. Police in Athens also said they had arrested four people on Monday after uncovering a plot to send parcel bombs to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and three foreign embassies in the Greek capital. Police said one of the four people arrested was a suspected member of an obscure group that specialises in arson attacks on offices and homes of politicians, Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei.

One of the packages, addressed to Mexico's embassy in Athens, as mentioned, ignited as it was being sorted in the headquarters of the courier company, slightly injuring a female employee. "There was no explosion but we saw smoke coming out and heard a woman shouting," a neighbour told state television NET. "I took a fire extinguisher into the room. It was full of smoke and smelled of gunpowder, you needed a mask to go in there." The two men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested in the central district of Pangrati.Police said in a statement that they were intending to mail a total of four parcel bombs, adding that they were both armed with Glock handguns. One of the men wore a bullet-proof vest and a wig. From a postal slip found on the suspects, the police tracked down and exploded a second parcel at a neighbouring courier company, addressed to the Dutch embassy.

Two more devices found on the detainees were intended for French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the Belgian embassy, the police said. The Dutch foreign ministry said it had been informed by the Greek authorities "and remain in close contact with them." Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei had also planted a small explosive device in a garbage bin outside the Greek parliament in January, after police claimed to have arrested several of the group's members in raids around the capital. Attacks on government and police targets are relatively frequent in Greece and are commonly attributed to left-wing extremists, though they are usually designed to avoid causing injury. Parcel bombs are rare, but a similar device fatally injured the then police minister's security chief in June after being smuggled into the heavily-guarded ministry building. Police have not linked any known group to that attack. Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei appeared in early 2008, and has continued operating despite the arrest of nine of its purported members last year. [Sources: Phantis and ABC-news.] The anarchists condemn the attack.

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, a.k.a. Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire and Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, is a marxist red & brown ultra-authoritarian far left extremist ochlarchy and terrorist group - not anarchist.

The Greek police falsely postulates that Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire is an anarchist group, a lie that France24 also publishes, quoting: "Police said both suspects arrested Monday were Greek, and one was suspected of belonging to Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, a domestic anarchist group that has carried out dozens of crude bomb and arson attacks."... and both the Greek police and France24 get Brown Cards from IAT-APT. See the report of 11-12.09.2010 for a similar case. PS. Also the Associated Press published the same lie, and gets a Brown Card.

11.10.2010. Epaminondas Korkoneas has been sentenced to life in prison. A Greek policeman has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a schoolboy in 2008, an incident that sparked mass unrest. A court in the town of Amfissa convicted Epaminondas Korkoneas, 38, of intentionally killing 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. He was shot dead on 6 December 2008 in the Athens neighbourhood of Exarchia. Korkoneas's patrol partner, Vassilios Saraliotis, 32, was given a 10-year jail sentence for complicity. Source: BBC.

29.09.2010. Protests in Greece and world wide. Direct action by IWW.

Greek bus and trolley drivers walked off the job for several hours, and Athens' metro and tram systems shut down. National railway workers also walked out, disrupting rail connections across the country, while doctors at state hospitals went on a 24-hour strike. Greece has already been suffering from two weeks of protests by truck drivers who have made it difficult for businesses to get supplies. Many supermarkets are seeing shortages.

The anarchosyndicalist labor confederation International Workers of the World participated in the protests - against the unenlightened plutarchy, and also condemned the tendencies of ochlarchy (i.e. mob rule broadly defined). The IWW's direct action was world wide. No anarchists, including anarchosyndicalists, were involved in the ochlarchy.

13.09.2010. Greek truck drivers started a new wave of protests Monday, declaring a work stoppage and parking hundreds of vehicles along major highways in opposition to government plans to liberalize their profession. Opening up so-called closed professions, including notaries, pharmacists, architects and truck drivers is among the government's top priorities. But unions have been fiercely opposed to those plans and the strict austerity measures introduced earlier this year, and have held six general strikes so far this year.

Motorists formed long lines at gas stations on Sunday and Monday, fearing a repetition of a weeklong strike in July that left pumps across the country dry for days. The government requisitioned fuel trucks to end that protest, and as truckers are still under the requisition order they cannot declare a strike. Instead, their union said they would organize daily protests. State railway unions also called a 24-hour strike Tuesday to protest planned salary and personnel cuts as part of efforts to reform and partially privatize the money-losing rail network.

12.09.2010. Brown Card to Kathimerini for publishing the lies of Europol about so called 'anarchist', in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchist, terrorism, and not anarchist.

11.09.2010 update. Kathimerini reports: Left-wing, anarchist terror on rise. Left-wing and anarchist terrorist attacks in the European Union increased by 43 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 and have more than doubled since 2007, the European Police Office, or Europol, has noted in its annual report on terrorism. The phenomenon is most evident in Greece, Spain and Italy, where 40 such attacks were recorded last year, the Hague-based force said. EU member states continue to be exposed to the threat of Islamic terrorism, it noted, though there was only one such incident (a bomb in Italy) last year. The overall number of terrorist attacks in the EU decreased by 33 percent compared to 2008 and was almost half that reported in 2007. (Europol does not include data from Britain due to different criteria applied to record terrorist incidents, the report said.)

In Greece, there were 15 attacks by six different left-wing or anarchist groups. A Greek "speciality" noted by Europol is the use of improvised explosive devices as well as firearms. It said that Revolutionary Struggle continued its attacks, claiming responsibility for a hit on police officers that left one officer seriously injured. Sect of Revolutionaries claimed another attack which killed a police officer. A group called OPLA claimed an attack on a police station in the Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, which injured several police officers in October 2009.

The authorities in six EU member states arrested 29 people for alleged involvement in left-wing and anarchist terrorism. About 40 percent of them were aged under 30. In Greece, five alleged members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire were arrested. The report notes that attacks by left-wing and anarchist groups are becoming more violent, suggest international links and are becoming a serious problem for Europe's security forces. The report said separatist terrorism continues to affect the EU, citing attacks by Basque and Corsican groups in Spain and France. In 2009, though the total number of separatist attacks fell 40 percent year-on-year, the number of fatalities increased from four to six.

A "litmus test" of whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism

1. Terrorism is extremist, ultra-authoritarian acts, de facto very much a top down approach, se notes on extremism and anarchy at IAT-APT International Branch. Extremism is either marxist, fascist or liberalist, practically certain not anarchist, because an anarchist acting ultra-authoritarian/extremist stops to be an anarchist, and will be expulsed from the anarchist movement. All terrorists falsely called anarchists historically are expulsed from the anarchist movement post mortem, because they were not real anarchists. And all terrorists falsely called anarchists, of our time, are in general also expulsed from the anarchist movement via Brown Cards by IAT-APT. NB! Terrorists are thus not anarchists! The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense, a bottom up approach, and that excludes terrorism, a top down approach.

To be an anarchist or not is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia or others. It is not the outspoken aim - agenda, if any, that counts. The real aim is the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchists actions are actions that in consequence move (or keep) the social organization in horizontal direction, and that excludes terrorism because this is actions that in consequence have a top down approach, vertical organization - a form of government. Terrorists and terrorism may be anti-government in the meaning against the present government, but terrorism is in itself government - ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and thus not anarchist or anarchy. Practically certain anarchism and anarchy cannot be created by the opposite - ochlarchy and ochlarchism - a form of government/state.

2. Terrorist actions are extremist/ultra-authoritarian and if capitalist/economical plutarchist, typically profit-motivated, the action is either fascist or liberalist, not anarchist or marxist. Ultra-authoritarian fascists in consequence also act for a "strong man", extremist liberalists not. Fascist terrorists often also have nationalist motives. Liberalist and fascist terrorism are rightwing extremism (with the rare exception of left-fascist/populist/nazi etc. terrorism which is a form of leftwing extremism).

3. If extremist acts are anti-capitalist, they are socialist, and thus ultra-authoritarian socialism, i.e. a form of marxism - governmental/state-socialism, not liberalist or fascist, and not anarchist. What is a hallmark of marxist  extremism? Violent attacks on symbols of capitalism and/or the (capitalist - according to marxism) state is a marxist strategy of vanguardism, similar to the marxist-leninist terrorist organizations the Italian Red Brigades (BR) and German RAF (Baader Meinhof), etc. Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, see also 1 and 2. So if there are extremist attacks on symbols of capitalism and state, it is marxist leftwing extremists, not anarchists behind. Thus terrorism that attacks symbols of capitalism and state, are done by marxist extremists, leftwingers, and not anarchists.

In short: persons that are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and terrorist ochlarchist, and thus de facto authoritarian  - are authoritarian socialists - government/state-socialists, i.e. marxists - not anarchists. They may be anti-government, in the meaning against the present government, but terrorism is in itself government - ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and thus not anarchist or anarchy. Persons that try to replace one form of goverment - the present - introducing another form of government - ochlarchy, are not anarchists. Practically certain anarchism and anarchy cannot be created by the opposite - ochlarchy and ochlarchism - a form of government/state. Ochlarchists including terrorists are the opposite of anarchists. Anti-capitalist terrorists (ochlarchists) are de facto marxists - not anarchists - and should thus never be labeled anarchists, but instead be called what they really are - marxists.

4. Using this "litmus test", 1-3 we find that most terrorism world wide is done by marxist, leftwing, extremists, or rightwing extremists, practically certain never anarchists. In the future the people, police, authorities and newsmedia should use this "litmus test" when reporting about who is behind terrorism.

5. To mix up opposites as anarchists with terrorists, a form of ochlarchists, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. Such Big Brother notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists and terrorists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency - according to the Oslo Convention, - to newsmedia and others that are spreading such disinformation.

6. In addition to 1.-5. only a few facts are necessary to find out whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism. And terrorists are practically certain not anarchists!

Brown Cards to Europol and director Rob Wainwright

Orwellian "1984" newspeak Big Brother lie-report from Europol about so called "anarchist" terrorists in Europe, in reality ochlarchists and not anarchists

In the "TE-SAT 2010 EU TERRORISM SITUATION AND TREND REPORT", see Europol - European Police - TE-SAT 2010, Europol declares: "The agenda of anarchist terrorist groups is usually revolutionary, anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian. Not all Member States distinguish between activities of left-wing and anarchist terrorist groups in their contributions. For this reason, both categories are discussed in the same chapter of this report. Greece, Italy and Spain reported 40 attacks by leftwing and anarchist terrorists. Actions by anarchist groups are becoming more violent and sometimes well planned. After a quiet period of two years, the FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale) claimed two attacks in Italy which targeted the director of the CIE (Centro di Identifi cazione ed Espulsione), and the Bocconi University in Milan."

The so called "anarchist terrorists" mentioned, in Greece, Italy and Spain, the Italian "FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale)" being the only such group mentioned by name in Europol's report, are in reality terrorist ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists, and have got Brown Cards from IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not members of the anarchist movement. Using the "litmustest" above on the mentioned cases, it is clear that the so called "anarchist terrorists" mentioned by Europol, in reality are marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists - NOT anarchists..

Europol's terrorist accusations against anarchists are completely false. The truth is that no anarchists in Greece, Italy and Spain or other places on Earth have participated in terrorist attacks, i.e. ochlarchical actions, not now and not before. Ochlarchy is mob rule broadly defined including terrorism. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense, see, say, direct action. The mentioned violence including terrorism is not of this kind, and are done by extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists.

Anarchists should in general not be mixed up with left-wingers. Anarchists are not extremists and have less than 50% authoritarian degree, and are found in the middle and upwards on the economic-political map, while the extreme left have more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, are totalitarian, see System theory and economic political map. Anarchists are real democrats, not the opposite, i.e. extremists and totalitarian.

To mix up opposites as anarchists with terrorists, a form of ochlarchists, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. Such Big Brother notes in the media broadly defined, including Europol's report, also produce copycat ochlarchists and terrorists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency - according to the Oslo Convention, - this time to Europol and director Rob Wainwright and newsmedia spreading their disinformation. The trial and Brown Card verdict against Europol by IAT-APT, happened 22.07.2010. Europol has no public e-mail address, but the IAT-APT has posted a message to Europol on their "Media Request" mail-form with a link to this resolution.

Kathimerini gets a Brown Card from IAT-APT for publishing the lies of Europol, according to the Oslo Convention.

11.09.2010. Greek protesters confront government on economy. IWW backs the demonstrations. Anarchist comment.

Greece's prime minister promised Saturday to lower corporate taxes to help revive the debt-plagued country's shrinking economy, while thousands of protesters marched - mostly peacefully - against the government's harsh austerity measures. Greece narrowly avoided bankruptcy in May when European countries and the International Monetary Fund gave it euro110 billion ($140 billion) through 2012 in emergency loans. The money came on condition Athens make deep cutbacks - moves that have angered unions. Prime Minister George Papandreou said the tax rate on companies' retained profits would be cut from 24 to 20 percent next year, providing what he called "a strong incentive for investments and competitiveness." He also pledged to open up restricted professions - including truck drivers, notaries, taxi drivers and pharmacists - deregulate the energy market, settle on privatization targets, facilitate major investments and simplify business licensing procedures by the end of this year.

Some 20,000 people gathered in three separate protests in the northern port city of Thessaloniki ahead of Papandreou's speech. They were accompanied by some 4,500 police on security duty. Minor clashes broke out as scores of ochlarchist youths attacked riot police with sticks, and were repelled with tear gas. No arrests or injuries were immediately reported. Police pre-emptively detained 20 people, including 13 from Spain, Italy, Britain and Portugal, most likely marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists. Previous protests have turned violent, and in May as mentioned three people died in a bank torched by hooded ochlarchist youths who infiltrated a large demonstration in Athens - an action that shocked Greeks and deflated the protest movement.

Earlier Saturday, an elderly man threw a shoe at Papandreou, who had just inaugurated an annual trade fair. The projectile landed wide of its target, and the alleged shoe-thrower was arrested but later freed as Papandreou declined to press charges. The populist center-left government says its daunting task of reducing the budget deficit from 13.6 percent of annual output in 2009 to 8.1 percent this year is on track, and has pledged to maintain the pace. The transport ministry announced plans Friday to overhaul the state-run rail company - with debts of euro10.7 billion ($13.62 billion)- by cutting payrolls and rail services. About 40 percent of its 6,300 workers will leave and be offered other public sector jobs, while the company faces private competition. This did not work out efficiently in UK, and will probably not work good in Greece, the IWW declares.

Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Friday that reforms would extend to other state corporations. "As a society, we have shown that we understand the problem," he said. But amid a deepening recession and high unemployment, unions are angry at this year's deep spending cuts and consumer tax hikes, and fear new cutbacks. Heralding a new round of unrest, railway workers are planning strikes against payroll cuts, and some unionists have threatened to burn privately operated trains. State revenues are increasing at a lower-than-projected rate, and the government has said it may have to increase sales tax rates on a broad range of goods, or raise heating fuel costs.

Papandreou vowed to crack down on rampant tax evasion, but at the same time said he would offer businesses the opportunity to settle tax disputes with the state out of court - and accelerate judicial procedures. Out of the estimated 400,000 cases pending in Greek courts, some 150,000 concern tax disputes. Greek officials insist that together with the pain, the country's worst postwar economic crisis will allow key reforms to the bloated, inefficient public sector and encourage a healthier development model. "We can change the course of history and make an opportunity out of the crisis," Papandreou said, adding that Greece would seek to draw investments worth euro44 billion ($56 billion) in environmentally friendly projects by 2015. "Our choice to go from an economy that for years was based on consumption and credit to a productive model based on green development is of strategic importance," he said

Inspectors from the EU and IMF next week will review the progress of austerity measures required for the bailout loans, as well as on efforts to cut the budget deficit. The country is due to receive euro9 billion ($11.45 billion) over the next few days in the second installment of the loans. Greece remains off the market for government bonds - with interest rates at 9.6 percentage points higher than those for the benchmark German 10-year issue. Instead, Athens is seeking shorter-term loans, and is due to auction euro900 million ($1.14 billion) worth of 26-week treasury bills on Tuesday.

Anarchist comment: The Greek government is mostly on the wrong track. The anarchists are against, and do and support direct actions against the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative -- cut bureaucracy costs -- increase the demand of the people -- the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income -- for full employment -- against the unenlightend plutarchy of the populist center-left Greek government, IMF, WB, euro and EU. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy.

In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

03.09.2010. Grigoropoulos trial nears end. Anarchist comment.

Lawyers in the trial of the two police special guards accused of being involved in the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia in December 2008 began summing up yesterday and judges are expected to deliver their verdicts by the end of the month. Eight months after the trial began, Zoe Konstantopoulou, the lawyer representing the Grigoropoulos family, called for both Epaminondas Korkoneas, the policeman who pulled the trigger, and Vassilis Saraliotis, who was on duty with him, to be found guilty of murder. Konstantopoulou argued that neither man had shown the necessary remorse for their part in the teenager's death, which sparked days of protests and rioting in Athens. She said that, instead, they had displayed "cynicism" about their roles on the night of December 6, 2008.

Saraliotis insists that he has no regrets about his actions on the night of the shooting but Konstantopoulou claimed that he had provided "moral support" to Korkoneas, who fired the shot that killed the boy. The lawyer also accused Korkoneas of shooting directly at the group of people among whom the 15-year-old was standing. Korkoneas says that he fired after coming under attack from several thrown objects and had not aimed at Grigoropoulos or anyone else. Ballistic tests have shown that the bullet that killed the schoolboy ricocheted off a cement bollard. Witnesses have suggested the Korkoneas shot at the crowd rather than into the air or down at the ground. The victim's lawyer also insisted that the teenager was a normal 15-year-old who had no intention of playing the rebel, nor was he the member of any anarchist group. Anarchist comment: It is true that Alexis Grigoropoulos was not an anarchist. But if he had been, would the killing be more legitimate - less illegal???

20.08.2010. Los Angeles Times, USA, reports: As austerity bites, more Greeks feel the pain; more and more shops close in central Athens. Anarchist comment.

LA-Times/AP: The plan to rescue Greece from bankruptcy has kicked in, and with a vengeance. As the government slashes spending and hikes taxes, the deficit is way down — but jobs are vanishing, shops are closing, and on the streets gloom is prevailing. The European Union likes the swift action on the deficit. But few Greeks are in a mood to celebrate. Many predict a fall of strikes and demonstrations as those who could afford a summer holiday return to a grim reality. On paper, the turnaround is working. The Finance Ministry said Friday the budget deficit has narrowed by a whopping 39.7 percent on the year, slightly better than the original target. The European Union, which demanded the cuts in return for bailout loans, is positively purring.

On Thursday, the EU said Greece's efforts to slash spending were "impressive." Less impressed are shop owners, who say consumers have tightened their purse strings, cutting down on the nonessentials. Higher taxes and cuts in civil servant pay are removing the boost of government spending from the economy."Civil servants used to come in and buy a double espresso and something to eat. Now they get a single espresso, and a cheaper sandwich," said Constantinos Garyfallou, who spends about 15 hours a day running a coffee shop just off Athens' central Syntagma Square and near several ministries and state-run services. Even small changes in consumer spending — 50 cents less per customer each day — could translate to a fall in revenue for his coffee shop of about euro4,000 ($5,000) a month."Nobody can withstand a fall like that," Garyfallou said. Struggling under a mountain of debt, Greece was forced this year to ask for rescue loans from the International Monetary Fund and other European Union countries that use the euro as their currency in order to avoid defaulting on its loans.

In return, the center-left [populist] government is having to implement a strict austerity program that has seen it cut the pay of Greece's more than 700,000 civil servants, trim pensions, hike taxes and overhaul pension and employment rules. The main target is to slash the budget deficit to 8.1 percent of gross domestic product [GDP] by the end of the year, from the current 13.6 percent — more than four times the limit for eurozone countries. The first batch of loans under the three year, euro110 billion package arrived in May, a day before Athens faced default when it had to reservice maturing bond debt. The EU has recommended approval of a second batch in September. By then, there will probably be more shuttered shopfronts on the main streets of Athens.

In addition to the drop in turnover, banks are increasingly reluctant to hand out loans. For many businesses, the combined pinch has just been too much. "Have you seen all the 'for rent' signs in the center? I've never seen anything like it in the past 30 years," said Georgia Brezati, owner of a clothes shop just off the popular pedestrian shopping street of Ermou in central Athens, where a report this month by the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce, or ESEE, said 15 percent of shops had shut down. A recent survey by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that 86 percent of the 523 businesses questioned said they were suffering cash flow problems, while a staggering 93 percent had suffered a fall in turnover due to the financial crisis.

The chamber's head, Constantinos Mihalos, criticized the government for implementing policies "restricted only to serving the interests of our lenders, ignoring the serious problems of the market and of society in general." Some economists [including the WEC] think the emphasis on austerity could be misplaced, and in the end could make repaying Greece's debts harder by choking off growth. Businesses in the center of Athens have also suffered from the frequent strikes and sometimes-violent demonstrations last spring, when angry Greeks took to the streets to protest the austerity program, blocking traffic from the city center for hours. Shop owners often have to close and board up their windows to protect them from youths hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails, and customers stay away.

Last May, three people died trapped in a burning bank torched by protesters [marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists] on Stadiou Street, along a demonstration route. It is that street — one of the capital's main thoroughfares — that has been the worst hit by store closures, with about 25 percent rolling down their shutters and moving out, according to ESEE figures. Brezati, who couldn't afford to go on a summer vacation for the first time in years, said she kept her store open all summer but was barely seeing a couple of customers a day. Her business would survive, she explained, because she owned the store, but many around her who were renting just couldn't make ends meet and have thrown in the towel.

Panagis Karelas, head of the of Athens Traders Association, expects closures to continue."There is a climate of insecurity which has hit turnover and means that Greek business owners, big or small, will not dare to invest in the future. So more businesses are closing and more people are losing their jobs," he said. Unemployment hit 12 percent in May, slightly up from 11.9 percent the previous month, while the country's GDP fell by 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2010, compared to the first three months of the year. And the fall is set to be tough, with the government planning to loosen state control of power generation, privatize loss-making state enterprises and liberalize tightly regulated professions that are sapping productivity.
Unions have promised more strikes and demonstrations. Which will only increase the pain.

Anarchist comment: The anarchists are against, and do and support direct actions against the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative -- cut bureaucracy costs -- increase the demand of the people -- the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income -- for full employment -- against the unenlightend plutarchy of the populist center-left Greek government, IMF, WB, euro and EU. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy. In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

16.08.2010. Marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, not "anarchists ... take over parts of Athens and Thessaloniki".

Kathimerini reports: Strangely enough, selfish behavior (whether by groups or individuals) has been tolerated for many years as a manifestation of freedom, as if liberty is no more than license. When any group with a grievance is allowed to block city streets or highways at will; when self-proclaimed anarchists can take over parts of Athens and Thessaloniki whenever the spirit moves them; when each special interest group is able to exert as much pressure as it can on the rest of society for its own benefit, then it is perfectly natural that professional groups should believe that their privileges should be paid for by everyone else. Like every other distortion that has cost Greek society and the economy so dearly, the issue here is one of justice. When the Constitution decrees that all citizens of this country are equal, when everyone claims to be a devoted slave of the Constitution, is it not the ultimate absurdity to fight tooth and nail to preserve inequality and injustice?

The so called "self-proclaimed anarchists" mentioned by Kathimerini are not anarchists, but marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, AIIS reports.

13.08.2010. Firebomb attack at Turkish Consulate. The anarchists condemn the attack. Youth unemployment rate at 32.5 percent.

Firebomb attack at Turkish Consulate. A predawn firebomb attack on the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki yesterday prompted contact between diplomats in Athens and Ankara, although authorities in the northern Greek city insisted that the Molotov cocktails were thrown at the police guards rather than at the building itself. Police sources said that three men wearing motorcycle helmets approached the consulate, located on Aghiou Dimitriou Street in the city center, at about 4 a.m. From a distance, they started swearing at the two policemen who were standing guard outside the building. One of the three assailants allegedly shouted: "Pigs, we are going to burn you," before two firebombs were thrown. One Molotov cocktail landed a few meters from the guards' sentry post and set fire to a climbing ivy on the outer wall of the consulate; the other exploded in midair. Nobody was injured and no arrests were made.

Authorities are treating it as just another of the many firebomb attacks that take place in the northern city. Nevertheless, due to the sensitive nature of the matter, the Greek government was quick to condemn the incident "absolutely and categorically." "Acts like these, regardless of the motives involved, are unacceptable and are directed against Greece itself," said government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis. "Our society has zero tolerance for such acts. Those responsible will be arrested and brought to justice. "We express our sorrow to the Turkish government," he added. Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the matter over the telephone. The Foreign Ministry said that Droutsas assured Davutoglu the matter was being investigated and everything was being done to catch the attackers. The anarchists condmen the attack.

Youth unemployment rate at 32.5 percent. The unemployment rate for the country's youth is a chronic Greek problem that could lead to very explosive situations. There is a brewing feeling of injustice among the country's young people, which could have a devastating impact if it were unleashed. According to official data released yesterday, one in three, or 32.5 percent, of Greeks aged 15 to 25, are out of work, compared to 25 percent in May last year.

09.08.2010. Brown Cards to Phantis and once more to Time/CNN and Joanna Kakissis, i.e. Orwellian "1984" Big Brother authoritarian liers.

The Greek Internet newspaper Phantis promotes the 08.08. 2010 article by Time/CNN and Joanna Kakissis, now under the headline "Who is the new guerilla group", and they all get Brown Cards fron IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. Same shit in new wrapping, see the report of 08.08.2010.

08.08.2010. Brown Cards to the liers Time/CNN, Joanna Kakissis, Mary Bossis, Thanassis Kokkalakis and the Greek police: Sect of Revolutionaries are marxist nihilists and has no connection to the anarchist movement.

Time, in partnership with CNN, and Joanna Kakissis report 08.08.2010: The New Guerrilla Group Threatening Greece. It's the height of tourist season in Greece and the country needs all the visitors it can get. Struggling under massive debt and squeezed by sweeping spending cuts, Greeks are relying on the tourist trade to help give its economy a much-needed bump. So the last thing they need right now is a terrorist group threatening to turn Greece into a "war zone." But when the Sect of Revolutionaries recently warned that "tourists should learn that Greece is no longer a safe haven of capitalism," keeping the country crippled was clearly one of their goals.

In a CD containing a proclamation sent to the center-left newspaper Ta Nea on July 27, the group promised "arson, sabotage, violent demonstrations, bombings and assassinations." Greece is painfully familiar with militant extremists, its modern history scarred by the violent acts of groups like the Revolutionary Organization 17 November and the People's Revolutionary Struggle. But the threats made by the Sect of Revolutionaries — also known as the Rebel Sect — are on a whole new level of malice.

"This is the first time we have ever had a terror organization in Greece saying they plan to target innocent bystanders and even tourists," says Mary Bossis, a security expert and professor at the University of Piraeus. "It's a change in mentality that's very troubling."

In its July 27 proclamation, Sect of Revolutionaries said Giolias was the first of several prominent journalists and publishers it plans to attack for, they claim, promoting corrupt interests. The group says it will also target police, public prosecutors and prison staff. The police have received many requests for protection, says spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis, adding that authorities are still investigating leads on the group and aren't yet ready to make any arrests.

Using what they can garner from the group's communications and m.o., experts are attempting to build a profile of Greece's newest batch of domestic terrorists. Kokkalakis and security expert Bossis agree that Sect of the Revolutionaries' mob-style hits and threats to "cut the faces" of those who oppose them suggest that its members may be hardened criminals who have spent long stretches in prison. Police have also theorized that the group's members are relatively young — in their twenties and thirties — and may have connections to very extreme anarchist cells in Exarcheia, the activist but mostly peaceful neighborhood that has produced Greece's most potent rebels. And the group's weapons stash, which can be seen in a photograph sent with the group's statement to Ta Nea , includes handguns, Kalashnikov rifles, and a semi-automatic weapon resembling a Scorpion sub-machine gun — an arsenal that likely came from the criminal underworld of the Balkans, says political violence expert Kiesling.

But unlike other guerrilla groups in Greece, Sect of Revolutionaries appears to have no clear ideology or goals, says Bossis. "If you read their proclamations explaining their motives, they're all over the place," she says. "They say things, like they want to be close to nature and run free in the fields, but they want to achieve this fanciful vision by killing. They want to overthrow someone, or something, but they have no idea what to do beyond that."

The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to the liers Time/CNN, Joanna Kakissis, Mary Bossis, Thanassis Kokkalakis and the Greek police according to the Oslo Convention: Sect of Revolutionaries, a.k.a. the Rebel Sect, are marxist nihilists and the group has practically certain no connection to the anarchist movement. Anarchists are practically certain not nihilists or extremists. The anarchists repeat the condemnation of the Sect of Revolutionaries, and once more declare the fact that they are not members of the anarchist movement or have anarchist connections.

The only violence even the most radical anarchist groups accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. The violence, terrorism and bomb attacks in Greece are not of this kind, and are done by extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, usually marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites! In general authoritarian anti-capitalists, i.e. socialists, are marxists, not anarchists. The anti-capitalist policy of the Sect of Revolutionaries, combined with ultra-authoritarian ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined) tactics, clearly proves they are marxists, and far from anarchists, see, say, the report of 22.05.2010 for a similar case and more information.

03.08.2010. PPC workers threaten action. After strike: Truckers are hoping for more than just pension or tax concessions.

Kathimerini reports: PPC workers threaten action. Gas stations were able to start serving customers yesterday as truck drivers returned to work but there was no letup in the pressure on the government as Public Power Corporation (PPC) unionists said that they are prepared to "go to extremes" in their opposition to plans to sell off 40 percent of PPC's power plants. The government is being pressed by European Union and International Monetary Fund officials to privatize some of its electricity production units in order to increase competition in the market. However, the GENOP union, which is a federation of the groups representing PPC workers, has said that it will oppose any move to sell off power plants. The extent to which the unionists are prepared to take their opposition was made clear yesterday in a statement issued by GENOP's president Nikos Fotopoulos, which was also sent by text message to MPs.

"Our struggle is not for us, it is for the consumer, and that is why we will go to extremes. We will bleed," he said. "This represents the view of all workers, who were until recently your comrades," Fotopoulos added in a barbed comment aimed at PASOK deputies. The Socialist party has traditionally had close ties with GENOP. Asked to comment on the future of PPC, Deputy Defense Minister Panos Beglitis adopted a conciliatory approach. "Of course we have to make changes, but I think we should not get carried away and make them quickly," he told Skai TV. "PPC is not just any public utility."

The government expects GENOP's protests to become more forceful as of September, when privatization plans will be fleshed out. This will be when the bill liberalizing the road freight sector will also be submitted to Parliament and PASOK hopes to have reached an agreement with the truckers by then. Despite returning to work, the drivers are hoping that they can convince Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas to give them more than just pension or tax concessions in the final draft of the bill.

02.08.2010. Gov't statement on truck owners' decision to end mobilisations. Gov't will talk...

ANA-MPA reports: Gov't statement on truck owners' decision to end mobilisations. The government commenting late Sunday afternoon on the decision by the truck owners earlier in the day to end their strike said it would withdraw an order for civil mobilisation when market is normalised. "It is clear that, on condition that transporters return to their duties and the market's functioning is absolutely normalised, civil mobilisation has no sense," a statement by the government said. "As everybody assertains, the market is becoming normal, yesterday (Saturday) and today (Sunday). The transports market will open. This reform is necessary for the economy and the citizens and for this reason the draft bill will go ahead," the statement added.

Karhinerini reports: ... The government has made it clear to the drivers that it will not negotiate a 2013 deadline for opening up their profession so that the number of licenses issued is no longer restricted. But [Transport Minister Dimitris] Reppas also informed them that he would be willing to talk about the possibility of tax breaks, adjustments to their social security benefits and the possibility of drivers being able to get business development loans at special rates. The draft law on liberalizing the road freight sector is due to be submitted next month and Reppas said that he is willing to hold talks with the truckers regarding these changes prior to their submission, on the condition that they do not call another strike.

01.08.2010. Suspension of truck drivers' strike. Greek truck drivers voted to return to work. Government pledging discussions on a law to open up their profession. The IWW and anarchists in general supported the strike, but condemn the small tendencies of ochlarchy, also police ochlarchy, and call for continued direct actions for a solution based on efficiency and fairness.

Greek truck drivers voted to return to work, ending a six-day strike that caused nationwide fuel shortages. "With a sense of responsibility and by a marginal majority we have decided on the suspension of the strike," George Tzortzatos, president of the Truck Owners Confederation, said in comments broadcast on Alter TV channel in Athens today. "From tomorrow, we will be back behind the wheel." The government last week deployed the military to ensure the delivery of fuel and other vital goods after truck drivers defied a government order to return to work. Truckers who contravened the ruling faced possible criminal charges and withdrawal of their licenses. The strike has caused fuel shortages amid the country's key summer tourism season.

Tzortzatos said the decision was taken in return for the government lifting the civil mobilization order and pledging discussions on a government law to open up their profession. About 33,000 truckers, including tanker owners, are protesting government plans to open up the freight industry and issue licenses. The IWW and anarchists in general supported the strike, but condemn the small tendencies of ochlarchy, also police ochlarchy, and call for continued direct actions for a solution based on efficiency and fairness.

31.07.2010. Truck drivers still defy order to end their strike, and will continue the strike in a dynamic way. The armed forces, with their own means, are already guaranteeing the supply of critical sectors. Greek truck drivers clash with police as tensions rise over strikes.

Kathimerini reports: Truck drivers defy order to end their strike. Gov't enlists army to ease fuel shortages. The government yesterday enlisted the help of the army in a bid to tackle the fallout from a five-day strike by truck drivers, dispatching military trucks to help alleviate nationwide fuel shortages. "The armed forces, with their own means, are already guaranteeing the supply of critical sectors such as airports, electricity plants and hospitals," said a statement issued after an emergency Cabinet meeting. The statement added that navy landing craft "will also contribute if necessary." Earlier, representatives of truck drivers' unions from around the country decided to press on with their strike action, which entered its fifth day yesterday, following a long and tense meeting.

According to sources, the president of the Confederation of Greek Truck Drivers, Giorgos Tzortzatos, called on protesters to show understanding to fellow citizens. "They must consider the difficulties their actions have caused for society at large and the difficult economic conditions that are currently prevailing in Greece," Tzortzatos was quoted as saying. Nevertheless, the truckers ultimately decided not to back down. "We will continue our strike in a dynamic way," Tzortzatos told reporters. In the early evening, hundreds of protesters staged a peaceful march to Parliament where they delivered a petition with their demands. The truckers want the government to revoke reforms to liberalize their sector by reducing license charges which, they say, is unfair to existing operators.

Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas, emerging from an emergency Cabinet meeting yesterday, appeared just as intransigent, insisting that the government would follow through with a mobilization order announced on Wednesday and force the truckers back to work. "The reform plan will go ahead," said Reppas, whose talks with unionists collapsed on Thursday. "Those who have a responsibility to society should assume it or they will be the ones to blame for whatever follows," Reppas said. "We exhausted every limit of good faith," he added. The impact of the truckers' action on Greeks and tourists was evident yesterday. Motorists experienced problems as many gas stations remained without fuel. The problems were most acute in northern Greece. In Thessaloniki yesterday evening, riot police clashed with truck drivers outside a refinery. The protesters had been trying to stop a truck from leaving the establishment.

Later Euronews reports: The Greek government's efforts to break the lorry drivers' strike have been beginning to make a difference. The military has been called in to restore essential fuel supplies; private tankers have been delivering petrol to service stations. Tens of thousands of tourists have been affected. But truckers' union leaders say they're determined to maintain their action.

Even later Telegraph.uk reports: Greek truck drivers clash with police as tensions rise over strikes. Greek police have clashed with striking truck drivers outside an oil refinery after unions defied a government order to go back to work. Truckers in the northern city of Thessaloniki said they would extend a five-day strike which has caused petrol shortages across Greece, harming tourism, imports and exports. Petrol stations on several Greek islands have been dry for days, and shortages of fruits and vegetables have begun. The clashes with the police have escalated a stand-off over plans to open up their profession and cut the price of licences to own and operate trucks.

Police in full riot gear hit truck drivers with batons to stop them from blocking a truck from leaving the refinery. Two protesters were injured, a police official said. "The reform plan will go ahead. Those who have a big responsibility before society should assume it ... Otherwise, they will be the ones to blame for whatever follows," said Dimitris Reppas, Greek transport minister. The country's 33,000 truck drivers have been lining their vehicles on the side of roads across Greece since Monday. Unions said they would not back down. "We continue the strike," said George Tzortzatos, truckers' union leader. "We will not hold a funeral for our licences, we will fight with all our might to protect our property."

30.07.2010. Striking truckers continue their protest in defiance on an emergency order to return to work. Greece turns to military to restore fuel supplies. Unemployment spike to around 12 percent.

Greece said Friday it will use military trucks, navy vessels and commandeered fuel tankers to restore gasoline supplies cut by a strike that has hurt the country's industry and vital tourism trade at the height of vacation season. Government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis told the Associated Press that the emergency plan would take effect "as quickly as possible" to insure that vital public services were not affected by the protest, which is in its fifth day. Earlier, striking truckers vowed to continue their protest in defiance on an emergency order to return to work. Clashes broke out at an oil refinery in northern Greece leaving two people hurt, police said, after strikers clashed with riot police while trying to block a government-seized truck from leaving. Greece is racing to push through austerity measures which the so called "socialist" government means is needed to secure continued international rescue loans to prop up its debt-strapped economy, with the next loan installment due in mid-September.

Inspectors from the European Union and International Monetary Fund are currently in Athens to review progress of cost-cutting reforms. "The law will be upheld," Petalotis said. "Our information is that most mobilization notices have now been handed out. Those who do not comply are violating the law and can lose their operating license and face the consequences of criminal prosecution." The truckers have rejected a compromise offer by the government to offset the financial impact of liberalizing their closed-shop profession. Sweeping labor reforms targeting previously protected professional groups follow months of strikes and protests over other belt-tightening measures that included sale tax hikes, and cuts in pensions and civil service pay — all in the midst of recession that has seen unemployment spike to around 12 percent. The fuel strike has hurt Greek industry and tourism, with shortages likely to affect travel this weekend.

29.07.2010. Government orders civil mobilisation to end truckers strike. The striking truck owners rejected the government's proposal to end their strike. Greek truck drivers clash with riot police in Athens. The marxist terrorist group Sect of Revolutionaries examined.

ANA-MPA reports: Government orders civil mobilisation to end truckers strike. The striking truck owners rejected the government's proposal to end their strike.

The government on Wednesday decided to order a civil mobilisation to end a strike by truck owners that has starved Greece of fuel, by order of Prime Minister George Papandreou. The decision was made after a Wednesday meeting between transport ministry officials and striking freight truck owners, including tanker trucks that transport fuels, ended in deadlock. Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas had earlier left open the possibility of a civil mobilisation order (requisition of labour) if the strikes continued. Asked whether this was a possibility as he emerged from a meeting with EU-IMF inspectors, Reppas said the ministry was "looking into" this option and stressed that "the state is not defenceless, society is not unprotected".

The minister also emphasised that he would not make amendments to the draft bill opening the road freight market tabled in Parliament, which truck owners object to. Transport ministry general secretary Haris Tsiokas, who had participated in the negotiations with truck owners earlier on Wednesday, said the government continued to be in favour of dialogue but would not allow the country to become paralysed. During the meeting, the striking truck owners rejected the government's proposal to end their strike and then begin dialogue on the measures, as well as a second proposal offering them a second free licence as compensation. The strikers are asking that the draft bill should not be tabled until the end of August, an option that has been ruled out by the government since it is bound by the EU-IMF memorandum for the financial support package to Greece.

Truck owners are also demanding compensation equal to the value of the licences they now hold and security for the pension rights. After the outcome of the meeting, the owners' representatives said that they will recommend the continuation of the sector's mobilisations. Tsiokas said the ministry had presented proposals for further measures that would help truck owners cover their investment during the transitional period. He urged truckers to consider continuing dialogue in a calmer atmosphere and "not in a regime of blackmailing Greek society".

Greek truck drivers clash with riot police in Athens. Hopes of a return to normal were quickly dashed when riot police fired tear gas at thousands of truckers gathered outside the transport ministry this morning. "The order is coming through to [drivers] but I have no idea how they are going to react to it," said Giorgos Stamos, a member of the truck drivers' union. "It is highly unusual that after just three days of going on strike we should be mobilised in this way." The ruling "socialists" called for the mobilisation – the fourth time since the collapse of military rule in 1974 that such an order has been issued – as it became clear that Greece was facing a public health crisis because of the strike.

Bottles were hurled outside the transport ministry as drivers tried to climb the gates and get inside. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant in Athens says the drivers are very angry, demanding compensation for reforms that aim to liberalise the freight sector. BBC's correspondent says police are supposed to hand out papers to the drivers telling them that their lorries are being requisitioned. But many drivers have abandoned their lorries so the papers cannot be served. There are queues outside the few garages that are still open, and shortages of supplies mean some workers are being laid off at factories. The Greek government has used a rare emergency order to force the lorry drivers back to work. The measure is usually reserved for times of war or natural disaster.

The marxist terrorist group Sect of Revolutionaries examined. ANA-MPA reports: 'Sect of Revolutionaries' proclamation examined. Counter-terrorism squad experts are carefully examining the "Sect of Revolutionaries" proclamation claiming responsibility for the murder of journalist Sokratis Giolias, Greek police said on Wednesday. The proclamation was sent to the newspaper "Ta Nea" on Tuesday and published in full by the paper on Wednesday. Concerning a reference within the proclamation that Giolias had in recent months had a two-man police guard, police headquarters confirmed that two men on motorbikes had been accompanying the journalist recently but said that only one was a police officer. They clarified that the police officer in question was serving as a guard for the Supreme Court president but was not acting on the orders of his superiors, while neither the police nor the president of the Supreme Court had been informed of his activities.

The man involved told his superiors that he was helping out Giolias because they were old friends who met through their involvement in sports. The proclamation itself is seen by experts as a "show of strength" on the part of the terror organisation, since the seven-page written text was accompanied by a photograph of their equipment that included three Kalashnikov automatic rifles, 12 guns, a revolver, and a semi-automatic thought to be a "Scorpion". The guns are also arranged in such as way as to be reminiscent of the way the now dismantled "November 17" presented its own arms cache. A large part of the proclamation was devoted to the group's inactivity over the last 13 months, which it said was a stage of preparation for taking its action onto another level, when it would emerge "more capable, more meaningful and more dangerous". "During this time several of us trained in weapons, learned new techniques, read and were informed on unknown until then fighting situations, exchanged experiences and thoughts with other fighters and restocked in the supplies/equipment sector."

It also refers in detail to the operation to kill Giolias, from the initial surveillance to his final execution, saying the journalist "had made his choices". "He chose to live as a rodent in the kingdom of mud, his sordid circle, and we as wolves outside of the herd". As the main reason for targeting Giolias, the group gave the journalist's "dominant position in the electronic form of new journalism". Aside from Giolias, the proclamation contained heavy-handed criticism of other well-known television journalists and high-profile publishers, such as Makis Triantafyllopoulos, Petros Kostopoulos, Themos Anastasiadis, Nikos Hatzinikolaou, George Kouris and Dimitris Kontominas.

The group stressed, however, that it is not imposed with the blogs that made Giolias its target and was in favour of anonymity as a "necessary shield of protection for enemies of the establishment and a healthy condition for truly alternative, self-managing mass media." The group claimed that it took pains to ensure that Giolias' execution would not take place within his home with his wife and child but warned eye-witnesses not to cooperate with police in any way, saying that anything else would be "unacceptable". The proclamation went on to say that the execution of the specific journalist and the urban guerrilla attacks of the last year had created a negative image of security in Greece abroad and were a direct blow to the Greek tourism industry. "The ultimate planning and duty of an urban guerrilla is to disorganise the interior of his country, to strike the national economy and stain the public image abroad," it said. This section was also in the proclamation sent on the murder of police officer Nektarios Savvas in June
2009.

As its next targets, the group turned its fire on the DIAS police units and threatened public prosecutors and prison system staff, warning them to"change their stance" in their treatment of prisoners. Police are taking the organisation's threats seriously and have instructed police officers on patrol to exercise  exceptional caution. They are also carefully analysing the phrases used in the proclamation, whose author they believe is the same as the one who wrote the "Sect's" first proclamation after the attack on a police station in Korydallos and on Alter television station. They hope this will help them gain clues concerning the identity of the culprits and their background

28.07.2010. Murder of journalist by claimed by Sect of Revolutionaries in statement. The anarchists repeat the condemnation of Sect of Revolutionaries, and once more call for respect for the freedom of speech. Anarchists and Amnesty International slams treatment of migrants and asylum seekers. Social justice challenge. The truck strike. Greek government has ordered striking truck drivers to go back to work.

Murder of journalist by claimed by Sect of Revolutionaries in statement. A far-left marxist extremist group that claimed responsibility for the murder of a Greek investigative journalist said it will target police, prison officials and more journalists in a proclamation made public on Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Sect of Revolutionaries, had sent a message claiming responsibility for the shooting of 37-year-old Socratis Giolas to the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea on Tuesday.

Officers of the police's counterterrorism unit were yesterday examining the seven-page document sent to Ta Nea which appears to be a claim of responsibility for the fatal shooting last week of 37-year-old journalist and blogger Sokratis Giolias. On its website, Ta Nea said it had been sent a CD containing a seven-page proclamation from the group claiming responsibility for the gangland-style shooting of Giolias outside his home in the southeastern Athens suburb of Ilioupoli last Monday. According to Ta Nea the statement criticized several prominent Greek journalists. The text also included threats against police officers, public prosecutors, prison wardens and staff as well as social workers who visit jails.

A police spokesman said the force could not yet confirm the authenticity of the claim. According to sources, officers in the counterterrorism unit believe that one or two members of Sect of Revolutionaries emerged from the ranks of Revolutionary Struggle, a more established guerrilla group, which police claimed to have broken in April following the arrest of six suspected members. A police source told Kathimerini yesterday that the force lacked evidence to link specific individuals to the Sect of Revolutionaries. Last week, police forensic officers confirmed that the 16 cartridge casings found at the scene of Giolias's shooting had been fired from two 9-millimeter pistols used in previous attacks claimed by Sect of Revolutionaries: the murder of a witness protection officer in June 2009 and two attacks in February of that year, on a police station and on private television channel Alter. The anarchists repeat the condemnation of the Sect of Revolutionaries and once more call for respect for the freedom of speech.

Anarchists and Amnesty International slam treatment of migrants and asylum seekers. The Anarchist International and Amnesty International have urged Greek authorities to stop treating asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants as criminals and improve substandard detention conditions. In a report published yesterday, by Amnesty, the human rights group condemned authorities for detaining migrants in dirty, overcrowded centers and often confining unaccompanied minors in poor conditions together with adults. "Asylum seekers and irregular migrants are not criminals. Yet the Greek authorities treat them as such, disregarding their rights under international law," said Nicola Duckworth, Amnesty's Europe and Central Asia program director. The Anarchist International agrees with Amnesty in this case.

Social justice challenge. Lawyers appeal crisis measures. The Athens Bar Association (ABA) confirmed yesterday that tomorrow it will submit the first legal challenge to the contents of the agreement between the government and the European Union and International Monetary Fund, which requires Greece to slash public spending and carry out a series of economic reforms. The ABA, civil servants' union ADEDY and several other organizations have argued that the measures are unconstitutional and would not stand up in court. ABA said in a statement yesterday that"social rights" could not be challenged, "regardless of how unfavorable the economic circumstances are."

The truck strike. Eight in 10 Athens gas stations run dry, fresh produce shortages also expected. There seemed no hope yesterday of an imminent breakthrough in the standoff between the government and thousands of striking truck drivers over the liberalization of the road haulage sector, which has led to gas stations around Greece running out of fuel. The Transport Ministry showed no signs of giving in to pressure from the truck drivers, whose main objection is the government's plan to allow anyone who wants to enter their sector to be able to do so for virtually no charge as of 2013. Truckers say that because they operate in a closed profession, they have paid thousands of euros for their licenses, which will be worthless when the sector is liberalized. Hundreds of trucks remained parked yesterday at the sides of national and country roads as well as outside oil refineries.

The impact of the strike became evident in most parts of Greece, as few gas stations had any fuel to sell to drivers and traders warned that there would soon be a shortage of fresh produce if the action continues. Drivers formed queues of 30 to 40 cars at the few gas stations in Athens that still had fuel. It is estimated that only two in 10 were in a position to fill up customers' tanks. In Thessaloniki, 70 percent of stations reported that they had completely run out of gasoline. In Halkidiki, where some 100,000 tourists are currently on vacation, there was no fuel available at all. The shortages prompted the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) to warn of the damaging impact that the strike is having on the tourism sector.

There are concerns that prospective visitors from neighboring Balkan countries who were planning to use their cars to come to Greece will cancel their trips. It is expected that private coaches carrying tourists already in the country to various destinations will start to run out of fuel from tomorrow. KTEL intercity buses are thought to have enough fuel to last them until next week. Athens's central fruit and vegetable market, from where many of the city's grocers get their produce, is expected to experience shortages as of tomorrow. "Business usually picks up a lot on Thursdays and it is clear that we will experience problems with supplies," said Yiannis Sideris, one of the market traders.

Greek government has ordered striking truck drivers to go back to work with fuel shortages starting to hurt the country. The government says the third day of the nationwide stoppage has caused serious disruption and they have accused the truckers of endangering public health by threatening supplies of food and medicine. The truck drivers now must return to work within 24-hours or face arrest and risk losing their licences. Thousands have been lining the highways since Monday to protest against plans to open the sector to competition, a key reform in a multi-billion euro EU/IMF debt rescue package.

The so called "socialist" government has managed to pass through some controversial reforms but not without a fight that has left many industries on the ropes. Tourism, a key pillar of Greece's 240-billion euro economy has been severely affected. Last month also saw Greek seamen block ports and cruise ships from docking and there are no signs of an end to widespread industrial action.

27.07.2010. Gas running out as truckers go on strike, supported by IWW. Air-traffic controllers delay flights. Armed raid by suspected rightwing extremists.

Gas running out as truckers go on strike. Draft law seeks to open up closed shop. Dozens of gas stations in Athens ran out of fuel yesterday as worried drivers snapped up all the gasoline they could on the first day of a strike by truck drivers protesting the government's attempt to open up their profession. Some 35,000 drivers of regular trucks that carry fuel are taking part in the protest. They have all been issued with licenses by the state to carry goods for third parties and are responsible for transporting the vast majority of fuel from the country's refineries to gas stations. The drivers were upset at the government's failure to consult with them over the details of a draft law that seeks to liberalize their sector. The details of the bill, which further angered the truckers, were presented by Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas.

The prospective law foresees the cost of obtaining a trucker's license decreasing rapidly over the next three years, so that by 2013, applicants will only have to pay administrative fees. Greece began issuing such licenses in 1967, stopped in 1976 and then gave out permits for the last time in 1986. This has created a closed shop in the trucking sector, meaning that licenses are either handed down from relative to relative or are sold for large sums. The permits have been known to fetch between 30,000 and 350,000 euros. As a result, truckers are now furious that permits will soon be available for free and that they will not be able to recoup their initial outlay by selling on their licenses. "Some people had to sell their houses to get one of these licenses," said unionist Charalambos Daditsios:"We want justice."

Reppas, however, was adamant that the contents of the bill were the product of negotiations with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, from whom Greece is borrowing 110 billion euros in emergency loans. The EU and the IMF want Greece to liberalize a number of closed professions, including those of taxi drivers, architects and lawyers, and Reppas indicated that Athens had no room for maneuver on the issue. "There is no alternative," he said: "This is the final bill. "The news of the strike sent Athenians and Greeks in other parts of the country scurrying for fuel and long queues formed at many gas stations. Concerned that the strike may drag on for days, some drivers pumped more gas than they would normally, which left some stations without petrol. If the strike continues, it is expected that few gas stations in Attica or Thessaloniki will be able to serve customers by tomorrow. The IWW supports the strike.

Air-traffic controllers delay flights. Dozens of flights were delayed and several more canceled yesterday as air-traffic controllers entered the second day of a "work-to-rule" protest. The workers also called a 24-hour strike for Saturday, after the Civil Aviation Authority said all their summer vacations would be suspended to minimize the impact of their action on flights during the peak season for tourism in Greece. The workers, who are demanding better wages and the recruitment of more staff, launched their work-to-rule action early on Sunday, after an Athens court deemed their original plans to stage rolling 24-hour strikes illegal and abusive.

The air-traffic controllers have been observing strict limits on the number of aircraft allowed into Greek air space at any given time. Their action yesterday delayed more than 70 flights – chiefly domestic routes – by up to 30 minutes, sources at Athens International Airport said. The situation was worse on Sunday, when delays had stretched to four hours and passengers had been forced to camp out on the floor at Athens airport, waiting for news on their departures. Of the 294 scheduled departures from Athens airport on Sunday, three flights were canceled and around 180 delayed, the sources said. There were similar delays reported at Thessaloniki's international airport. Representatives of Greece's tourism sector, which has been badly hit by a series of strikes by workers protesting the government's austerity measures, yesterday reiterated their criticism of the air-traffic controllers, noting that it was aggravating their problems.

Armed raid by suspected rightwing extremists. Four armed men, one of whom was brandishing a hand grenade, raided the AHEPA hospital in Thessaloniki yesterday, according to police. The robbers threatened the hospital's cashiers and ordered them to hand over any available cash. The four men made off with 9,000 euros.

26.07.2010. Police profile 'Sect of Revolutionaries' as nihilists. Molotov assault by ochlarchist youths. The anarchists condemn the attack. Flight disruptions. Workers' action causes delays, some cancellations. The IWW supports the action.

Police profile 'Sect of Revolutionaries' as nihilists. As police continued to search for leads to the killers of journalist Sokratis Giolias, believed to be the Sect of Revolutionaries, a report by the force's counterterrorism unit notes that the group's inspiration is a dead Russian nihilist revolutionary and that its goals are not to make a political statement but to fuel insurrection. According to the report, compiled last summer and seen by Kathimerini, Sect of Revolutionaries is "the first Greek organization that is completely nihilist, its key aims being chaos and destruction." This stance is believed to have been inspired by Sergey Nechayev a.k.a. Sergei Nechaev, a Russian revolutionary associated with the Nihilist movement and known for his support of revolution by all means, including violence. The author of the group's proclamations is believed to be aged over 40 and to hail from an upper-middle-class background.

An extract of the report reads: "This person adopted terrorism as a way of reacting to society which, in his view, has hit rock bottom." As for the other members of the group, police believe they fall into two camps: radicalized criminals and extremist anti-establishment protesters. Police have been comparing evidence taken from the scene of Giolias's shooting – including the cartridge casings of 16 bullets that have been linked to weapons used by Sect of Revolutionaries – with clues from the scenes of other attacks claimed by the organization. The group emerged in February last year with two bloodless attacks – one on a police station and one on a private television station – followed by the slaying of a policeman in June of that year. In a related development, the managers of the news blog Troktiko, to which Giolias had contributed, said they had suspended the operation of the online journal. Anarchists are not nihilists... See IJA 4(31): The International Conference on Terrorism and IAT-APT International branch and search for Nechaev.

Molotov assault by ochlarchist youths. The anarchists condemn the attack. A group of youths yesterday hurled five Molotov-cocktail bombs at a unit of riot police officers in the marxist ochlarchist para-state of Exarchia. The attack, which occurred at around 3 a.m., did not result in any injuries or damage. Immediately after the incident, police detained two people but released them shortly afterward as no incriminating evidence was found. The anarchists condemn the molotov attack.

Flight disruptions. Workers' action causes delays, some cancellations. Air-traffic controllers on Saturday called off plans to stage rolling 24-hour strikes after a court ruled the scheduled action as illegal. But the workers, who are demanding better wages and the recruitment of more staff, launched a "work-to-rule protest" early yesterday. The action, set to continue this week, caused a few flight cancellations and delays as the controllers observed strict limits on the number of aircraft allowed into Greek air space at any given time. Representatives of the tourism sector, reeling from the impact of a series of strikes by workers protesting the government's austerity measures, have condemned air-traffic controllers for aggravating their problems. The IWW supports the action.

24.07.2010. Social justice challenge to austerity measures. First of legal cases against government's agreement with EU and IMF due to be brought next week. A series of legal challenges against the austerity measures adopted by the government in the wake of an emergency loan agreement it signed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund are due to begin next week, sources told Kathimerini. The first appeals are expected to be made over the next few days by the Athens Bar Association (ABA), the civil servants' union ADEDY and a union representing retired public servants. ABA, which often provides legal advice to the government and public bodies, is expected to be the first to submit its case to the Council of State, probably on Tuesday. The president of the ABA, Dimitris Paxinos, said recently that the aim of the legal action was "to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and of social groups affected by the proposed reforms."

Sources said that the ABA's appeal is not only going to challenge the legality of the government's decision to cut wages and pensions but will also argue that the law which rubber-stamped the memorandum that Greece signed with the EU and IMF was unconstitutional. The provisions of the memorandum were approved by a simple majority vote in Parliament but the ABA will argue that a qualified majority of 180 of the 300 MPs was needed, as the agreement was what the Constitution refers to as an "international treaty." The lawyers claim that any austerity measures based on this memorandum, such as the slashing of public servants' wages as well as reductions in pension payments, are not legal.

The association will also challenge the legality of the agreement for Greece to borrow 110 billion euros, as it was not approved by Parliament. The government has been bracing for legal challenges to the measures it was forced to take in order to qualify for the emergency loan. Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis is due to submit next month a bill that will allow any challenges to the measures or the EU-IMF memorandum itself to be fast-tracked through the courts so that the judicial system is not swamped by cases. Kastanidis has pledged that verdicts would be delivered within four months of the appeals being lodged.

President stern at celebration for democracy. In a speech filled with scathing criticism of Greece's political class, which he blamed squarely for the country's present decline, President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Saturday blasted all those that he said had prevented Greece from becoming a modern, European democracy. "The disapproval that is today levelled against the political system is often crude in its generalisation but justified at its core," Papoulias underlined. The president was speaking at a reception held at the presidential mansion on Saturday morning to mark the 36th anniversary since the restoration of democracy, after the fall of the military junta that then ruled Greece in July 1974.

22.072010. Man shot dead in the ochlarchy para-state of Exarchia. Police in Athens yesterday were seeking the perpetrators behind the fatal shooting of a man, believed to be a Polish national in his mid-30s, in the central district of Exarchia. The victim, who was shot by unidentified assailants at the junction of Ippocratous and Eresou streets, died in the ambulance while being transported to the hospital. Initially, police had gone to the district of Acharnon after a woman calling the police's rapid-response unit reported a shooting at Aghios Nikolaos. The woman had been calling from Aghios Nikolaos Church on Asclepeio Street in Exarchia, it emerged later. Arriving at the actual scene of the shooting, police found drops of blood leading from the scene of the attack to church from where the woman is believed to have reported the shooting. Officers were not able to find any witness however. Police did not find any form of identification on the victim but said they believe he was Polish. Officers gave no indication of leads regarding the perpetrators or any possible motive.

21.07.2010. Police hit wall in terror probe regarding marxist extremist group Sect of Revolutionaries.

Kathimerini reports: Police sources admitted yesterday that they have very little evidence related to the murder of journalist Sokratis Giolias on which to base an investigation. The 37-year-old was shot on Monday morning as he came out of his apartment building in Ilioupoli. Police say tests have shown that the bullets were fired from guns used in previous attacks by the Sect of Revolutionaries terrorist group. Police were hoping to obtain some more clues from the scene of the shooting and from speaking to neighbors but sources said that nothing significant was discovered. They have also failed to obtain any useful CCTV footage.

Officers have yet to question Giolias's wife as she is in still a state of shock and was attending the journalist's funeral yesterday. It is believed that she may have seen one of the two gunmen who were lying in wait for her husband. One of the two, apparently dressed as a security guard, rang the couple's buzzer and told Giolias that someone was trying to steal his car in order to convince him to come downstairs. Police believe that the journalist's wife may have seen the face of one of the killers via the video entry system.

A coroner confirmed yesterday that Giolias had been shot 16 times, mostly in the back, which suggests that he tried to escape his attackers. Giolias was also shot in the head three times but these bullets came from a different gun, suggesting the presence of two shooters. It is thought that a third man waited in a getaway car which was later found burned. Police sources admitted yesterday that no great progress has been made in identifying members of the Sect of Revolutionaries since they carried out several armed attacks and shot dead a witness protection officer last year.

20.07.2010. More about the murder of journalist Sokratis Giolias. Hit linked to terrorist group. Clues point to the marxist extremist group Sect of Revolutionaries.

Kathimerini reports: Police officers and forensic experts examine[d] the scene of the murder of journalist Sokratis Giolias in Ilioupoli early yesterday. The gangland-style execution drew the condemnation of Greek and foreign media bodies. A 37-year-old investigative reporter was gunned down outside his home in southeastern Athens early yesterday by unidentified assailants using weapons that police ballistics experts later linked to the Sect of Revolutionaries [marxist] terrorist group. Sokratis Giolias, head of news at Thema 98.9 radio station and one of the journalists behind the popular dirt-digging news blog Troktiko, was shot 16 times by gunmen outside his home in Ilioupoli at around 5.30 a.m. in an attack that police initially attributed to a Mafia-style contract killing.

According to a witness, the perpetrators were dressed in uniforms reminiscent of private security firm outfits and bulletproof vests. One of the group buzzed the intercom to Giolias's apartment and told him thieves were trying to break into his car, police said. The journalist took the bait, came down and was showered with bullets as he opened the main door to the building. Neighbors said they saw Giolias's wife, who is pregnant with their second child, emerge onto the balcony screaming. About an hour later, police found a burned car not far from Giolias's home. A search revealed the car had been stolen in the coastal suburb of Alimos two days before.

Tests on the 16 cartridge casings found on the scene showed they had been fired from two 9-millimeter pistols used in attacks claimed by the Sect of Revolutionaries. One of the pistols had been used in the fatal shooting in June last year of Nektarios Savvas, a witness protection officer. The second gun had been used in the attack on Savvas and two other bloodless hits claimed by the group earlier last year: a bomb blast at the premises of Alter television channel and a machine gun attack on a police station in Korydallos, near Piraeus. In a proclamation claiming responsibility for the Alter hit in February 2009, the group had accused the media of manufacturing news and had warned that journalists were also targets. "Journalists, this time we came to your door, but next time you will find us in your homes," it had said. Giolias's murder was condemned by politicians and journalists. "Democracy and freedom of speech cannot be gagged, terrorized or intimidated," said government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis.

19.07.2010. Brown Cards to BBC and Reporters Without Borders. Greek journalist shot dead in Athens. The anarchists condemn the murder.

Reuters reports: Three unknown assailants gunned down a reporter in Athens on Monday, the first murder of a journalist in Greece in more than 20 years, police said. Greek political parties and journalist unions expressed outrage at the killing of 37-year old Sokratis Giolias outside his home in the Athens suburb of Ilioupoli. "Somebody wanted to silence a very good investigative reporter who had stepped on a lot of toes with his stories," said Panos Sobolos, president of the Athens journalists' union. Giolias was assassinated on his doorstep, succumbing to multiple wounds from pistol bullets fired at close range, police said.

Giolias, news chief at radio station Thema 98.9 and father of one child, died instantly. Police were investigating possible motives behind the murder. His murder was the first killing of a journalist in Greece since the mid-1980s, when left-wing [marxist] urban guerrilla group November 17 assassinated a conservative newspaper publisher. However, Greek newspapers and television stations have been subject to several violent attacks. Last year, an extremist group opened fire on the headquarters of private television station Alter, without causing any injury.

The Anarchist International and the IAT-APT have signed up to UDHR, also of course  Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to which everyone has "the right to freedom of opinion and expression" and also the right to "seek, receive and impart" information and ideas "regardless of frontiers." Anarchists are defenders of free speech, not the opposite.

BBC in their country report of Greece, declares: "The [Greek] media enjoy considerable freedom. However, Reporters Without Borders in 2009 warned of a growing trend of violence against the media and death threats against journalists. It said these were often claimed by anarchists and extreme leftists."

These accusations against anarchists are completely false. The truth is that no anarchists in Greece or other places on Earth have attacked journalists or newsmedia with ochlarchical actions. Ochlarchy is mob rule broadly defined including murder. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. The violence, shooting, terrorism and bomb attacks in Greece are not of this kind, and are done by extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, usually marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists. BBC and Reporters Without Borders get Brown Cards from the International Anarchist Tribunal, IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. See, say, the report of 22.05.2010 for a similar case and more information.

13.07.2010. Teen killer. Police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas changes testimony. Strike tomorrow, supported by IWW.

Teen killer. Police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas changes testimony. Epaminondas Korkoneas, the policeman charged with the murder of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008, yesterday told a court in Amfissa, central Greece, that he fired his service gun while looking at a crowd of youths that had earlier attacked him and his partner – a contradiction of previous testimony. "I fired while looking at the crowd – it was as if my mind went blank," Korkoneas said. In earlier testimony, he claimed to have fired his gun while running away.

Strike tomorrow. A strike by the civil servants' union ADEDY, planned for Thursday, when legislative provisions affecting the pensions of civil servants are to be voted on in Parliament, will disrupt public services. Flights will be suspended between 8 a.m. and noon as air-traffic controllers walk off the job. Tax offices and schools will be closed and hospitals will be operating on emergency staff. The IWW and anarchists in general supports the strike.

12.07.2010. Unknown group, probably marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, claims deadly hit. The anarchists condemn the group, see report of 22.05.2010 for more information why. Poll highlights public discontent.

Unknown group, probably marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, claims deadly hit. The anarchists condemn the terrorist group.

An unknown group claimed responsibility over the weekend for a fatal bomb attack last month that killed the 52-year-old assistant of Citizens Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis. In a letter published over the weekend in Eleftherotypia, the mystery group said that the device, which detonated on June 24 on the seventh floor of the ministry, killing Giorgos Vassilakis, had been intended for the minister. The four-page document described the explosive device in detail and said the group had targeted Chrysochoidis for taking "repressive" action against "those resisting the offensive against the people," an apparent reference to the austerity measures being passed by the debt-ridden government. The first paragraph of the document reads, "When the government violates the rights of the people, armed insurgency – either by the whole of society or a section of it – is its most sacred and crucial duty." The letter said the group behind the ministry hit had been "newly formed" and would reveal its name after a subsequent attack. The anarchists condemn the terrorist group, see, say, the report of 22.05.2010 for more information why.

Separately, police on Saturday arrested a 32-year-old suspect in connection with an unexploded bomb found on the site of the old Xenia Hotel near Mount Parnitha, north of Athens. The suspected terrorist was in 2007 charged with the attempted murder of an Athens nightclub owner.

Poll highlights public discontent.

Seven in 10 fed up with two main parties; a third would cast blank ballots in or boycott early elections. Seven in 10 Greeks are dissatisfied with their lives and feel let down by the country's two main political parties while a third would not vote for any of the five parties in Greece's Parliament, a new poll carried out on behalf of Kathimerini has found. According to the survey carried by polling firm Public Issue on a sample of 1,006 citizens in the first week of July, 65 percent of respondents said they trusted neither ruling PASOK nor the main conservative opposition New Democracy to run the country. Another 25 percent said they think PASOK is the best party to lead the country while only 4 percent said they would want ND in power. Still, eight out of 10 respondents said they were unhappy with the work of the PASOK administration, which has focused on pushing through a raft of austerity measures since it came to power last October.

Nine out of 10 said they were unhappy with ND, which has been riven with internal disputes since last November when Antonis Samaras was elected party leader. A third of respondents said they would prefer a coalition government while another 17 percent wants a government representing all the parties in Parliament. As regards the popularity of political leaders, Prime Minister George Papandreou has seen his support decline by three percentage points, to 40 percent, while Antonis Samaras has dropped 4 percentage points to 19 percent. A third of respondents said they would want neither of the two in the role of premier.

In one of the most shocking findings, a third (35.5 percent) of the poll's respondents said that if elections were held today, they would either boycott the vote or cast a blank ballot. In a related development, several Cabinet members sought to douse speculation about early elections being called this fall after Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis suggested the government should seek a new mandate. "Parliamentary elections are not on the government's agenda," said Agricultural Development and Food Minister Katerina Batzeli. Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas also told reporters that early polls were out of the question.

08.07.2010. General strike in Greece, backed by IWW. The two largest labor unions GSEE and ADEDY are staging a 24-hour strike on Thursday, July 8,  the day the Parliament will pass the draft-bill on social security reforms. GSEE and ADEDY have organized a demonstration at Klathmonos Square, at 10.00 and next a march to the Parliament while PAME has organized a separate demonstration at Omonoia Square, at 11.00. Participating on Thursday's general strike are civil servants, journalists, employees in taxation department,  Social Security Funds and local administration, customs officers. State Hospitals will operate with skeleton personnel as doctors and hospital staff are also participating in the strike as well as employees in DEKO, banks and the private sector.

No mass transport. There will be no mass transport services on Thursday as buses, trolley buses, metro, tram and electric train employees are participating in the 24-hour nationwide strike. Also there will be no suburban railway services on Thursday while Hellenic Railway Company will operate only social need services. For this reason, POS-OSE has recalled the 4-hour work stoppage announced for Wednesday. Air traffic controllers have announced work stoppage from 10.00 to 14.00. Lawyers have extended their strike for one more day, till July, 8 to keep courts closed on the day the social security draft-bill will be passed by the Parliament. The Hellenic Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (ESEE) has expressed its support to the GSEE-ADEDY strike. Ships will remain anchored at Piraeus port from 24.00 on Wednesday till 24.00, on Thursday. The strike is the sixth general strike so far in 2010. The IWWW and anarchists in general back the general strike. Reuters had a report with a picture of a protester with a red and black anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist flag. NRK showed several anarchist black flags at the demonstration. No reports about significant ochlarchy.

01.07.2010. Attack on mosque by suspected nazi-group Golden Dawn. The anarchist condemn the attack.

Kathimerini reports about "A Muslim man [that] enters a makeshift mosque in Aghios Panteleimonas, near central Athens, which was attacked by vandals yesterday. The building's windows were smashed but nobody was injured in the raid, thought to have been carried out by far-right extremists. A nearby cafe where immigrants gather was also attacked and the name of the extreme nationalist party Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn) was spray-painted on the shutters of a shop. Aghios Panteleimonas has become a point of conflict over the last few years as residents and extremists react to the area's growing migrant population." The anarchist condemn the attack.

29.06.2010. General strike in Greece, backed by IWW. Neonazi and marxist extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists clashed with police. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchists/ochlarchs. Firebombs target unionists.

General strike in Greece, backed by IWW. Neonazi and marxist extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists clashed with police. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchists/ochlarchs.

About 10,000 people took part in marches across Athens during a nationwide strike -- well down from the 50,000 in the biggest demonstration against austerity measures planned and partly introduced by the government to secure a 110 billion euro ($134.2 billion) bailout from the European Union and the IMF. "Burn parliament! Burn parliament!" a group of about 150 black-hooded youths, mainly marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, shouted as they threw sticks, stones, bottles and petrol bombs at police guarding the building in central Athens. Euronews said there were some reports about "neonazis being involved in the unrest" i.e. ochlarchy. Police fired teargas to disperse most of the crowd protesting during the fifth general strike called by public and private sector unions this year. Banks and local media were shut, hospitals operated with emergency staff and public offices were mostly closed. Businesses in central Athens rolled down their metal shutters but many elsewhere were open as usual. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchs/ochlarchists.

"We have again taken to the streets, we are striking we are resisting the slaughtering of our rights," said Ilias Vrettakos, a vice president of the main public sector union. Some tourists were exasperated by the cancellation of some ferries to islands. About 60 domestic flights were also canceled but international flights were unaffected. The Acropolis in Athens was open for visitors. The so called 'socialist' government, which has 157 seats of 300 in parliament, was to begin preliminary consideration of an overhaul of pensions later on Tuesday. It will raise women's retirement age from 60 to match men on 65 and demand more years at work to qualify for a pension.

The government says the reforms of the creaking system are essential to stave off bankruptcy for Greece, where debt has reached 133 percent of GDP in 2010. Participation in protests has waned, partly as Athenians escape to the islands for summer holidays. Unions representing about 2.5 million workers, half the workforce, back the strike. On the big May 5 protest, three people were killed in the fire-bombing of an Athens bank. About 25,000 people turned out for the similar strike on May 20. The repeated strikes, protests that have sometimes turned violent and a rise in small bomb attacks since riots in 2008 have hurt tourism, which accounts for nearly a fifth of Greece's billion euro ($297 billion) economy. A senior official was killed last week by a booby-trapped bomb. But economists said the strike was far from shutting down the economy and that it was hard to estimate the drain on GDP. The IWW and anarchists in general back the strike.

Firebombs target unionists, policeman in Thessaloniki. The anarchists condemn the attacks.

Police in Thessaloniki yesterday were seeking the perpetrators behind three bomb attacks, two on unionists and one on the home of a policeman, none of which caused injuries. A homemade explosive device planted outside the eighth-floor apartment of Sotiris Zarianopoulos, the general secretary of a local labor union, near the city center, detonated shortly before 2 a.m. At around the same time, a similar device went off outside the home of a policeman in the district of Ambelokipi. Shortly after 11 a.m. another homemade bomb went off outside the home of a former unionist in central Thessaloniki. The target of the attack was Dimitris Gousidis, the former head of the union representing journalists in Macedonia and Thrace. All three attacks caused limited damage but led to no injuries. The anarchists condemn the attacks.

26.06.2010. Even more about the letter bomb blast 24.06.2010, from 'Christos Karavelas, Ekali'. The anarchists as mentioned condemn the terrorist attack and declare: Arrest the criminal terrorist ochlarchists.

Kathimerini reports: Bombers fooled security staff of marked minister. Device was brought from political office. A damaged window [was] seen on the seventh floor of the Citizens' Protection Ministry yesterday. Police were examining fragments of the bomb that detonated there on Thursday, killing an official, for leads to the perpetrators.

A parcel bomb that detonated on Thursday night next to the office of Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, killing the minister's 52-year-old aide, had not been sent directly to the ministry building but mailed to Chrysochoidis's political office and transferred from there to the ministry two days later, police sources told Kathimerini yesterday. According to the same sources, the package had been marked with a name and address, ostensibly of the sender. But the signature, "Christos Karavelas, Ekali," appears to have been a stab at dark humor by the terrorists as Karavelas is a former Siemens Hellas executive who has been implicated in the cash-for-contracts scandal embroiling the electronics and engineering firm and who continues to elude arrest.

Sources told Kathimerini that the package sat in Chrysochoidis's political office for two days before its transfer on Thursday to the ministry building in Katehaki, east of the city center, one of the best-guarded addresses in Greece. Ironically, it was probably close aides of the minister or even members of his security detail who brought the package into the ministry building. There the package was opened by Giorgos Vassilakis, who sorted all the minister's mail. The bomb, which had been wrapped up and resembled a gift, exploded in Vassilakis's hands, killing him instantly.

According to police, the device consisted of half a kilogram of gunpowder and ammonium nitrate and had been packed into a cardboard box. Counterterrorism officers yesterday were seeking to determine how the bomb made its way past an airport-style X-ray machine at the main entrance to the ministry building and all the way up to the seventh floor where the adjacent offices of Chrysochoidis and Vassilakis are located.

Police officials admitted yesterday that the X-ray machine does not contain a bomb detector so it is possible that security staff at the ministry saw the package pass through machine without realizing what it was. In Parliament yesterday all the party leaders condemned the attack. Prime Minister George Papandreou said Greek society would not be terrorized. "The murderers should know that they will fail because they have the entire state and society against them," he said.

The anarchists as mentioned condemn the terrorist attack and declare: Arrest the criminal terrorist ochlarchists. Ochlarchy however is a form of ruling, government, State, in this case a para-state within the Greek State. Anarchists will do away with the State, practically toward ideally, including para-states.

Salonika blasts. Unidentified arsonists used homemade explosive devices comprising gas canisters to hit two union and one government targets in Thessaloniki early yesterday afternoon, causing damage but no injuries. Two of the bombs detonated almost simultaneously at the offices of the local doctors' union and the home of a senior regional official for the health service. The third device, which had been planted outside the local offices of the Health Ministry, did not detonate. Earlier yesterday a similar explosive device, also made of gas canisters, detonated outside a bank in Kalamaria, near Thessaloniki, causing damage but no injuries. The anarchists condemn the terrorist arson attacks.

25.06.2010. More about yesterday's terrorist attack. The anarchists declare: Arrest the criminal terrorist ochlarchists.

Kathimerini reports: One dead in ministry bomb attack. Aide to Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis killed when parcel explodes in his office. In one of the most brazen terrorist attacks to ever take place in Greece, a device exploded last night next to the office of Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis in the ministry building near central Athens, killing his assistant. Initial reports suggest that the explosion was caused by a parcel bomb that the minister's assistant, 52-year-old Giorgos Vassilakis, a married father of two, opened at around 8.30 p.m., triggering a blast that brought down the wall between his and Chrysochoidis's office. The minister was not in his office at the time. "We will not cease in the effort to keep our citizens and neighborhoods safe and to bring these cowardly murderers to justice," said Chrysochoidis shortly before 10 p.m. "Personally, I lost a valuable and beloved colleague."

It was not immediately clear how the explosive device found its way into one of the most heavily guarded buildings in Greece. Initial reports that the airport-style X-ray machine, through which packages going into the building are passed, was not working were denied. No group had claimed responsibility for the attack by late last night. The ministry building houses the offices of some of Greece's top policemen as well as the anti-terrorist squad. The intelligence services also use the building, located off Katehaki Avenue. There were no reports of any other serious injuries as a result of the blast.

Chrysochoidis has earned plaudits recently as, under his leadership, there have been significant breakthroughs in the fight against domestic terrorism.In April, six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle, the most active domestic terrorist group in Greece in recent years, were arrested after police raided an apartment in Kypseli, near central Athens, and discovered a large haul of weapons. Last week, police confirmed that a rocket-propelled grenade launcher found in the suspected hideout was the one used in a bloodless hit on the US Embassy in January 2007 – an attack claimed by Revolutionary Struggle. The anarchists declare: Arrest the criminal terrorist ochlarchists.

24.06.2010. Brown Cards to Associated Press and Nicholas Paphitis etc. for falsely postulating 'radical anarchist groups' are behind terrorist attacks in Greece. The anarchists condemn today's bomb attack.

Associated Press and Nicholas Paphitis report: Blast rocks Greek public order minister's office. A bomb disguised as a gift exploded inside the Greek public order ministry in Athens Thursday night, killing a police officer who was a close ministerial aide, in Greece's highest profile attack in years. "It was a terrorist act," government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis told the Associated Press. A number of small extreme left wing and radical anarchist groups operate in Greece, and have carried out bomb attacks and shooting in the capital. But the vast majority are small devices planted outside banks, foreign companies or car dealerships late at night and do not cause any injuries. It is very rare for bombings in Athens to cause fatalities.

Police said the package exploded about 25 meters (yards) away from Public Order Minister Michalis Chryssohoidis' office on the seventh floor of the heavily guarded ministry, which is located just outside the capital's center. Chryssohoidis, who was unharmed despite being in his office at the time of the blast, said he had "lost a valuable and beloved associate." The police officer who was killed, Giorgos Vassilakis, was a 50-year-old father of two. Authorities said there were no other injuries, but that the powerful explosion had caused extensive damage inside the ministry.

"The cowardly murderers will be brought to justice, to be tried in accordance with the constitution and our laws," a visibly shaken Chryssohoidis told media outside the ministry shortly after the explosion. "We will continue our struggle to keep our citizens, neighborhoods, and cities safe." The minister said the package had been meant for him. "We say one more time that we are not afraid and we will not be terrorized," he said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing. Authorities sealed the ministry building, barring anyone from entering or leaving. Officials said it was not immediately clear how the package had been delivered - whether it had been hand delivered or sent by a courier or in the mail.

Attacks in Greece increased after the fatal police shooting in December 2008 of an Athens teenager, which sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Over the past nine months, police have arrested more than a dozen people accused of belonging to two small militant groups that claimed responsibility for a string of bombings. In March, a 15-year-old Afghan boy was killed when he opened a bag containing a bomb that had been planted outside a management institute in an Athens neighborhood. The boy's 10-year-old sister suffered serious facial injuries that damaged her sight. The boy was the first person to be killed in a bomb attack in Athens since 1999, when a blast outside a hotel killed a conference worker.

Brown Cards to Associated Press and Nicholas Paphitis for falsely postulating radical anarchist groups are behind terrorist attacks in Greece. The only violence radical anarchist groups accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. The violence, terrorism and bomb attacks in Greece are not of this kind, and are done by extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, usually marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists. Associated Press and Nicholas Paphitis get Brown Cards from the International Anarchist Tribunal, IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. See, say, the report of 22.05.2010 for a similar case and more information.

The anarchists condemn today's bomb attack. IAT-APT also hands out Brown Cards to all newsmedia publishing similar lie-reports as the Associated Press.

22.06.2010. Bomb hoax. Call closes Corinth court. The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax. General strike June 29, supported by IWW. Farmers protest.

Bomb hoax. Call closes Corinth court. The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax. Police in Corinth evacuated the city's courthouses yesterday morning after being briefed by a local newspaper that had received a warning from an anonymous caller saying that a bomb had been planted on the premises. Officers cleared the court complex just after 8 a.m. immediately after the call, causing some concern among those in attendance but no panic. The courtrooms were reopened about an hour later, after a search failed to turned up any suspect devices. The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax.

General strike June 29. The country's two main unions, the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and civil servants' union ADEDY, have called a general strike for June 29 to protest pension and labor relations reforms. The IWW and anarchists in general support the general strike. Stop the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece! As usual the anarchists are against, and do and support direct actions against - the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative - cut bureaucracy costs - increase the demand of the people - the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income - for full employment - against the unenlightend plutarchy of IMF, WB, euro and the Euro-zone, and EU in general. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy. In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

Farmers protest. Representatives of farmers' unions said yesterday that they might stage strike action next month after talks with Agricultural Development and Food Minister Katerina Batzeli failed to yield a compromise. The unionists want to be paid outstanding compensation immediately but the minister said it could not be dispensed before the end of August.

16.06.2010. Irishtimes.com and Richard Pine plus Phantis get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention. 

Irishtimes.com and Richard Pine plus Phantis 16.06.2010 falsely postulate: "Peaceful protests [in Greece] have been used by anti-state anarchists to provoke violence."

The only violence anti-state anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. The violence in Greece is not of this kind, and is done by marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists. Irishtimes.com and Richard Pine plus Phantis get Brown Cards from the International Anarchist Tribunal, IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. See, say, the report of 22.05.2010 for a similar case and more information.

08.06.2010. Security boosted at police officers' trial. Coroner dismissed Korkoneas's claim that he had shot into the air.

The two police officers on trial for the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 arrived at a court in Amfissa, central Greece, amid high security yesterday, a day after getting conditional release from custody. Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vassilis Saraliotis, freed on Sunday after 18 months in custody, arrived at the courts in a van escorted by three counterterrorism officers. The block around the court building has been cordoned off and police are guarding the apartments where the two defendants are staying. A coroner testifying as a witness for the Grigoropoulos family dismissed Korkoneas's claim that he had shot into the air as a warning and not directly at the 15-year-old. According to Symeon Mesogitis, the wound left by the bullet in the teenager's body and the deformities of the bullet itself rule out such a scenario.

07.06.2010. Teen killing. Two policemen freed on bail.

The two police officers on trial for the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 received conditional release from custody yesterday. The judge in the Amfissa court where the trial of Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vassilis Saraliotis is being held has ruled that the two suspects should be freed on bail as they have completed 18 months in custody. Both men have been barred from leaving the central Greek town and will have to report to the local police station regularly until a verdict is delivered. They have been on trial – Korkoneas for shooting Grigoropoulos, Saraliotis for being an accomplice – since February.

05.06.2010. Thousands rally against pension reform in Athens, backed by IWW.

Two Greek labor unions representing more than 2.5 million workers staged a protest in central Athens Saturday against a planned pension system reform. About 500 people out of an original 2,000 that attended a rally marched toward the Greek parliament and dispersed without incident. Soaked in heavy rain, the demonstrators marched in front of the parliament building, holding banners and chanting slogans against the reform and other austerity measures the government has introduced to overcome the country's debt crisis. Representatives of ADEDY and GSEE, the unions of public and private sector employees that organized the rally, warned of more protests if the government insists on the reform. The unions are planning another general strike, the fifth this year, on the day that the pension reform bill will be voted on in the parliament.

Protesters oppose raising the minimum age for retirement to 65 and other changes in the pension system. But the government said that there is no other way to avoid a collapse of the system due to huge debts. Greece has plunged into a debt crisis for seven months, sparking fears of a larger crisis across the eurozone. Under the pressure from European partners, the government implemented a series of austerity measures and announced a package of structural reforms that were strongly rejected by unions and the general public. Most Greeks, according to opinion polls, agree something has to be done so that Greece will not default, but demand that only those who caused the crisis should pay for it.

However, after an EU-IMF financial aid plan was activated in May, the Greek government has little room to maneuver. Under the plan, Athens will receive 110 billion euros (131.6 billion U.S. dollars) over next three years, during which drastic reforms will be implemented to cut the deficit from the current level of 13.6 percent of the GDP to less than 3 percent of the GDP and put the Greek economy back on track. But Stathis Anestis, undersecretary of the GSEE, said Greeks "will not succumb to the provocative and unfair demands of our lenders from the EU and the IMF."

02.06.2010. Strikes Thursday and Friday, backed by IWW. Street protest in Athens Thursday by marxist and pro-Hamas groups.

A nationwide media strike has been called for Thursday, in protest to the changes to the social security system being advanced by the government and in demand of the safeguarding of labor rights and the signing of "dignified" collective labor agreements. The strike begins at 6.00 a.m. Thursday and lasts to 6.00 a.m. Friday, during which no news or other items will be broadcast or dispatched by newsmedia parcticipating in the the strike. Journalists in Athens will hold a demonstration outside the Athens Journalists Union (ESIEA) building in downtown Athens, followed by a march to parliament. Public transport workers will hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday. The commuter strike includes urban buses, trolleys, trams, the ISAP electric trains and the Athens Metro. The only transport means that will be running is the Proastiakos suburban railway. IWW backs the strikes.

Street protest in Athens Thursday by marxist and pro-Hamas groups. A demonstration against the Israeli raid has been scheduled for 3 June in central Athens, arranged by marxist and pro-Hamas groups. Similar demonstrations will take place in other Greek cities, as well. More marxist extremist ochlarchy? The anarchist point of view and criticism are presented at IJA 4 (31).

31.05.2010. Peace march in memory of Lambrakis, assassinated by a rightwing-extremist. Handball victim of hooligans. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy. Suspects in Grigoropoulos case to be bailed on Sunday. Protest broken up outside Israeli embassy. The anarchists condemn the marxist ochlarchy, but have also criticized Israel.

Peace march in memory of Lambrakis, assassinated by a rightwing-extremist. Dozens of people took part yesterday in a walk for peace from Marathon, northeast of Athens, to the city center in memory of the assassinated left-wing MP and activist Grigoris Lambrakis, who organized Greece's first pacifist march. Campaigners gather each year to remember Lambrakis, who was assassinated by far-right extremists in May 1963.

Handball victim of hooligans. Ten people were injured during ugly clashes between hooligans in Lamia, central Greece, on Saturday ahead of a handball tournament. Supporters of two of the four teams taking part in the competition, AEK and PAOK, fought in the city center before continuing their brawl in the indoor arena where the matches were due to be held. Dozens of seats were ripped up and thrown by the fans, who also hurled flares at each other before riot police restored order. The tournament was called off and General Secretary for Sport Panayiotis Bitsaxis has called members of the handball federation to his office for talks today.

The worst violence took place in the center of Lamia, where more than 100 PAOK fans attacked an AEK supporters' club, throwing petrol bombs and stabbing two rival fans. Some 250 AEK fans then fought running battles with the hooligans from Thessaloniki, resulting in several shops and cars being seriously damaged. Organizers blamed the police for not being properly prepared but officers said that they were caught off guard by PAOK fans traveling through the night in private cars to stage their morning attack. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy.

Suspects in Grigoropoulos case to be bailed on Sunday. The two police officers being tried in connection to the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 are due to be released from custody on Sunday, June 6. The judge in the Amfissa court where the trial of Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vassilis Saraliotis is being held has ruled that the two suspects should be freed on bail because they have completed 18 months in custody. Both men have been barred from leaving the central Greek town and will have to report to the local police station every morning and evening until a verdict is delivered. They have been on trial (Korkoneas for shooting Grigoropoulos, Saraliotis for being an accomplice) since February but it is still not clear when the case will be wrapped up.

Protest broken up outside Israeli embassy. Disturbances broke out outside the Israeli embassy in Athens early Monday evening when demonstrators hurled bottles and stones at police forces on guard outside the embassy. Police responded by using teargas, resulting in the protest dispersing. According to reports, demonstrators then headed for central Athens, with scattered "cat-&-mouse" skirmishes with police forces reported. The rally was held to press for the release of the activists and vessels by Israeli authorities. The protest was called by marxist leftist groups and pro-Hamas activists. Earlier, another protest rally was held outside the Israeli embassy by the Communist Party (KKE)-affiliated youth organization KNE. The anarchists condemn the marxist ochlarchy, but have also criticized Israel.

28.05.2010. More populism: Kallikratis approved. Anarchist comment. Unions persist. GSEE rejects appeal for talks. Crisis. Parthenon protest at scaffolding removal.

More populism: Kallikratis approved. Controversial local authority bill passes through Parliament. Kallikratis, a government plan to reorganize local authorities that has provoked widespread protests, was approved in principle in Parliament yesterday with 160 votes for and 124 against. Of the 268 deputies present in the House, 160 cast a positive ballot to the bill. The Kallikratis bill envisaging mergers between local authorities was passed by the Greek Parliament during a vote on the individual articles on Friday. The bill as mentioned had been passed in principle during a session on Thursday. Protests against the reforms continued unabated yesterday, with a group of mayors staging a small rally outside Parliament and residents of Ileia, in the Peloponnese, blockading the national highway linking Patra and Pyrgos. Elsewhere, residents in Velvento, a small town in the northern prefecture of Kozani, occupied a local power station for several hours to express their opposition to the changes.

On Wednesday 26.05.2010, about 150 residents from the small coastal town if Kymi blocked traffic for about two hours in a noisy protest against Kallikratis outside parliament. "We're here for the third time. All the stores are closed in our town so that we could come here to protest," Kymi mayor Dimitris Thomas said, barely audible over the noise drums and aerosol horns. "They want to merge our municipality into a giant area 100 kilometers (60 mile) wide, with 110 villages, many of them in mountainous terrain. How will people get access to services?"

As mentioned the plan aspires to reduce the existing 1,034 municipalities to 325, hoping to 'earn' about 1.2 billion euros ($1.5 billion). Under the new plan, also prefects are to be replaced by 12 Regions. The anarchists are as mentioned clearly against this massive centralization plan. If implemented it will probably increase, not reduce, bureaucracy costs. Longer way to civil services, more top heavy public hierarchy, and in general higher costs for the people seen as a class, as opposed to the superiors in rank/and or income, will most likely be the result.

Unions persist. GSEE rejects appeal for talks. The General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) yesterday rejected an appeal by Labor and Social and Insurance Minister Andreas Loverdos for a discussion on labor relations and pending reforms to the pension system, dismissing the measures being proposed by the government as "extreme and against the workers." ADEDY and GSEE are both planning strike action in June though no date had been set by late yesterday. The civil servants' union ADEDY on Friday announced that it had finalized plans for protest action against the austerity measures, pension reforms and the changes to labour law being pushed through by the government. The union said that nationwide rallies in Athens, Thessaloniki and Iraklio that were originally envisaged for this Saturday have been postponed for the following week, on June 5. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the public-sector staff union federations and prefectural sections will hold general meetings and regional meetings linked to forms of action, it added.

Euronews 25.05.2010 reported: Crisis. Parthenon protest at scaffolding removal. It was meant to be a day for Greeks to unite. But the unveiling of the newly restored Acropolis instead turned into another day of protest over the country's cash crisis. As the Culture Minister unveiled the recently reassembled Parthenon, one of Greece's most popular attractions, around a 100 short-term construction workers demonstrated over alleged unpaid wages. Used by successive governments since the 70s, some labourers complain they have not received any money for up to a year. "The Culture Ministry has a huge need in terms of personnel and it's been easy for all governments to use us as it's a vote winner. But they've changed personnel here like people change their shirts," said Nikos Hazomeris, President of the Culture Ministry's short-term contract workers' organisation. Thousand of archaeological site workers stand to lose their jobs because of Greece's financial woes. The government, however, has pledged to continue the restoration work which is likely to continue for another decade.

24.05.2010. Brown Cards to the Greek fascist rightwing extremist lier Nikos Hidiroglou and the nazi-papers Hellenic Lines (Greek) and Chronicle (American). Populism, with chaos/ochlarchy, not anarchy in Greece!

The fascist rightwing extremist (see the note "What is an extremist..." above) Nikos Hidiroglou wrote the following lies in the December 2009 issue of the American nazi-magazine Chronicles and also published in the Greek nazi-paper Hellenic Lines: "Left turn in Greece. Security has always been a key issue for conservatives and nationalists worldwide. But that's not the case in Greece. So voters in the homeland of democracy, displeased by riots and anarchy, the inability of the government to put down the protests, and the effects of the financial crisis, have reacted angrily against the "conservatives" on whose watch the chaos took place."

The truth is that there is no significant left turn in Greece, and the system is far from anarchy, but with clear tendencies of chaos/ochlarchy, the opposite of anarchy, see the note on "Anarchy is optimal order" above with links about a.o.t. anarchy vs chaos.

The system in Greece has been, is, and will probably for a long time be populism , as explained in the reports of

a) 07.12.2008. The Greek system seen all in all is mainly populist, and

b) 19.11.2009. The Greek system, populism with a rivaling leftwing extremist marxist state within the state. The anarchists call for winding up of this marxist ochlarchy.

The long term average, structural, coordinates of the Greek system on the economic-political map, have not changed significantly. The system seen all in all is mainly populist, a moderate, parliamentarian form of fascism, with about 58% authoritarian degree and about 42% libertarian degree, ranked as no 25 of the countries in the world according to libertarian degree. The degree of capitalism is estimated to about 52,1% and the degree of statism to about 63,4%, i.e. both significant.

The change of cabinet to a so called 'socialist' party, and the strikes and demonstrations, etc. have not changed the Greek populist system in libertarian direction so far... Populism with a rivaling leftwing extremist ochlarchist marxist para-state within the state, prevails. This marxist para-state consists mainly of rioters, hooligans, vandals and terrorists, including all the present Molotov-coctail-throwing and other bomb attackers in Greece, i.e. an ochlarchy. No anarchists are a part of this para-state and it is not an anarchy.

The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism etc., i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic and not done by anarchists. People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called in the media or by others!

There is so far no momentum, a clear aim with sufficient popular support, for a change of the societal organization in horizontal direction, toward real democracy, anarchy - order included. But the anarchists call for (click on:) direct actions , i.e. actions without chaos/ochlarchy, for a change of the Greek system in horizontal direction, toward anarchy.

The concept para-state, briefly defined, means "beside; near; alongside; similar to; resembling; by;" - state, usually a rivaling state within the state of the country, as in this case.

The anarchists have called for winding up of this rivaling leftwing extremist ochlarchist marxist para-state within the state, in Exarchia and other places, as an important part of the general fight against statism.

The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to the Greek fascist rightwing extremist lier Nikos Hidiroglou and the nazi-papers Hellenic Lines (Greek) and Chronicle (American), according to the (click on:) Oslo Convention. As mentioned anarchy and ochlarchy/chaos are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchy with ochlarchy/chaos, as the Greek fascist rightwing extremist lier Nikos Hidiroglou and the nazi-papers Hellenic Lines (Greek) and Chronicle (American) do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak.

22.05.2010. Brown Cards to 'koukouloforoi', 'hooded ones', Panagiotis, Kostas, etc., falsely posing as "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and New York Times/International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis.

New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis 19.05.2010 reported the following lie-story:

Urban guerrillas in Greece face scrutiny. Panagiotis became an anarchist at 15, a middle-class Athenian kid attracted to anti-authoritarianism and the gritty central Exarcheia [a.k.a. Exarchia and Exarhia] neighborhood, where Greece's activists came of age. Over the last 26 years, he says he has thrown stones, bottles and Molotov cocktails during hundreds of anti-government demonstrations. His identity is often hidden behind a mask and hood and layers of black clothing, the dress code of koukouloforoi, the "hooded ones" that Greek police say regularly turn peaceful protests here violent. Three people died during the last big demonstration on May 5, when a band of koukouloforoi broke away from the largely peaceful crowd of 100,000 and firebombed Marfin Egnatia bank, killing three young workers. Many Greeks call the dead martyrs of the financial crisis, and their hooded attackers murderers.

Panagiotis, now a burly 41-year-old, says he understands. He, like virtually all the anarchists, would not give his full name for fear of reprisals, but says he and other Exarcheia activists are appalled and saddened at the deaths. "We are not against violence," he said, over a shot of raki at a popular Exarcheia anarchist hangout. "But when we decide to use it, we will think a hundred times about how and why. These kids on May 5 didn't even think for a minute. They only destroyed, only for the sake of destroying." In a country where taking to the streets is part of national culture, the koukouloforoi have long been tolerated as urban guerrillas splintered from anarchists, far-left activists and anti-globalization campaigners, who articulate deep frustrations about Greek cronyism and corruption. On the eve of Greece's fourth general strike and another planned demonstration against austerity measures, they have become a leading force in what many here fear is the beginning of a long, hot summer of social unrest that could hurt the country's economic recovery.

But the koukouloforoi are by no means a unified force. In recent years, they have grown to include vigilantes and petty criminals who are not tied to any ideology, according to police and security experts. "They are not a disciplined group that's easy to profile," said Mary Bossis, a professor and security expert at the University of Piraeus. "Many are hooligans or robbers or just very angry young people who want to damage anything. These days, it's hard to know how many are activists." Wearing black clothing, helmets and masks and carrying clubs, the koukouloforoi hijack some of the hundreds of peaceful demonstrations that take place in Greece annually. Their favored targets are banks, government buildings and other symbols of wealth and power. In Greece, anti-state protest has its roots in the civil war of 1946-49 and especially the military dictatorship of 1967-74, when tens of thousands of students helped overthrow the junta.

Most anti-authoritarians in Greece are not violent, though experts note that the movements tend to attract some disaffected teenagers and twentysomethings from comfortable Athenian suburbs. They rail against authority on Facebook groups like "I want to blow up Parliament (when everyone's in there)." Like protest movements from Ukraine to China, they communicate and organize themselves using the Internet and cell phone text messages. Many anarchists approached since the May 5 demonstrations declined to be interviewed, saying they felt unfairly targeted by the Greek police and mistreated by the news media. Only a few, like Panagiotis would go so far as to provide their first names.

In an interview last month, Kostas, a 21-year-old university student and anarchist who declined to give his full name because he feared police reprisal, said that he sympathized with koukouloforoi, even if he had never donned their garb. Kostas said he lived with his parents in the upper middle-class suburb of Halandri. He was outraged that the Greek government applied for billions in loans from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, which he likened to "two faceless, soulless bosses." Greek politicians "are the criminals, not the koukouloforoi," he said, after an anti-IMF. protest on April 23 where he had broken shop windows in central Athens with pieces of broken marble.

A spokesperson for Public Order Minister, Michalis Chrysohoidis, said the minister, who in 2002 led the arrest of the long-elusive 17 November terrorist group, wanted to protect Greeks' "sacred right" to protest peacefully. But because of what the ministry called a "zero tolerance" policy toward violence, the police have also stepped up patrols in Exarcheia — often unfairly, activists say. On the evening of May 5, police officers raided the center of a prominent leftist and anti-authoritarian group called Diktio, or the Network of Political and Social Rights, injuring several people, said Yianna Kourtovik, a lawyer and longtime Diktio member. "They called us murderers," she said.

In December 2008, Athens was shaken by weeks of rioting after a police officer shot and killed 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos after a standoff in Exarcheia. The teenager, who lived in a wealthy Athens neighborhood, is considered a victim of police brutality by many Exarcheia activists. Though the activists have widely denounced the May 5 violence, they acknowledge that their call to revolution is often misunderstood by young people. Some anarchists say the movement has created a "monster." Vassilis Chajiakovou, the 44-year-old manager of the Ianos bookstore in central Athens, faced down one of the koukouloforoi who bombed Marfin Egnatia bank and his own bookstore on May 5.

The bookstore was already in flames when a wiry young man in the hood and mask threatened Mr. Chajiakovou with a gasoline bomb. "I'll burn you alive," Mr. Chajiakovou recalled the young man yelling in a shrill, boyish voice. But when Mr. Chajiakovou charged him, the young man ran away. Across the street at the bank, employees trapped inside were screaming for help. Soon, two women and a man in their 30s were dead from smoke inhalation. That day's protests had a particular resonance to Mr. Chajiakovou. A former anarchist and anti-authoritarian himself, he recalled how, at 19, he had thrown rocks at the French nationalist politician Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was visiting Athens in 1985, while his friends lobbed Molotov cocktails.

Years later, his bookstore, which suffered €100,000, or $126,000, in damages during the recent attack, became a popular hangout for counterculture intellectuals. Yet now he fears that a legitimate protest movement that once was motivated by social justice has become consumed by hate. "I don't want to believe the people who threw bombs at us and murdered three people across the street belong to any legitimate ideology," he said. "The people who stormed into our store wanted to kill for the thrill of it. There's nothing revolutionary about that."

1. The anarchists condemn marxist vanguardism, hallmarked by symbolic violent attacks on state and capitalism, say, "targets are banks, government buildings and other symbols of wealth and power" and "I want to blow up Parliament (when everyone's in there)," and similar, i.e. ochlarchy and ochlarchist, futile from anarchist point of view, and the opposite of anarchism and anarchist. Such symbolic violent actions are typically marxist vanguardism, similar to RAF-ml (Baader-Meinhof), etc. and the opposite of anarchism and anarchist. Say, a burnt down parliament and killed MPs, will most likely be replaced by a new parliament and new MPs, and no change of the system in anarchist direction, or, less likely, be replaced with an ultra-authoritarian "strong man", and an even more authoritarian system than the present populist system in Greece. Arrest the marxist 'vanguard', the marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, i.e. terrorists, vandals and hooligans. The anarchists have a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 and the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, in this analysis. Se also point 2. for more information.

2. Ad so called "anarchists" that use/used firebombs (Molotov coctails) and similar.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and (click on:) direct action. The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebombs, so called "anarchists", falsely called so by New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

As indicated above, these so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs - mentioned by New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, to 'koukouloforoi', 'hooded ones', Panagiotis, Kostas, etc., falsely posing as "anarchists", so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the (click on:) Oslo Convention.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called in the media or by others! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in the mentioned and similar cases. 'Koukouloforoi', 'hooded ones', Panagiotis, Kostas, etc., falsely posing as "anarchists", are as mentioned in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The liers New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

3. Ad so called "anarchists" that do/did vandalism and hooliganism, vigilantes and petty criminals and robbers (theft, see the Oslo Convention), storming banks and similar, i.e. throwing stones at police etc.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at the police etc, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. New York Times - International Herald Tribune and Joanna Kakissis get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at police etc, and falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia and others! Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, to 'koukouloforoi', 'hooded ones', Panagiotis, Kostas, etc., falsely posing as "anarchists", so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the (click on:) Oslo Convention .

Such violent attacks on police etc. are ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn these violent attacks on police etc., and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

4. The IAT-APT has commented on the so called "anarchists", in reality marxist ochlarchists, in Exarchia, in general before, say, see report of 11.03.2010 and the list of contents above. The ochlarchists of Exarchia have in general long time ago got Brown Cards meaning they are expulsed from the anarchists movement. Exarchia is a marxist-ochlarchist hangout and stronghold, not an "anarchist hangout". The anarchists have several times called for a winding up of this marxist and authoritarian para-state, i.e. an ochlarchy. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

21.05.2010. More about yesterday's non-ochlarchical general strike and demonstrations. Lots of black, and black and red, anarchist flags were used at the demonstrations. Marxist terrorgroup responsible for bomb blasts.

Kathimerini reports: Greeks protest more reforms, peacefully. Turnout smaller than fatal May 5 rally. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Athens yesterday for a peaceful demonstration as public and private sector workers joined the latest 24-hour strike against the government's austerity measures. The strike brought most public transport to a halt, shut down schools and left hospitals with only emergency staff. International flights were not affected as air-traffic controllers did not join the action to avoid aggravating disruption in air space over Europe caused by volcanic ash. But ferries remained moored in port as the strike was joined by seamen who prevented three cruise liners, carrying some 7,000 tourists, from docking at Piraeus.

The police were out in force yesterday, with orders to quell violence of the kind that led to three deaths during the last strike on May 5 when rioters firebombed a bank. Officers detained nearly 100 people for questioning following pre-emptive checks in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia [a marxist-ochlarchy stronghold]. There were no reports of skirmishes between protesters and riot police and the three rallies, organized by separate unions, concluded peacefully.

The demonstration attracted tens of thousands of protesters – estimates ranged between 20,000 and 35,000 – but was much smaller than the May 5 rally that had drawn around 100,000 people. Yesterday's protest also seemed less emotionally charged. Demonstrators chanted slogans such as "Thieves, thieves" outside Parliament – where a bill to reform the country's creaking pension system is to be tabled next week. Unionists issued rallying calls to demonstrators to "rise up" against the reforms which they condemned as "outrageous." But there were no tense standoffs or clashes. Officers closely tailed a crowd of demonstrators carrying flags in the red and black colors associated with anarchism but there were no scuffles.

The pension system overhaul is part of a raft of reforms the government has committed to push through in exchange for a 110-billion-euro aid package from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. An IMF [bureaucracy] spokesperson, Caroline Atkinson, said yesterday that the Fund is not waiting to see wage cuts in the private sector. "We agree with the government that there is no need to mandate cuts in private sector wages," she said. "Of course, there is an issue of competitiveness that the government is addressing through a number of measures in its program," she added.

The general strike and demonstrations were non-ochlarchical. Lots of black, and black and red, anarchist flags were used at the demonstrations. See also the report of 20.05.2010 updated. 'Cut in private and public bureaucracy, and its costs', the anarchists underline!

ERT reports: Support mechanism sparks wrangling in House. "We want to turn the crisis into a real opportunity," said the Greek Prime Minister from the House podium, while answering to a question posed by SYN President Alexis Tsipras on the deterioration of social indexes. George Papandreou stressed that the recovery of the country's economy and social state is a double bet that has to be won. "The choice had been between collapse and survival. We opted for survival," underlined George Papandreou, further noting that the government managed to guarantee development for the country. Alexis Tsipras, on the other hand, blasted the government for lacking the people's consent to implement the austerity measures he took along with the EU and the IMF.

ANA-MPA reports: Terrorist group assumes responsibility for Korydallos and Thessaloniki bomb blasts. "Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire" terrorist group assumed on Wednesday responsibility for the two powerful explosions at the Korydallos prison last Thursday night and at the Thessaloniki courthouses at noon last Friday, in a proclamation uploaded on an Internet blogspot. In the announcement the group criticises the judicial and penitentiary system, while expressing solidarity for defendants for "participation in the revolutionary struggle". The announcement is accompanied by a second text on the tragic incident regarding the arson attack on the Marfin bank in which three employees lost their lives.

20.05.2010. General strike - Anarchists: No to IMF and euro etc. policy = high profit = high bureaucracy costs in private and public sector, and poor people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income...

General strike in Greece - Anarchists: No to IMF, WB, EU and euro etc. policy = a) high profit = high bureaucracy costs in private and public sector, and low costs = poor people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income = the bureaucracy; and b) unenlightened plutarchy with relatively low real income, low GDP per capita, high Gini-index, and high unemployment, crisis, recession and depression, in general unless special cases. Against this the libertarians call for ANARCHIST ECONOMICS, environmental included, in Greece and world wide. Implement the anarchists' PLAN!!!

As usual the anarchists are against, and do and support direct actions against - the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative - cut bureaucracy costs - increase the demand of the people - the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income - for full employment - against the unenlightend plutarchy of IMF, WB, euro and EU. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy. In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

More than 20,000 protesters marched through Athens to parliament Thursday as unions challenged Greece's harsh austerity measures and the unenlightened plutarchy with their fourth general strike this year - and the first since three people died when a bank was torched. Two separate rallies ended peacefully, but city officials and shopkeepers had taken extensive precautions in case the protests turned violent, like the one two weeks ago. Store owners closed up and lowered protective shutters before the march got under way, and police deployed 1,700 officers and detained 36 people in an early show of strength. Demonstrators outside the parliament building banged pots and pans and shouted "Thieves, thieves!" but did not attempt to breach a cordon of riot police holding them back.

The strike closed schools, halted ferries and trains, and kept hospitals running with only emergency staff. The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Athens were also shut. Premier George Papandreou, visiting Lebanon, said he 'sympathized' with many of the protesters, but he did not promise policy a) against the unenlightened plutarchy and the bureaucracy, and b) for anarchist economics and the people. "The Greek people are understandably voicing their views about the economic crisis, and it is painful," Papandreou said. "We understand this and I understand this myself. We also know that we must move ahead with these changes in order to make the country with a viable economy, a competitive economy." This means a.o.t. "low costs" = poor people and, high unemployment... and high profit = bureaucracy costs...

As mentioned during Greece's last general strike May 5, three workers - including a pregnant woman - died when a bank was torched by rioters. Protesters observed a minute of silence for the three victims before the march, which ended peacefully. The only tension came after the march was over, when a group of about 20 mainly young protesters sat in the middle of a major avenue in front of Parliament. Outnumbered by TV cameras, photographers and curious onlookers, the group refused to budge for about an hour, forcing dozens of cars - including an open-top double-decker tour bus with irate tourists giving them thumbs-down signs - to maneuver away and use other streets. Police in riot gear later pushed the protesters off the road.

Public anger has grown at deep pension and salary cuts, as well as steep tax hikes, imposed in an attempt to pull Greece out of an unprecedented debt crisis. The measures were decided as a de facto support to the bureaucracy for Greece to receive a euro110 billion ($134.97 billion) three-year 'rescue loan package' from other EU countries and the International Monetary Fund that staved off a default. It must be mentioned that Argentina did well economically after a default... Demonstrator Giorgos Koukaridis said he hoped the rally would counter the perception that salary and pension cuts are inevitable. "There is the [false] notion that whatever is meant to pass [in parliament] will pass. And that's the bad thing," he said.

Ilias Iliopoulos, general secretary of Greece's public servants' union, ADEDY, said low-income workers were being burdened unfairly. "Let the government hear this message very clearly: We are not retreating from our demands, and we will continue our struggle until we have won," Iliopoulos said. Earlier, members of a communist-backed labor union occupied the Labor Ministry and held a separate peaceful rally. About 5,000 protesters also marched in Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city.

Thursday's major strike - the fourth this year - affected all public and many private employers. However, unlike other general walkouts, most flights were unaffected as air traffic controllers stayed on the job. Some small regional airports closed, and Greece's Olympic Air carrier said it was canceling 30 domestic flights. Greece's largest traders association urged the government to take appropriate police measures to prevent damage to stores which are frequently vandalized during protest marches. The country's debt crisis has sent shock waves through global markets. That, combined with fears for Europe's struggling economy and German warnings that the future of the euro is at stake, sent the common currency to a four-year low against the dollar Wednesday.

PS. A lot of anarchists participated in the main demonstration, some of them using anarchist black flags, also shown internationally by BBC-TV.

19.05.2010. Greek PM: 'New development models are required'. It's time for anarchist economics! General strike and new wave of strike action on the way. IWW backs the strikes.

Greek PM: 'New development models are required'. It's time for anarchist economics!

The fight against the financial and environmental crises requires a new development model, said the Greek Prime Minister while addressing an annual Euro-Mediterranean Energy Forum. It's time for anarchist economics! See the report of 18.05.2010.

General strike and new wave of strike action on the way. IWW backs the strikes. Another general strike tomorrow, called by the countries' two main unions, will disrupt public services and transport although flights will run as scheduled. The 24-hour strike, the first since May 5 when the firebombing of a bank led to the deaths of three employees, will halt services on the Athens metro, buses, trolley buses, the tram and the suburban railway and regular railway. The Piraeus-Kifissia urban electric railway (ISAP) will run a limited service between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Flights will be unaffected as air-traffic controllers announced that they would not join the walkout. But ferries will remain moored at Piraeus and other ports around the country as seamen are striking. Taxis will run as normal.

Motorists are advised to avoid the city center as rallies planned by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and the main civil servants' union (ADEDY) are expected to block most major roads. As usual, the strike action will close down schools and government services and oblige state hospitals to operate on emergency staff. Journalists will not join the strike and as a result there will be coverage of the protest rallies and other news on television and radio and newspapers will circulate on Friday. Labor unions, which are staging their action to emphasize their opposition to austerity measures already passed by the government and to pension reforms due to be submitted in Parliament next week, said yesterday that they are already planning a new strike for June. In a joint statement, ADEDY and GSEE condemned looming pension reform which they said would "negate and undermine the rights of insured citizens."

The 24-hour nationwide general strike heralded by Greece's two umbrella unions for the private and public sector, GSEE and ADEDY respectively, will reduce everything to a crawl on Thursday. Transport will be seriously disrupted. Reacting to the changes in the pension system, GSEE and ADEDY have urged workers to take part in a street protest in central Athens on Thursday morning. It remains to be seen what will happen with the national level exams scheduled to take place on the strike day, since OLME (Federation of Secondary School Teachers) has urged teachers to abstain from their duties. The Education Minister refused to reschedule the exams, as proposed by OLME, and called on teachers to not go out on a strike.

We cannot break the strike lest there should be problems in the exams, OLME head Dimitris Peppes said, further adding that Thursday's strike concerns all the workers and not certain groups. Lawyers will also join the strike, while services in public hospitals will be cut to a bare minimum. Transport will be seriously disrupted in the Attica basin, since there will be no bus, trolley and metro services. Ships will remain grounded in the ports. Flights as mentioned won't be affected, though, since air traffic controllers decided to abstain from the strike. IWW backs the strikes.

More about reform 'Kallikratis' protests hitting roads and borders. Opposition to Kallikratis, a government plan to redraw local government boundaries, grew yesterday with residents of a small town in northern Greece blocking the Egnatia Highway for the fifth day while protesters in Crete tried to occupy Iraklio Airport and communities close to the Bulgarian and Turkish borders prepared to block two crossings tomorrow. Residents of the small town of Siatista, near Kozani in northern Greece, continued to disrupt the flow of traffic on the Egnatia Highway yesterday by blocking the Bara junction for the fifth day. The protesters are upset that their town has not been made the capital of Voios Municipality.

Locals in the municipalities of Trigono, Kyprino and Vyssa are also angry with the Kallikratis plan. They want their three municipalities to be merged, as has been the case in other parts of the country. They are threatening to block the crossings of Ormenio and Kipoi, on the Bulgarian and Turkish borders respectively, all day tomorrow, to press their demands. "Our three municipalities fulfill all the preconditions set out in Kallikratis to be unified into one," said Trigono Mayor Manolis Hatzipanayiotou. Police on Crete yesterday afternoon removed a group of protesters who had cut through the wire fence surrounding Iraklio Airport which they had planned to occupy in a symbolic protest against the Kallikratis plan.

In Halkidiki, residents of the municipalities of Triglia, Moudania and Kallikrateia are also up in arms over the reforms. In their case, they oppose plans to merge their communities into one. In Athens, street market traders joined the protests against the reforms which, they say, would give local authorities control over the operation of the markets. "We will not allow street markets to become a vehicle for the serving of party political interests," said a statement by the union, which has called on members to join a blockade of the Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Ministry on Mesogeion Avenue this afternoon. As mentioned the anarchists are clearly against this massive centralization plan. If implemented it will probably increase, not reduce, bureaucracy costs.

Greek public debt surpasses 300 bln euros in Q1. Greece's public debt surpassed the 300-bln-euro mark in the first quarter of 2010, totaling 310.384 billion euros on March 31, 2010, up from 298.524 billion euros at the end of 2009, the General Accounting Office announced on Wednesday. In a statement, the Accounting Office said the Greek state's cash reserves totaled 7.519 billion euros at the end of the first quarter of 2010, sharply up from 1.1 billion euros at the end of 2009. Greek inflation jumped to 4.7 pct in April, up from 3.9 pct in March, Eurostat said on Tuesday.

PM appoints new Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister. Dodecanese MP George Nikitiadis was appointed by Prime Minister George Papandreou as Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister, government spokesman George Petalotis announced on Thursday. Nikitiadis replaces Angela Gerekou, who resigned from the post on Monday.

18.05.2010. Anarchists against the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative - cut bureaucracy costs - increase the demand of the people - for full employment - against the unenlightend plutarchy of IMF, WB, euro and EU.

The anarchists are against, and do and support direct actions against - the top heavy Greek societal pyramid, economical and political/administrative - cut bureaucracy costs - increase the demand of the people - the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income - for full employment - against the unenlightend plutarchy of IMF, WB, euro and EU. Greece should leave the euro and the Euro-zone, this will make proper demand management more easy. In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in Greece - and in general - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

Reuters reports: Greek unions warn of more strikes, protests in June. Greece's main labor unions said on Tuesday they would carry out more strikes in June to protest against a pension reform bill they say will further burden the poor who have been hit by government austerity measures. The [so called] Socialist government says the draft pension reform bill is aimed at saving the social security system from bankruptcy. It raises the retirement age and discourages workers from taking their pension early. The private and public sector unions which represent about 2.5 million workers, around half of the Greek workforce, have already called a one-day general strike for May 20, the first since three people died in a petrol bomb attack during a march by 50,000 protesters this month.

"We are calling workers, pensioners, young people, who expect the government policies to change, to join Thursday's strike, which will not be the last one," said Ilias Iliopoulos, public sector union's ADEDY General Secretary. "The government hasn't realized yet the size of the explosion." Parliament is expected to vote on the pension reform bill, drawn up after consultations with the EU and the IMF, early in June. The government has a comfortable parliamentary majority. Unions are to meet after the strike on Thursday and decide on further labor action.

"If the pension bill is left unchanged, we will certainly protest in June. And if the government takes more harmful measures the summer will also be a period of labor action," Iliopoulos said. Despite the growing size of the protests, opinion polls show that most Greeks agree the austerity measures are necessary, but are angry because they believe the burden is being unfairly shouldered by the general population while the rich evade taxes. Political analysts and pollsters have said that once this week's strike is over, the government could face a three-to-four month period of relative calm as Athenians flee the intense heat of the capital for the breeze and beaches of nearby islands.

Lawyers strike. Lawyers are to join a general strike due to take place on Thursday, the coordinating committee representing all the country's bar associations said yesterday. The action has been called to protest the impact of new tax measures and imminent changes to the pension system. The anarchists don't support tax-evasion and similar by the economical plutarchists.

Mass transit stike on Thursday, air traffic controllers to work. Unions representing mass transit employees in Athens, with the exception of the ISAP electric railway, have called a strike on Thursday, part of a nationwide 24-hour mobilization called by the two largest labour unions in the public and private sectors, ADEDY and GSEE, respectively. ISAP services will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday. Hellenic Railways (OSE) employees will also participate in the 24-hour strike. Meanwhile, the air traffic controllers announced that they will not to participate in the strike, meaning that all commercial flights will be held according to schedule. Problems are likely in domestic flights mainly in small airports in case the union representing civil aviation authority employees (OSYPA) decides to strike. 

KEPs closed. State Citizen Service Centers (KEP) will be closed today as employees continue a 48-hour strike launched yesterday to protest the government's austerity measures.

Bomb hoax. The Athens Appeals Court was evacuated yesterday after an anonymous caller claimed a bomb had been planted in the building but the threat was a hoax. Last week, a large bomb went off at the main court building in Thessaloniki, causing substantial damage and one injury. It was revealed yesterday that the building will remain closed until repairs have been carried out, as there are concerns that the blast severely damaged the structure. The bomb created a two-meter wide crater.Terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism, bomb hoax, and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and direct action . The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax.

Minister out over taxes. Angela Gerekou resigns after singer husband is revealed to owe 5.5 million euros. Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou resigned yesterday after allegations that her husband, a popular singer, owed 5.5 million euros in taxes, a revelation that threatened to undermine the government's efforts to tackle tax evasion. Gerekou, a former actress, tendered her resignation yesterday evening to ensure the government would not be tarnished, according to a statement issued by Government Spokesman Giorgos Petalotis. He added that the MP for Corfu insisted she had nothing to do with the tax issue of her husband, Tolis Voskopoulos.

Earlier in the day, when confronted with a report in the Eleftherotypia daily about Voskopoulos failing to settle a tax bill over the last 17 years, Petalotis said it was a personal matter. Following the publication of the allegations, Voskopoulos, who had a glittering singing and acting career in Greece spanning several decades, issued a statement denying he enjoyed special treatment by tax authorities. He said the outstanding amounts date back to a legal dispute with his previous wife (Gerekou and Voskopoulos married in 1996), which had yet to be settled. The singer said his properties had already been seized by the state and he had attempted to negotiate for the interest on the initial amount he owed to be written off.

He also denied living a life of luxury, saying that he owned only one car, which was registered in 1977 and is no longer roadworthy. A little later, the Finance Ministry issued a statement confirming that five of Voskopoulos's properties had been seized and that he is the subject of two criminal procedures. However, the ministry added that it deemed the measures taken so far to recover the debt as "not being enough," although it blamed this on the "collapse" of the tax collecting mechanism under the previous New Democracy government. PASOK has staked much of its reputation on tackling tax evasion, which could be worth as much as 15 billion euros a year, and the fact that one of its ministers was embroiled in such a case is likely to be a cause for much embarrassment. "The government is determined to restore respect for the law and to treat all citizens equally both in respect to their rights and their obligations," the Finance Ministry said.

No to "Kallikratis" centralization plan. Interior Minister Giannis Raggousis submitted Friday government's ambitious plan to redraw administrative boundaries at a local level known as "Kallikratis." The plan is expected to be voted before the end of May. The plan aspires to reduce the existing 1,034 municipalities to 325, hoping to earn about 1.2 billion euros. Under the new plan, also prefects are to be replaced by 12 Regions. The anarchists are clearly against this massive centralization plan. If implemented it will probably increase, not reduce, bureaucracy costs.

Opposition to Kallikratis grows. Protests by local authority officials against Kallikratis, an ambitious government plan to redraw administrative boundaries and overhaul local government, continued yesterday with the resignation of the entire council of a municipality in the Peloponnese. Meanwhile, residents of the small town of Siatista, near Kozani in northern Greece, blocked the Egnatia Highway for the fourth day in a row, complaining that their town has not been made the capital of Voios municipality. The leader of the main opposition conservative New Democracy party, Antonis Samaras, appeared to take advantage of the mood, calling on local government officials affiliated to ND to encourage residents in their areas to oppose the bill, due to be submitted in Parliament soon. "If the government persists with this choice, it will incur a heavy cost," Samaras said.

Although the main aim of Kallikratis is not to cut costs, it is estimated that it will save up to 2 billion euros and the merging of some local authorities will inevitably lead to job losses. Yesterday's protests, though, were not protests at planned mergers of local authorities, but the opposite. The mayor of Gargalianoi, Stavros Kalofolias, and members of his municipal council said they had decided to tender their resignations to the region's general secretary because their proposal for the merger of their municipality with that of adjacent Filiatra has not been approved by the Interior Ministry.

The municipal authorities of Corinth were also up in arms yesterday, demanding that the borders of their municipality be extended to reach the Isthmus of Corinth, while authorities in Tropaia, in the prefecture of Arcadia, want to be unified with two municipalities in the neighboring province of Gortynia and have threatened protests if their demand is not satisfied. Earlier this month, the mayor of Elliniko in southern Athens, Christos Kortzidis, went on a hunger strike to protest the changes foreseen by Kallikratis.

Local residents announce roadblocks of NE border crossings on Thursday. Local residents from the municipalities of Trigono, Kyprinos and Vissa in the northeast prefecture of Evros have warned that they will block the Ormenio post on the frontier with Bulgaria on Thursday morning. Residents said they will block the crossing until 4 p.m. in protest over their townships' proposed merger with the larger municipality of Orestiada. All stores and services will also be closed in a show of protest. The merger will take place within the framework of Kallikratis local administration reform plan. Meanwhile, the Kipi border post with Turkey will also be targetted by local residents on Thursday morning angered over the proposed merger of the Ferres and Tychero municipalities.

Greece received a 14.5-billion euro ($17.9 billion) emergency loan from the European Union on Tuesday and will use some of the money to fully repay an 8.5-billion euro bond maturing the next day, officials said. It was Greece's presumed inability to redeem this euro bond, which matures on Wednesday, that prompted the EU and IMF to intervene and eventually agree to a 110-billion euro aid package this month. The IMF has already lent Greece 5.5 billion euros. "The 14.5 billion euros was transferred to Greece a short while ago, through the ECB," said a Greek bank official close the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity. Greece will now use some of the funds to fully repay the 10-year bond, a government official said.

"Repayment to bondholders will proceed normally on May 19," the official, who declined to be named, told Reuters. The 6 percent fixed-coupon bond was a major refunding hurdle for Greece this year along with a 5-year, 8.2 billion euro bond that was repaid on April 20. According to a standard convention for Greek bonds, Greece would not technically default on its payments as long as it paid the principle within seven days and the interest within 30 days, but the markets might well have viewed any delay differently. Greece has embarked on the huge task of cutting its deficit from nearly 14 percent of GDP to 3 percent by 2014 to meet the conditions of the EU/IMF aid, but faces a series of large protests against the government's wage cuts and tax hikes.

17.05.2010. Strikes, backed by IWW. Greek fiscal plan needs stimulus back-up. PM hints at action against US banks. Extreme unenlightened plutarchy. The best alternative, real democracy and horizontal organization.

KEP strike. State Citizen Service Centers (KEP) will be closed today and tomorrow as employees stage a 48-hour strike to protest the government's austerity measures. Unionists spoke of "a violent attack on workers' rights." The strike is backed by IWW and anarchists in general, although use of the phrase "violent attack" here is an exaggeration.

General strike 20.05.2010. Greece's major umbrella unions, GSEE for the private sector and ADEDY for the public one, are getting ready for the 24-hour strike they have scheduled for 20 May. In a press conference the two unions will give on Tuesday, they will outline their positions on a socially effective and financial viable pension system. "Since the bill promoted by the government runs contradictory, GSEE and ADEDY have scheduled a 24-hour strike for 20 May and a demonstration in central Athens," said a statement issued by the two unions. The general strike is backed by IWW and anarchists in general.

Greek fiscal plan needs stimulus back-up - Papandreou. Says govt has to protect weakest in Greek society. Reuters reports: Greece's drive to cut its deficit will only work if combined with measures to stimulate growth and investment, the prime minister said on Monday, as Athens was poised to receive funds to cover a major debt refinancing due this week. Fears that deficit-cutting in Greece and elsewhere in the Euro-zone will hurt growth were at the forefront of investor concerns on Monday, sending the single currency to a four-year low and fuelling fears it may face freefall. Greece is seen by many economists as a bellwether for other vulnerable Euro-zone economies, being the first to tap an EU-IMF aid mechanism to service a 300 billion euro debt.

Athens has already received 5.5 billion euros in aid from the IMF and is due to get more from the EU on Tuesday to pay an 8.5-billion euro bond maturing on Wednesday. "The money has been secured, everything is in place," said a government official who declined to be named. Greece was obliged to impose drastic pay cuts and tax hikes in return for the 110 billion euro ($140 billion) EU/IMF bailout. Having staved off imminent default, it must now make sure revenues spur growth, Papandreou said. "This savings programme was the only way to avert the threat of a state bankruptcy," Prime Minister George Papandreou told Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper. "The programme can be sustainable only if we stimulate investment and growth."

Austerity measures are expected to further hurt the economy, which plunged into its first recession in 16 years last year and is forecast to contract by 4 percent in 2010. Investors are now watching the reaction of a restive Greek public and whether the [so called] Socialist government can withstand the pressure. Large, sometimes violent protests against the government have rocked the Greek capital and labour unions have called a general strike and major demonstration for May 20. For now though, opinion polls show most Greeks think the EU/IMF package was necessary, but are angry because they believe ordinary people will bear the brunt of the suffering while politicians and the rich continue to be pampered. While the government has pledged action against corrupt politicians, many Greeks are now hungry to see heads roll.

Safety net. As the austerity measures begin to bite, anger could rise more with the poor suffering most from cuts in public spending. "I believe we can implement our programme. But we must ensure the weakest in our society don't fall into the abyss," Papandreou said. "We can't push people below the poverty line." "Part of our savings programme is therefore a safety net. That will cost money but we have to do it." According to newspaper reports, the German government is to press other Euro-zone countries to adopt tighter fiscal rules to match Berlin's balanced budget law, which prohibits the federal government from running a deficit of more than 0.35 per cent of GDP by 2016. A finance ministry spokesman declined to comment, but said the government was drawing up plans to boost the euro and avert future debt crises, to be presented to a euro zone working group on Friday.

Asked to comment on market concerns over implementation risks and whether the belt-tightening would be too much to bear for the economy and the government, Papandreou said: "We now have the chance to prove that we can achieve it. If everyone says the Greeks can't achieve it, then they will condemn us to fail." "We're not begging for gifts of money, but asking for loans which will be paid back with high interest rates. I'm sure Greece is a good investment." Papandreou also criticised financial markets for overreacting to Greece's debt crisis and accused speculators of helping to provoke panic reactions. "Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, Jean-Claude Juncker and I have suggested in a joint letter to Barack Obama whether the markets for credit default swaps ... should not be closed. The G20 countries want to discuss this," he said. On Sunday, Papandreou told CNN that Greece may investigate US investment banks and their role in the run-up to the Greek debt crisis which has shaken faith in euro zone economies.

PM hints at action against US banks. Prime Minister George Papandreou indicated yesterday that Greece might take legal action against certain US banks which, he said, bear "great responsibility" for the debt crisis engulfing his country. Asked during an interview with CNN whether Greece had been a victim of US investment banks, Papandreou said: "I hear the words fraud and lack of transparency. So yes, yes, there is great responsibility here." Questioned further about the possibility of Greece taking legal action against these banks, Papandreou responded: "I wouldn't rule out that this may be a recourse." Papandreou also referred to an investigation by Greece's Parliament into deals struck by Greek authorities in 2000, with help from Goldman Sachs, that allowed them to mask the extent of the country's debts through the use of complex financial instruments. "We are looking into the past – how things went in the wrong direction and what kind of practices were negative practices," Papandreou told CNN.

The role of global investment banks in a debt crisis that has undermined the euro has been criticized by several European politicians, most prominently German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has urged European governments to crack down on speculators seeking to profit by gambling on the risk of countries defaulting on their debt. In a related development over the weekend, Germany's economics and technology minister lashed out at the head of Deutsche Bank for questioning Greece's ability to repay emergency EU loans. "I find the declarations strange, surprising and annoying," Rainer Bruderle said in comments published on the website of the financial weekly WirtschaftsWoche. "At a time when the debate is being carried out so publicly, such a strong statement on the television is not helpful," he added.

Extreme unenlightened plutarchy. "Fraud and lack of transparency." This is an extreme form of the unenlightened plutarchy, the IWW declares. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy in general and for full employment, see the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory, Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

15.05.2010.The marxist terrorist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire prime suspect of recent bomb attacks in Greece. Gov't condemnation of Jewish cemetery vandalism. The anarchists also condemn the vandalism.

Kathimerini reports: Conspiracy group suspected in blasts. As forensic experts of the police's counterterrorism unit yesterday examined the remnants of two bombs that targeted Attica's Korydallos Prison and Thessaloniki's main court complex within 24 hours of each other, police sources said they believe members of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire to be behind both of the attacks. Yesterday's blast occurred shortly before 1.30 p.m. when a large bomb that had been planted in the basement men's rest rooms at Thessaloniki's main court complex detonated, injuring one court employee in the leg. An anonymous caller had phoned in a warning to the Eleftherotypia daily 20 minutes beforehand.

According to sources, the caller had asked that the court complex be evacuated immediately, emphasizing several times that "this is not a hoax." Police started ushering people out of the courtrooms but the bomb went off before everyone had left the premises. Televised images at the time of the bombing showed frightened citizens and policemen streaming out the entrance. Police had not made any official statement regarding the suspected perpetrators behind the bombing by late yesterday but sources said they believed it – and Thursday night's bombing outside Korydallos jail – had been the work of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire and had been intended to remind police that the urban guerrilla group is still active.

Ten suspected members of the group have been arrested over the past year. Of these, three are still in custody. According to sources, the modus operandi of the perpetrators behind the court complex bombing and the blast outside the prison resembles that of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, whose recent hits include bombings at the Athens headquarters of Ethniki Insurance, the Aliens Bureau on Petrou Ralli Street and the central Athens offices of Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn), a far-right organization. The bomb used at the court complex is believed to have comprised 10 kilograms of high-impact explosives, according to police sources. The bomb used in the Korydallos hit was very powerful, with reverberations felt as far away as central Athens, but no details about its composition were revealed. It caused significant damage and minor injuries to the 22-year-old resident of an adjacent apartment block. By late last night, there had been no claim of responsibility for either attack.

Gov't condemnation of Jewish cemetery vandalism. The Greek government on Saturday issued a stern condemnation of the incidents of vandalism and desecration at Thessaloniki's Jewish cemetery, which occurred in the early morning hours of Friday or late Thursday evening. Three suspects, two men and a woman, 21, 18 and 17, were arrested as suspects in the incident northern port city.    "The government unequivocally condemns the vandalisms at the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki. Such instances of racism and hate have no place whatever in Greek society, which stands opposed to such acts of violence and chauvinism. The responsible authorities will do whatever is necessary so that the perpetrators of these acts are led, as soon as possible, before justice," government spokesman George Petalotis underlined. The anarchists also condemn the vandalism.

Some 12,000 Communist Party supporters marched through central Athens on Saturday waving red flags and chanting slogans condemning the government and capitalism. While much smaller than the 50,000-strong protest in which three people were killed a week ago, the peaceful march illustrated the strength of feeling among just one faction of the many opposed to the government's austerity measures.

14.05.2010. New bomb attack by suspected marxists. Brown Card to BBC. No anarchist terrorist group in Greece. 3 arrests in desecration of Jewish cemetery in Thessaloniki. Rally in Buenos Aires backs Greek workers' strikes.

New bomb attack by suspected marxists.

ANA-MPA reports: Explosion outside courthouse in Thessaloniki. An explosion occurred outside the Appeals Court in Thessaloniki on Friday, but no injuries were immediately reported. The building had been evacuated after warning calls to a newspaper and television station. Police have cordoned off the area.

ERT reports: The unknown perpetrators who planted a bomb at the basement of a court building in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki wanted to leave victims behind. A man was injured and extensive damage was caused. Sustaining leg injuries, the wounded man was rushed to the hospitals. Shortly after the blast, anti-terrorist squad officials and bomb technicians entered the building to collect the remains of the explosive device and to search for evidence that could shed some light to the bomb hit.

An anonymous phone call to Eleftherotypia daily had preceded the hit. Immediately after the tip-off, police cordoned off the area and started evacuating the building. However, the bomb went off before all the people inside managed to evacuate it. This makes police to believe that the perpetrators wanted to leave victims behind, as well as that the hit is associated with the explosion at the top security prison in Athens. Practically certain marxist, leftwing extremist, ochlarchist terrorists are behind the bomb attack.

BBC reports: Second bomb explosion in Greece. A bomb has exploded outside a courthouse in Thessaloniki, hours after an earlier blast at a prison near the Greek capital Athens. Two people were reported to have been injured - one in each of the blasts. Both bombs came after warning calls to local newspapers. The bomb near Athens caused extensive damage to buildings. There were no immediate claims of responsibility, but police linked the first explosion to left-wing Greek militant groups. Several members of the left-wing groups are being held at the maximum-security prison that was targeted in Korydallos, near Athens, on Thursday evening. In Thessaloniki, Greece's second city, police said most people had been evacuated from the courthouse when the bomb there exploded. One man was reported to have sustained minor injuries.

Austerity protests. Greek media reported that the device that exploded near Athens had been hidden in a travel bag. The powerful blast shattered windows of nearby homes and was heard in the centre of Athens several kilometres away. One woman was injured. Police launched an investigation and sealed off a street next to the prison.Athens has seen recent violent protests as the government unveiled tough austerity measures in return for a huge rescue package for its debt-ridden economy. It has also seen a number of bomb attacks blamed on leftist militants. In March a bomb outside a public building in the Patissia area of Athens killed a 15-year-old boy. Earlier attacks targeted banks and government buildings and were attributed to far-left or anarchist groups.

Brown Card to BBC - No anarchist terrorist group in Greece.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and direct action . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using bombs, so called "anarchists", falsely called so, i.e. "attributed to ... anarchist groups", by BBC, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

These so called "anarchists", terrorists using bombs, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of BBC the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using bombs - indicated by BBC, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention Oslo Convention.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called in the media or by others! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Terrorists are clearly authoritarian, not anarchistic or anarchists. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions against capitalism and statism, including terrorism, as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as BBC does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The lier BBC gets a Brown Card, according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

3 arrests in desecration of Jewish cemetery in Thessaloniki. Three suspects , two men and a woman, 21, 18 and 17, were arrested in the early morning hours on Friday as suspects in the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in the northern port city of Thessaloniki , hours earlier on Thursday evening. The trio was picked up by a police patrol after being spotted acting suspiciously outside the cemetery. A knife was found in the possession of one of the suspects , and according to police, the likelihood of their being associated with extremist groups is being investigated. Anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed on gravestones and on the cemetery's wall , while a can with flammable liquid was found inside the cemetery but there were no signs of arson, police said. 

Earlier, the Central Jewish Council of Greece (KIS) and the Jewish community of Thessaloniki condemned the desecration of the northern port city's Jewish cemetery. "Three suspects have been questioned by police, and we are convinced that the state will condemn this heinous act and take all necessary measures to bring the culprits to justice. Phenomena of anti-Semitism and similar views must be eradicated, guaranteeing the people's right to exercise their religious beliefs," according to a statement issued by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.

Rally in Buenos Aires backs Greek workers' strikes. Kathimerini reports: "A woman makes the victory sign as she holds up a banner reading 'Greece is not for sale, long live Greece' during a demonstration outside the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday in support of Greek trade unions. The unions have called a 24-hour strike for next Thursday to protest the austerity measures and plans for pension reform." The IWW and anarchists in general back the general strike. See also "Argentina: Greek financial rescue doomed to fail.", at (click on:) IJA 6 (31).

13.05.2010. Populism in Greece! No change of the Greek populist system in libertarian direction so far... Drassi against communists. Unemployment increasing. Protests and general strike. Bomb attack by suspected marxists.

The system in Greece has been, is, and will probably for a long time be populism, as explained in the reports of

a) 07.12.2008. The Greek system seen all in all is mainly populist, and

b) 19.11.2009. The Greek system, populism with a rivaling leftwing extremist marxist state within the state. The anarchists call for winding up of this marxist ochlarchy.

The long term average coordinates of the Greek system on the economic-political map, have not changed significantly. The system seen all in all is mainly populist, a moderate, parliamentarian form of fascism, with about 58% authoritarian degree and about 42% libertarian degree, ranked as no 25 of the countries in the world according to libertarian degree. The degree of capitalism is estimated to about 52,1% and the degree of statism to about 63,4%, i.e. both significant.

The change of cabinet to a so called 'socialist' party, and the strikes and demonstrations, etc. have not changed the Greek populist system in libertarian direction so far... Populism with unenlightened plutarchy and with a rivaling leftwing extremist ochlarchist marxist para-state within the state, prevails. There is so far no momentum, a clear aim with sufficient popular support, for a change of the societal organization in horizontal direction, toward real democracy. But the anarchists call for (click on:) direct actions , i.e. actions without ochlarchy, for a change of the Greek system in horizontal direction, i.e. toward anarchy.

More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy and for full employment, see the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy, The general theory of anarchist economics and International Workers of the World. More information about real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory , Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

Unity the key, says Papandreou. PM continues to look for common ground as part of crisis exit strategy but fails to convince ND leader. Prime Minister George Papandreou said 11.05.2010 that hard work and unity would see Greece through the economic crisis, as the leader of the New Democracy opposition, Antonis Samaras, said that there would be no recovery unless taxes are slashed. Speaking at an event organized by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Papandreou repeated his call for political consensus just 24 hours after there appeared to be only the most basic understanding between him, Samaras and the leader of the right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), Giorgos Karatzaferis, when they met for talks.

The meeting was boycotted by the Communist Party (KKE) and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) but Papandreou insisted that common ground has to be found for Greece to progress. "A basic precondition for Greece to exit the crisis is for all of us to work together," he told the audience of industrialists. "We all have the opportunity to leave behind the Greece of yesterday, of parasitism, underdevelopment and of social injustice." Samaras seemed to aim his criticism mostly at the failings of previous PASOK governments. "A political system of unchecked populism and unprecedented statism is now bankrupt," he said.

The ND leader also suggested that a conservative government would make it a priority to reverse a series of tax hikes that have been introduced by the government this year. "I want us to exit the crisis as soon as possible so that we can cut taxes," he said. "We will never achieve growth with this taxation system." Samaras went on to clarify that he does not oppose the support mechanism put together by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund but that he is against the austerity measures the government has agreed to adopt. ND voted against the spending cuts last week.

This prompted a response from government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis, who effectively labeled ND's stance irresponsible. The dispute came as Greece requested the first tranche of its 110-billion-euro bailout package, which IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said would help see the country through the crisis. "I have no doubt the program built by the Europeans without support is one that would help Greece out of trouble," he said.

Politicians lash out at critics - defending the populist system. Business leader's comments about political system failures prompt deputies and ministers to defend themselves. Greek lawmakers yesterday hit back at criticism from the media, unions, businessmen and voters about Parliament's failure to stop the country from descending into economic crisis. There was a furious response from some MPs after comments by the head of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Dimitris Daskalopoulos, in which he placed the blame for Greece's problems firmly at the feet of the country's politicians and suggested that it would be the business sector that would provide solutions in the future, not the political system.

"There is an unwillingness among politicians to saw off the branch they are sitting on," Daskalopoulos said on Tuesday during an event organized by SEV, at which both Prime Minister George Papandreou and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras spoke. Daskalopoulos was repeating a theme that has been heard repeatedly over the last few weeks, namely that the political system is desperately in need of reform in order for the country's lawmakers to be more accountable to the people. This negative mood has prompted PASOK and ND to react by competing with each other to come up with proposals about how the system could become more transparent and responsive. Samaras has proposed a reduction in the number of MPs from 300 to 200, while the government is looking at ways to ensure that ministers are not immune from prosecution for any crimes they have committed while in office.

However, the politicians hit back in force yesterday, with Papandreou leading the way when he accused some people of trying to "flatten everything." He did not mention Daskalopoulos by name but Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis was even more direct in his attack. "Politics cannot be changed by businessmen who for years have wasted public money while being protected by the state," he said. "Have they only just realized that the free market can provide solutions to the problem." Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos was also robust in his defense of Parliament, saying that accusations of waste in the House were exaggerated, as its expenditures only make up 0.0035 percent of the national budget. He also said he was against the idea of reducing the number of deputies. In response to the crisis, the high wages of parliamentary assistants are being cut, while deputies' monthly salaries are being trimmed from 6,500 to 4,000 euros.

Nikos Konstandaras 10.05.2010 expressed in Kathimerini: The government and the people are called upon to face the difficulties of an economic and social adjustment that is unprecedented in its scale and the violence of the speed with which it is coming about. And this at a time when New Democracy, the conservative opposition party, voted against the legislation and the two left-wing parties in Parliament are investing in street protests. Even within ruling PASOK, there is great tension, as the rescue mechanism goes against the very DNA of a party that established itself on foundations of populism and handouts. This is what makes Prime Minister George Papandreou's struggle that much more difficult and that much more crucial. Whether we voted for him or not, and even as we disagree with some of his choices and his mistakes, we have to support him. At the same time, we will demand that his government be serious and alert. This is what we must demand of our fellow citizens and ourselves as well.

Unemployment increasing. Unemployment in February 2010 rose to 12.1%, up from 11.3% a month ago. The unemployed climbed to 154,280 people. Unemployment has mainly hit women and people aged between 15 and 24.

Protests and general strike. Protesters shout during a rally against pension reforms in central Athens yesterday. The protest was organized by Greece's two largest unions, GSEE and ADEDY, which have decided to hold a general strike on May 20 in opposition to the government's austerity measures.

Drasi against communists. The centrist party, Drasi [a.k.a. Drassi], which failed to win a parliamentary seat in last year's general election yesterday took legal action against the Communist Party-affiliated union, PAME. Drasi wants prosecutors to ascertain whether any laws were broken when PAME members recently blocked tourists' return to a cruise ship, a number of central Athens hotels and draped banners from the Acropolis.

Suspect held. Aris Seirinidis, the man arrested with suspected "robber in black" Symeon Seisidis following a holdup near central Athens earlier this month, was remanded in custody yesterday on suspicion of armed robbery and shooting at a bus carrying riot police in July 2009.

Bomb attack by suspected marxists. A bomb exploded Thursday night near a prison in Athens, Greece, police said. Only one slight injury was reported. The bomb was placed outside the Zalaxias supermarket about 660 feet (200 meters) from the Korydallos prison, authorities said. Warning calls had been made around 09.50 p.m. - 27 minutes before the explosion - to the Eleftherotypia daily newspaper and Alter television station, police said, and authorities evacuated the area. A 22-year-old woman was injured slightly by broken glass from the door of her first-floor home, police said. Practically certain marxist, leftwing extremist, ochlarchist terrorists are behind the bomb attack.

11.05.2010. Later... Brown Cards to so called "Belgian anarchists", vandals, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and Kathimerini, that reports:

Belgian anarchists. Brussels GNTO office attacked. A Greek National Tourism Organization office in Brussels was attacked by vandals yesterday. An employee, who was not hurt, said that three masked men and one woman threw paint at the office and shouted slogans in support of Greek anarchists. They also left behind leaflets claiming their group was called the "Belgian Anarchists." Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos happened to be in Brussels for a meeting of his European Union counterparts and visited the office after the attack. He said the damage would be repaired. Discussions are also taking place about the possibility of guarding the office.

Ad so called "Belgian anarchists" that did vandalism against a Greek National Tourism Organization office in Brussels, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, falsely posing as "anarchists", and not anarchists.

Vandalism is ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and (click on:) Direct actions. The anarchists condemn the vandalism, and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "Belgian anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

As mentioned the so called "Belgian anarchists", vandals falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia and others! This Belgian group has clearly an ochlarchist behavior, the opposite of being anarchists. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists, and not a part of the anarchist movement! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "Belgian anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism, as this vandalism against a Greek National Tourism Organization office in Brussels, as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Kathimerini and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Kathimerini gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

11.05.2010. The anarchists condemn the marxist vanguardism: "Parliament, you will burn" and "The hangman is waiting" i.e. even more ochlarchy and attacks on symbols of state and capitalism, futile and the opposite of anarchism.

Resolution from IAT-APT and AI: Greece and Athens have heard loud cries with slogans in the recent large demonstrations such as "Parliament, you will burn" and "The hangman is waiting." These slogans are typically marxist vanguardism, similar to RAF-ml (Baader-Meinhof), etc., and mean even more ochlarchy and ochlarchist attacks on the symbols of the state and capitalism, futile regarding change of the societal organization in horizontal direction, and the opposite of anarchistic and anarchism. A burnt down parliament and hanged MPs, will most likely be replaced by a new parliament and new MPs, and no change of the system in anarchist direction, or, less likely, be replaced with an ultra-authoritarian "strong man", and an even more authoritarian system than the present populist system in Greece.

The anarchists condemn the marxist vanguardism, the slogans such as "Parliament, you will burn" and "The hangman is waiting", and call for (click on:) Direct actions , i.e. actions without ochlarchy, for a change of the Greek system in horizontal direction, i.e. toward anarchy. Arrest the marxist 'vanguard', the marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, i.e. terrorists, vandals and hooligans. The IAT-APT and the Anarchist International, AI, have a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 and the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, in this analysis.

10.05.2010. Peaceful sit-in protest outside Parliament etc. yesterday. The peaceful demonstrations were backed by the IWW and anarchists in general.

Peaceful sit-in protest outside Parliament etc. yesterday. Several groups gathered in Syntagma Square yesterday to protest the austerity measures. Most protests, such as one organized by citizens via the Internet to protest the deaths of three bank employees in a firebombing last week, had no political affiliation. Some 200 people marched from Syntagma to Marfin Egnatia Bank on Stadiou Street to pay tribute. The peaceful demonstrations were backed by the IWW and anarchists in general.

Regarding the EU rescue fund, decided late this weekend, see the WEC resolutions updated.

08.05.2010. Call for anarchist economics! EU rescue fund. Euro-zone agrees on support mechanism for Greece. PASOK and ND pick up the pieces. Internal fallout from austerity vote. Strike on Monday and Tuesday.

Call for anarchists economics! The International Workers of the World, IWW, declares: Implement the World Economic Council, WEC's international libertarian economic plan outlined in the WEC resolutions to do away with the unenlightened plutarchy with about 10% unemployment and increasing in Greece, the Euro-zone and USA! Proper demand management now! For the about 3% unemployment scenarios and economic growth. Mandated persons! Do it now!

EU rescue fund. The 16 Euro-zone countries have agreed to create a 70-billion-euro rescue fund to avert a Greek-style crisis from spreading to other countries. The respective leaders have asked the European Commission to draw up the details of how it would work over the weekend, the expectation being that the fund would be operational by Monday. The idea would be assist Euro-zone countries who are unable to borrow because they are being asked to pay high interest rates. Hernan van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, told reporters that increased regulation of credit ratings agency would be among the reforms. Investors are worried about a sovereign default in the EU with the most concern centred on Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. Since Euro-zone nations already represent a majority of the 27 EU states, the rescue fund is expected to be approved by finance ministers on Sunday.

Euro-zone agrees on support mechanism for Greece. The leaders of the Euro-zone countries decided in the early hours of Saturday to activate a support mechanism for Greece, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced at the end of a special summit in Brussels. A three year joint programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) makes available 110 billion euro to help Greece meet its financing needs, with euro area member-states ready to contribute for their part 80 billion euro.
Addressing reporters, Papandreou said that with the decision the Euro-zone countries "have shown that they stand with determination by our side," adding that the disbursement of the lown will begin in the coming days.

These funds, he added, will "help us to implement without everyday's uncertainty in the international markets, the stabilisation and growth programme for our economy." "But the summit has shown something more, that the need to shield the Euro-zone relates not only to Greece's problems, but that the issue is a broader one and concerns the Euro-zone as a whole," Papandreou also said. "These decisions show that we are going to work all together not to let international speculation acting without control in the markets, to take Europe out of the crisis and contribute substantially to the world economy's recovery," the Greek premier said.

PASOK and ND pick up the pieces. Internal fallout from austerity vote. The ruling PASOK party and main opposition New Democracy yesterday began to assess the damage done by internal opposition to the austerity measures passed through Parliament on Thursday, with sources saying that Prime Minister George Papandreou may even carry out a reshuffle soon. Papandreou expelled three Socialist deputies for failing to vote for the measures, which Greece has agreed to adopt to qualify for 110 billion euros in loans from its Euro-zone partners and the International Monetary Fund. If the deputies refuse to give up their parliamentary seats and remain in the House as independent MPs, the government's majority will be reduced to seven.

One of the objectors, Vassilis Economou, said he was concerned about the impact the measures would have on the middle class, insisting that it was his right to express his opinion and indicating he was in no mood to surrender his seat. Many PASOK members seem to share these feelings as Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou and Labor Minister Andreas Loverdos found out on Thursday night when they met with 200 of the party's regional coordinators. Sources said it was a stormy session, during which the regional officials lambasted the ministers for the steps the government had taken. There is some speculation that following the passing of the measures, Papandreou may seek to reshuffle his Cabinet in a bid to create a team capable of seeing through the stringent agenda of cuts.

In the New Democracy camp, all eyes are on whether Dora Bakoyannis, who was the only conservative MP who voted for the austerity package, will create her own party after being ousted by ND leader Antonis Samaras. Bakoyannis said yesterday that it was too early to say what she would do. There was further controversy in Parliament yesterday when the government submitted a last-minute amendment to the austerity bill, which gave Papaconstantinou the right to sign binding agreements with the EU and IMF without the deals first being submitted to the House for approval. The opposition parties said that this was an affront to Parliament but PASOK said that it had been asked to make the amendment after the European Commission's legal advisers had seen the original text of the draft law approved on Thursday.

Meanwhile, during a meeting with government officials yesterday, the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) revealed that 5,800 overnight stays at Athens hotels were canceled as a result of the firebomb attack on a bank on Wednesday, which left three employees dead, - according to Kathimerini. Also, 21 conferences and events due to be held at the city's hotels were called off. The funerals of the two women killed in the fire, Paraskevi Zoulia and Angeliki Papathanasopoulou, took place yesterday. Epaminondas Tsakalis is due to be buried today. Papathanasopoulou's husband yesterday wrote to the media asking journalists to give his family privacy.

Germany approved its 22.4-bln-euro share of Greek bailout. Germany's parliament yesterday approved the country's sizable share of the bailout package for Greece and Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately called on fellow European leaders to tighten budgetary discipline within the Euro-zone. Both houses of parliament approved the bill that will see Germany provide 22.4 billion euros in loans to Greece over three years. "This was a very important decision that makes clear we will protect the single currency for our citizens," said Merkel. "But it will only be effective in combination with the ambitious austerity program approved by the Greek Parliament," she added in a note of warning to Athens. The German Finance Ministry said that a group of local banks and other financial institutions had agreed to provide 8.1 billion euros of financing to Greece.

Spain also approved its 9.7-billion-euro contribution to Greece's bailout yesterday. Dutch MPs gave the green light for their country's 4.7-billion-euro share and the Portuguese parliament agreed to release 2.06 billion euros in funding, despite the country's own economic difficulties. Leaders from the 16 Euro-zone countries gathered for a meeting in Brussels yesterday, ahead of which Merkel called for a "sharpening" of the rules to keep members of the single currency in check. The German chancellor said that changes should be made to EU treaties if necessary. "Otherwise, it will not work, in my opinion," she said.

One of the German proposals is for countries to lose their voting rights if they break Euro-zone rules but Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, who believes it is too soon to be talking about treaty changes, suggested this might be too harsh. "I cannot imagine withdrawing voting rights entirely," he said. He also said that there was no consensus yet on the creation of a European credit rating agency.

Strike on Monday and Tuesday. Pharmacies yesterday announced a 48-hour strike scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday in protest at government plans to liberalize their sector, one of many closed-shop professions in Greece. Information on pharmacies that will be operating on emergency duty is posted in the window of all pharmacies or is available online at www.yyka.gov.gr.

Peaceful sit-in. In a petition for more transparent governance and in protest at the government's austerity measures, the Greek chapter of the marxist France-based Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens (ATTAC) is organizing a peaceful sit-in in front of Parliament in Syntagma Square on Sunday at 6 p.m.

07.05.2010. Evening... Fresh Brown Card to the lier CNN, especially directed to Diana Magnay, falsely reporting: "... anarchists out to pick a fight" with pictures indicating vandals and terrorists, i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and terrorist attacks.

IAT-APT hands out a fresh Brown Card to the lier CNN, falsely reporting: "... anarchists out to pick a fight" with pictures indicating vandals and terrorists, i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - not anarchists, - especially directed to the programs "Quest means business", and "The situation in Greece - The human factor" with Diana Magnay reporting.

Ad so called "anarchists" that used/use firebombs and similar.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebombs, so called "anarchists", falsely called so by CNN, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of CNN, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs - indicated by CNN, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called in the media or by others! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as CNN does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The lier CNN gets a Brown Card, especially directed to Diana Magnay, according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

Ad so called "anarchists" that did/do vandalism and hooliganism, storming banks and similar, i.e. throwing stones at police etc.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at the police etc, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as CNN and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. CNN gets a Brown Card, especially directed to Diana Magnay, according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at police etc, and falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia and others! Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

Such violent attacks on police etc., vandalism and hooliganism, storming banks and similar, are ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn these violent attacks on police etc., vandalism and hooliganism, storming banks and similar, and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

07.05.2010. Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists" doing criminal occupation of a building, thus in reality ochlarchists - not anarchists, and Kathimerini, that reports:

"A total of 25 people who were arrested on Wednesday during the protests and also at an empty building in Exarchia that had been taken over by self-styled anarchists faced a prosecutor yesterday."

The IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards the so called "self styled anarchists" doing criminal occupation, [i.e. a form of theft and thus a break of the Oslo Convention], of a building in Exarchia, thus in reality ochlarchists - not anarchists. These so called "anarchists", in reality ochlarchists, are thus expulsed form the anarchist movement, and are not anarchists. Kathimerini gets a Brown Card for falsely calling the ochlarchists "anarchists", and thus breaking the Oslo Convention. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites! Furthermore the ochlarchists are not "self styled" but styled by the newsmedia, etc. including Kathimerini, falsely calling ochlarchists - "anarchists", and giving them a lot of publisity.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Kathimerini does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The anarchists welcome the arrest of the ochlarchists doing criminal occupation. The IAT-APT has commented on the so called "anarchists", in reality marxist ochlarchists, in Exarchia, in general before, say, see report of 11.03.2010. The ochlarchists of Exarchia have in general long time ago been expulsed from the anarchists movement. The fresh Brown Cards are issued to underline the general message.

Robber's DNA provides links. Police said that they have matched the DNA of Symeon Seisidis, the alleged "robber in black" who was arrested on Monday, with evidence from two other crime scenes. Officers said his DNA matched that found on a ski mask that was discarded after an armed robbery at a branch of National Bank in January 2006, during which another member of the alleged gang, Yiannis Dimitrakis, was shot and arrested. Seisidis's DNA was also found on a black hat that was thrown in a ditch in Palaio Faliro after a 2007 raid on the home of then Supreme Court President Romylos Kedikoglou, when a weapon was stolen from a police guard. Until recently, police had thought that this raid was carried out by the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group. Police are still looking for Seisisdis's younger brother, Marios, and another suspected member of the gang, Grigoris Tsironis.

Grigoropoulos trial. The trial of two policemen accused in connection with the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 is in danger of descending into farce after Alexis Kougias, the lawyer defending one of the special guards, filed yet another suit against prosecution lawyer Nikos Konstantopoulos. Kougias, who has already sued his rival several times, objected to Konstantopoulos producing documents showing that the defense attorney had been banned from practicing law at the time when the case was in its preliminary stages.

06.05.2010. Evening... Austerity measures decided by the Greek parliament amid major demonstrations, also with some ochlarchy. In the implementation: Let the rich, the economical plutarchists, pay - not the people! The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy.

Greek lawmakers Thursday approved a controversial package of cost-cutting measures which international funders demanded, despite public anger about the move, state television reported. The vote was 172 in favor, 121 against, and three abstentions, all from Prime Minister George Papandreou's governing party, PASOK. The austerity plan includes cuts in the salaries of public-sector workers, including lawmakers; higher taxes on cigarettes, fuel, gambling and luxuries; an increase in the value-added tax consumers pay on purchases; and an increase in the retirement age for women in the public sector, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said.

Two unions called on workers to meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in front of Parliament to protest the package of measures. Thousands of demonstrators were out on the streets Thursday as the vote was taking place, the protest was largely peaceful, however in the evening for a part it  turned violent  and ochlarchical. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy.

Greeks have been demonstrating against the measures for days. The International Workers of the World and anarchists in general have condemned yesterday's murder of three Greek bank workers and the injuries caused to several others as a sickening atrocity, which is the opposite of legitimate protest. "We trust that those responsible for this and the other acts of appalling violence will be brought to justice without delay," said L. Jakobsen, secretary general of IWW to AIIS.

The trade union GSEE has also condemned the "the fires, blind violence and vandalism" which took place, and deplored the fact that the tragic events overshadowed the largest demonstration in Greece in over 50 years, yesterday. The GSEE organized a mourning and protest march today, jointly with the public sector trade union confederation ADEDY, backed by IWW.

IWW declares: In the implementation: Let the rich, the economical plutarchists, pay - not the people! The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy.

06.05.2010. Later... Fresh Brown Cards to the liers CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank: Banks torched etc. by marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the vandalism and terrorist attacks.

CNN reports 05-06.05.2010: Violence-hit Greece votes on austerity measures. Greece's parliament is to vote Thursday on austerity measures that have sparked deadly protests on the streets of Athens as the country struggles to pull itself out of a financial crisis. The intense debate over the belt-tightening, a condition of an international bailout package, has sent thousands of public sector workers and others onto the streets to protest the plan, which includes wage freezes and higher taxes. Two unions called on workers to meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in front of Parliament to protest the package of measures. On Wednesday protest turned deadly as three employees died when a fire bomb hit a bank in central Athens. Marfin Egnatia Bank posted a statement on its Web site condemning the attack and lashing out at the country's leaders for what it said was poor handling of the situation. "We also express outrage for the hollow words of politicians and the unjust intentions of some politicians in parliament during the time that the corpses of our colleagues had not been removed from the branch, while it was still being stormed by protesters and anarchists," the statement said. Also on CNN-TV the blame of the vandalism and terrorist attack is put on a small group of "anarchists".

Fresh Brown Cards to the liers CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank: Banks torched etc. by marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the and terrorist attacks.

Ad so called "anarchists" that used firebombs and similar.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebombs, so called "anarchists", falsely called so by CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs - mentioned by CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called in the media or by others! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The liers CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

Ad so called "anarchists" that did vandalism and hooliganism, storming banks and similar, i.e. throwing stones at police etc.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at the police etc, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. CNN and Marfin Egnatia Bank get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at police etc, and falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia and others! Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

Such violent attacks on police etc., vandalism and hooliganism, storming banks and similar, are ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn these violent attacks on police etc., vandalism and hooliganism, storming banks and similar, and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

The Brown Cards are directed to CNN in general, and especially the 'CNN Wire Staff' and Diana Magnay.

06.05.2010. Fresh Brown Cards to the left fascists "Robbers in black", their supporters, Greek Police and Kathimerini, that reports:

'Robber in black' out of luck. One of the two people arrested following a bloody robbery at a hardware store in Athens late on Monday is Symeon Seisidis, a suspected member of the so-called "robbers in black" who has been at large for more than four years, police said yesterday. The 34-year-old has been on the police's wanted list since January 2006, along with his brother Marios and Grigoris Tsironis after they allegedly took part in an armed robbery of a bank in central Athens which led to another robber, Yiannis Dimitrakis, being shot and arrested. Last October, Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis offered a reward of 600,000 euros for their arrest. All four suspects are alleged to have carried out several bank robberies and to have links to anarchist groups. Police have also been examining their possible participation in terrorist attacks too.

Seisidis was arrested in Votanikos, near central Athens, at 9.15 p.m. on Monday. He tried to evade police but officers shot him in the leg during an exchange of fire. A Glock pistol, three bullets and a stun grenade were found in his possession. Another suspect, identified as A.S., was also arrested. He too had a handgun on him. Although he was not on the wanted list for the January 2006 robbery, police suspect that he may have been involved. Sources said forensic tests indicated that neither of the guns has been used in any terrorist attack.

The two men are not thought to have carried out the robbery at the Praktiker store on Pireos Street, in which another two men threatened staff with guns and took 50,000 euros in cash before shooting an employee in the chest. The two men arrested are suspected of providing backup. The police have long suspected that there are direct links between common criminals and terrorist groups. Sources said yesterday that these suspicions have grown after it emerged that a car used by the alleged leader of Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, was stolen at the same time from the same place as a vehicle used in the abduction of Thessaloniki industrialist Giorgos Mylonas in June 2008. (Wednesday May 5, 2010)

The IAT-APT repeats the resolution of 04.05.2010: "Member[s] of left fascist extremist ochlarchy gang 'Robbers in Black' arrested. Brown Cards in this connection. The left fascist extremist ochlarchy gang 'Robbers in Black' has sometimes falsely tried to pose as "anarchists" to get support from libertarians - on false premises, but the 'Robbers in Black' and their supporters have got Brown Cards, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, see the report of 16.12.2009 in this file, and, say, IJA 6 (31) , the report of 27.04-03.05.2010. The 'Robbers in Black' and supporters are thus not anarchists."

"Supporters" include all associates and people linked to the left fascist ochlarchists 'Robbers in black'. There are thus no "links to anarchist groups" as the Greek police alleges, and the IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards a) to the left fascist ochlarchists "Robbers in black" and their supporters, to underline that they are not anarchists, and b) to the Greek Police, and Kathimerini for mixing up these ochlarchists with the opposite, anarchists, and thus breaking the Oslo Convention. The anarchists welcome the arrests of members in "Robbers in black" and hope all of their supporters also will be arrested.

Arrested for playing police. Two policemen are to stand trial after being caught allowing two of their friends to pose as officers and to make their car look like a patrol vehicle. It is alleged that the two officers gave their friends a portable wireless set used for communication between headquarters and patrol cars. The men used a white Citroen Xsara – which is the same make, model and color as some police patrol vehicles – to follow the two officers. The civilian vehicle was also fitted with a flashing light and siren. The two men were allegedly allowed to take part in four stop-and-search operations on suspects. The incident was only discovered when members of the motorcycle-riding Dias squad stopped the Citroen and found the flashing light inside. The police officers are to face charges of dereliction of duty and illegal use of police property. The two civilians will stand trial for impersonating police officers.

Athens Mayor: Grief and rage. "The City of Athens expresses its grief for the three dead people and its rage for the new destruction in the city by the 'known-unknowns', who definitely are not the working people who demonstrated en masse over the repercussions of the economic measures on their daily lives," Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis said Wednesday night. He wondered "how many dead must we griefe, how much destruction to the city must we witness, for a democratically-elected government to be found that will say the big 'no' to this situation and wipe out, tonight, all these terrorists of our city".

City of Athens crews took up work Wednesday night to restore the extensive damage caused. An initial inventory of the damage listed vandalism of Syntagma Square's main fountain and all its marble benches, and extensive damage to sidewalks, marble fixtures and road signs in the city center, as well as the destruction of 650 garbage and recycling bins, 400 small trash bins, 10 bus stops, 20 trees, and other damage. Extensive damage was also done to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the parliament building, which hooded rioters threw rocks at. The anarchists agree with Nikitas Kaklamanis, and say a big NO the ochlarchists, including terrorists.

IAT-APT also hands out a Brown Card to ERT for yesterday reporting: "The clashes started around 1pm when a group of anarchists commenced hurling rocks and pieces of marble outside the building housing the Greek Parliament. Police responded with tear gas and stun grenades." These so called "anarchists", were practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and ERT is thus breaking the Oslo Convention. See also the reports of 05.05.2010.

05.05.2010. Later... Condolences. Three dead in Athens fire during protests. Marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists are suspected. Brown Card to CNN. The anarchists condemn the violent ochlarchy and deadly terrorist attack.

Three dead in Athens fire during protests. Three people died in a fire set by Greek protesters in central Athens on Wednesday during a protest march against government austerity measures, the fire brigade said. "We have found three dead people in the building that is on fire," it said in a statement. Marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists are suspected for the firebomb/petrolbomb attack. The police blamed what were called "hooded youths" for setting fire to the building. The victims, two women and a man, were bank employees. Unions immediately called off their general strike after news came through that a small crowd had broken away from the main march and firebombed several banks. The three workers were trapped inside one, and burned to death before the fire services could reach them.

Tens of thousands of people converged on the city center as part of a general strike that paralyzed flights, ferries, schools and hospitals. Many Greeks are angry and complain that they are paying the price for the profligacy of others. Police sirens and the smell of tear gas filled the streets around Greece's parliament building after protests against government spending cuts turned violent for a part, then as mentioned deadly. Petrol bombs were thrown at police who responded with pepper spray, tear gas and stun grenades. Practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists were behind the violence. No anarchists were involved in the ochlarchy.

The CNN-TV falsely put the blame on anarchists, and gets a Brown Card from the IAT-APT for breaking the Oslo Convention. The demonstrations seen all in all have been largely peaceful and modest, many anarchists participated in the peaceful, non-ochlarchical protests. About 30-50 000 persons participated in the demonstrations. The anarchists condemn the violent ochlarchy and the deadly terrorist attack. Demonstrate with dignity - not ochlarchy! The anarchists express the deepest condolences with the relatives of the three victims of the deadly firebomb and terrorist attack.

05.05.2010. IWW: Implement the WEC's international libertarian economic plan to stop the unenlightened plutarchy with about 10% unemployment and increasing in Greece, the Euro-zone and USA!

Global markets hit by continuing debt concerns... The International Workers of the World, IWW, backs the general strike in Greece. In general, the IWW and the anarchists at large support the strikes and demonstrations against the unenlightened plutarchy world wide, as long as they are direct actions, i.e. without ochlarchy. This is an international fight and IWW declares: Implement the World Economic Council, WEC's international libertarian economic plan outlined in the WEC resolutions to stop the unenlightened plutarchy with about 10% unemployment and increasing in Greece, the Euro-zone and USA! Mandated persons! Do it now!

04.05.2010. Member of left fascist extremist ochlarchy gang 'Robbers in Black' arrested. Brown Cards in this connection. Strikes, backed by IWW.

The left fascist extremist ochlarchy gang 'Robbers in Black' has sometimes falsely tried to pose as "anarchists" to get support from libertarians - on false premises, but the 'Robbers in Black' and their supporters have got Brown Cards, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, see the report of 16.12.2009 in this file, and, say, IJA 6 (31) , the report of 27.04-03.05.2010. The 'Robbers in Black' and supporters are thus not anarchists.

ANA-MPA reports: Gunman arrested in cash & carry holdup a wanted member of 'Robbers in Black' gang, employee shot. Two hooded gunmen shot and seriously injured a supermarket employee during an armed robbery in a cash-and-carry in the Tavros district of Athens on Monday night, and two suspects were arrested later, one of whom is wanted for belonging to the 'Robbers in Black' gang. The gunmen fled with 50,000 euros from a Praktiker store in a stolen car, which was found abandoned a short distance away a few minutes later. The employee was rushed to hospital with chest wounds.The police counter-terrorism squad is investigating whether the detainees are members of a terrorist group.

The investigation so far has revealed that one of the two detainees, who was injured in the legs by police bullets, is not one of the suspects wanted in the "Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire" terrorist group case, as the suspect had initially said himself, but is one of the "Robbers in Black" for whom a 600,000 euros rewards has been offered for information leading to their location and arrest. The injured robber has also been hospitalised in serious condition. Police also believe that other accomplices were involved in the Praktiker hold-up, given that the stolen 50,000 euros were not found on the two suspects arrested. Announcements are expected by the Greek Police (ELAS) headquarters.

ERT reports: Armed robbers could be associated with terrorism. The police manhunt that followed an armed robbery and the arrest of wanted outlaw Simeon Seisides, who was member of a gang called "robbers in black" is backed by the anti-terrorist squad, as there is information he could be involved with terrorism. Seisides was injured while clashing with police. His accomplice was seized and taken to the police headquarters for questioning. The two men had two guns and a grenade in their possession. Initial information said that Seisides was implicated with a guerrilla group, but the investigation showed he was a member of a robber gang. The anti-terrorist squad is investigating whether the two arrestees are members of another terrorist group. They also believe that at the armed robbery in Praktiker, where the two gunmen opened fire injuring an employee, they did not act alone, because police did not find the money they had stolen.

PAME protestors' takeover of Acropolis. A group of approximately 200 members of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) affiliated PAME trade union movement staged a takeover of the Acropolis at dawn Tuesday, in protest of the government's austerity measures. The protestors hung a huge banner with the slogan "Peoples of Europe, rise up" in Greek and English.

Seamen's union declares strike for Wed. The seamen's union (PNO) on Monday declared a strike for Wednesday, May 5, applicable to all Greek-flagged vessels, including ferry boats. The vote by the union's board was 8-7 in favor of the industrial action. The union, properly known as the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation, said it was joining a nationwide strike declared by Greece's largest umbrella trade group, GSEE. The union said the strike will begin at midnight, Tuesday, and continue until midnight on Wednesday.

Series of strikes. The civil servants' union ADEDY executive committee has declared a 48-hour strike in the public sector on May 4-5 and will hold a protest rally in central Athens at noon to coincide with strike action by teachers. A 48-hour strike has also been declared by primary school teachers. Trade unionists say the measures loot the incomes and seriously undermine labour and insurance rights. On Wednesday, the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE) has declared a 24-hour strike that combined with that of ADEDY is converted into a general strike. There will be a strike rally in Athens that will begin from Pedion tou Areos park at 11.00 in the morning.

On the same day, the GSEBEE and ESEE employer associations representing traders, freelance professionals and small business owners have decided to close their shops and businesses from 09.00 until 03.00 in the afternoon.  Also as mentioned on Wednesday, the Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) will hold a 24-hour strike that will keep ships docked in port throughout the day. The strikers will be joined by journalists in the mass media, who have declared a 24-hour strike from 06.00 on Wednesday morning until 06.00 on Thursday, based on a decision by the Panhellenic Federations of Journalists' Unions and other press-sector unions. There will be no TV or radio coverage of the protests because broadcast journalists will not be working and newspapers will not be published on Thursday as print journalists will also take part in the action. The strikes are backed by IWW.

BBC reports: Greek strikers hit Athens streets. Greek public sector workers have stormed the Acropolis and scuffled with riot police after launching a 48-hour strike against austerity measures. Their action comes ahead of a nationwide general strike on Wednesday. The austerity measures were outlined in a draft bill submitted to the Greek parliament and will be voted on by the end of the week. They have been introduced in return for a 110bn euro (£95bn) international rescue package agreed for the country. The measures include wage freezes, pension cuts and tax rises. They aim to achieve fresh budget cuts of 30bn euros over three years, with the goal of cutting Greece's public deficit to less than 3% of GDP by 2014. It currently stands at 13.6%.

Union leaders say the cuts target low-income Greeks. "There are other things the [government] can do, before taking money from a pensioner who earns 500 euros (£430) a month," Spyros Papaspyros, leader of the public servants' union ADEDY, told Greek private television. Dozens of Communist protesters broke into the ancient Acropolis at dawn, draping giant banners on the Parthenon temple reading: "Peoples of Europe Rise Up." "We want to send a message to the farthest reaches of Greece and Europe," Communist MP Nikos Papaconstantinou said. "Similar measures that eliminate social security are taken across Europe. But popular anger will rattle imperialist organisations."

Silent parade. Several thousand teachers and students marched to parliament, carrying [anarchist] black flags and banners. The demonstration was largely peaceful. Some protesters handed red roses to riot policemen. But some scuffles broke out near the parliament building, with demonstrators throwing stones at riot police, who responded with pepper spray. [The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy!] In other signs of discontent, on Monday a group of teachers forced their way into the main state broadcaster's studios in Athens to protest about education cuts. Also in Athens, some 150 members of the armed forces staged a silent parade to protest at having their bonuses cut.

The EU has agreed to provide 80bn euros (£69bn) in funding, while the rest will come from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The deal is designed to prevent Greece from defaulting on its massive debt. However, it must first be approved by some parliaments in the 15 other Euro-zone countries. Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said private banks were willing to chip in to to Germany's part of the deal, which is expected to be the largest individual contribution, at about 22m euros. In return for the loans, Greece will make major austerity cuts which Prime Minister George Papandreou said involved "great sacrifices".

Measures include:

03.05.2010. Brown Card to the lier Reuters. Banks torched by marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists - not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attacks. AP: Greeks and the state: an uncomfortable couple.

Banks torched by marxist leftwing terrorist arsonists. Two banks in the southern Athens suburb of Aghios Dimitrios were attacked by arsonists early yesterday. A branch of Geniki Bank and one of Emporiki Bank were severely damaged when assailants attacked them with petrol bombs. Nobody was injured in the attacks. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attacks.

Brown Card to the lier Reuters. Banks torched by marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists - not anarchists.

Reuters reports 02.05.2010: Explosion damages HSBC branch in Athens, no injuries. A bomb exploded at a branch of HSBC bank in Athens on Sunday, damaging the entrance but causing no injuries, police said. "It appears a home-made bomb comprised of gas canisters and fuel caused small damage to the bank's facade," a police official said. Gas canister bomb attacks are common in Athens and are usually staged by leftist and anarchist groups against business and political targets. Sunday's bombing against the U.K.-based banking group was the first since the Socialist government announced tough new austerity measures in exchange for international aid to cope with a debt crisis. Opinion polls show the public opposes the measures and more than half of those asked in a recent survey said they would join protests against them.

Ad "gas canister bomb attacks are common in Athens and are usually staged by leftist and anarchist groups against business and political targets". It is true that "leftist groups", i.e. marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists, often are behind arsonist terrorist attacks in Greece, but not anarchists. Also rightwing extremists or fascist leftwing extremists may be behind arsonist terrorist attacks, but not likely in this case.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebombs, so called "anarchists", falsely called so by Reuters, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of Reuters, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs - mentioned by Reuters, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

It is practically certain that "leftist groups", i.e. marxist leftwing extremist arsonist terrorist ochlarchists, were behind the above mentioned arsonist terrorist attacks, and not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attacks.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Reuters does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The lier Reuters get a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

Deal agreed, tough steps announced. More tax hikes, spending cuts to hit home. In return for receiving emergency loans of 110 billion euros from the International Monetary Fund and the Euro-zone over the next three years, Greece yesterday announced that it was adopting the most stringent austerity measures the country has seen in its modern history. Prime Minister George Papandreou said the agreement would result in "an unprecedented support package for an unprecedented effort by the Greek people." "These sacrifices will give us breathing space and the time we need to make great changes," he said in a televised address following an emergency Cabinet meeting.

Shortly after, Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou unveiled the measures agreed by the government in order to save 36.4 billion euros by 2014 and reduce Greece's public deficit from 13.6 percent of gross domestic product in 2009 to 2.6 percent in 2014. Under the plans, it is projected that Greece will not experience any growth until 2012. Under the key measures in the public sector, public servants will lose their 13th and 14th monthly salaries and their supplemental pay packages will be cut by a further 8 percent after a 30 percent reduction earlier this year. They will receive a maximum of 1,000 euros combined for Easter, summer vacation and Christmas bonuses.

The second installment of a handout to low-income workers, which PASOK set up when it came to power, will be frozen. Also, the Public Investment Program will be reduced by 1.5 billion over the next year. The government decided not to impose a salary cut in the private sector but is introducing legislation that will make it easier and cheaper to fire employees. Each of the three value-added tax rates will rise, from 23 to 25 percent, from 10 to 11 percent and from 5 to 5.5 percent, bringing in 1.8 billion euros by the end of next year. Private and public sector pensioners will receive only 12 monthly payments, as their 13th and 14th installments will also be cut. Changes to the pension system will require people to work longer before they retire.

Main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras criticized the government's handling of the crisis and reiterated he would not have appealed to the IMF for help. He stopped short of saying whether he would vote against the measures. The Communist Party (KKE) and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) both encouraged citizens to voice their opposition.

The ADEDY civil servants' union vowed to block the measures, which it claimed "make the rich richer and the poor poorer." The union backlash against the measures is due to begin today, when workers at all the country's municipalities will go on strike to protest reforms in local government that will lead to job cuts. The protesters will gather at Karaiskaki Square at noon before marching to Parliament. There will be a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, which will ground airplanes and disrupt public transport, while teachers are staging a 48-hour-strike from tomorrow.

Euro-zone and IMF preparing to release funds. The Euro-zone nations agreed yesterday to provide the bulk of 110 billion euros for Greece's support package, with the possibility that some European commercial banks may provide the necessary funds. "We have decided to activate the support plan for Greece," the head of the Eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker, said after a meeting of Euro-zone finance ministers in Brussels. It now remains for the leaders of the 16 Euro-zone members to meet in the Belgian capital on Friday to sign off on the transfer of the funds.

Juncker said the 16 Euro-zone ministers agreed to, where necessary, present the plans to their national parliaments and stressed there was "no question" of the EU leaders reversing the much-awaited decision when they meet. The Luxembourg prime minister also said that each country would examine whether local banks would want to contribute to the rescue package. "All the ministers agreed to see, together with banking sector representatives of their respective countries, what voluntary contributions the banks could make."

Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund, which will cover roughly a third of the support package, is expected to approve the deal "within the week," IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a statement. "Our collective effort will contribute to the stability of the euro, will benefit all of Europe and will help promote global financial stability and a secure recovery in the global economy," Strauss-Kahn said. Prime Minister George Papandreou also spoke to US President Barack Obama last night to discuss the agreement reached with the IMF and the Euro-zone members, according to a statement from the premier's office.

Associated Press reports: Greeks and the state: an uncomfortable couple. A pony-tailed Greek on a motorcycle pulled up onto the sidewalk, hunting for a better parking spot, and an elderly tourist with a crutch shuffled out of the way. The good-natured driver explained his illegal maneuver with a smile. One word was enough. "Greece," he told her in English. So it goes in Greece, a historical patchwork of Balkan, Mediterranean, and even Middle Eastern influences that failed to follow the European rule book. Scratch the veneer of slick highways and gleaming euro coins, and there's also a broad culture of cutting corners that helped push it into financial crisis.

With a May 19 deadline looming for Greek to repay its massive debt, European governments and the International Monetary Fund on Sunday agreed on euro110 billion in emergency loans on the condition Athens make painful budget cuts and tax increases. The talk is technical. Contagion and credit downgrades, junk status and bond spreads. But go to the root, and you find this: Greeks, though fiercely patriotic, have a problem with being told what to do by the government. That could have profound consequences for the course of the crisis: Greeks often strike when told to tighten their belts.

"Greek people don't like authority. This is good and bad at the same time," said Georgios Koutsoukos, who works in the tax collection section of the Ministry of Finance and joined a protest against government steps to blunt the crisis. The good part, Koutsoukos elaborated, is that it's OK to disobey when an injustice is in plain sight. The bad part, he said, is that things get out of hand when people ignore rules all the time. Who decides when it's good or bad? That's the hard part. As for how they got this way, Koutsoukos has no doubt: "It's a matter of history."

Short on cash, Greece has no shortage of history. Its ancestors are superstars of the ancient world. Herodotus, Thucydides, Aristotle and Sophocles are a few. But Greeks think to more recent times, the centuries under Ottoman rule that ended in independence in 1829, long after other European countries were refining democratic institutions. It was a time, they say, when Greeks became allergic to state authority. Some historians agree to a trend. "The capriciousness of Ottoman rule and the weakness of the idea of the rule of law helped to shape the underlying values of Greek society and to determine attitudes to the state and to authority that have persisted into the present," wrote Richard Clogg in "A Concise History of Greece."

In modern Greece, patronage and extended families have rivaled the state for authority at the local level, and personalities dominated charisma-driven politics in the last century. Greece is not alone, though. Mediterranean culture tends to be easygoing; Italians have a reputation for brazenly ignoring rules they consider too trivial to obey. Greece's Harvard-educated prime minister, George Papandreou, whose father and grandfather held the same job, wants to undo the habits of the past, and present. Yet he has tailored rhetoric to his compatriots' taste for defiance, asking Parliament to support reforms that he said will deliver a "genuine revolution" in Greek history.

Despite a sneering attitude to central authority, Greeks love state jobs and the security they provide, hence the bloated public sector and labor unrest that have dragged down the economy. Greeks had seemed content with the status quo for years, unwilling to deal with their debt or strip away early retirement and other cushy benefits of a state grown soft. At the micro level, Greek intransigence is petty and personal, a matter of running a red light without much fear of a slap on the wrist. But add it all up, and it's a threat to society. Tax evasion drains the state of well over $20 billion a year, and off-the-books transactions happen all the time. Having trouble getting a doctor's appointment? Parting with a few hundred extra euros, bank notes slipped discreetly across a desk at a clinic, traditionally ensures good treatment.

Unlike their philosophical ancestors, many Greeks don't wrestle much with their conscience. Salaries are low, they reason, so they have to make up the shortfall. And they find heroes in unlikely places. Last year, bank robber Vassilis Paleokostas, hailed by some Greeks as a modern Robin Hood, and an Albanian cohort escaped from prison by helicopter for the second time since 2006. Facebook fan sites mushroomed, fueled by reports that he offered loot to the poor. Never mind that his accomplice, Alket Rizaj, was a convicted murderer.

The riots that broke out in December 2008 after a teenager was killed by police, engulfing urban neighborhoods in violence, have become an iconic symbol of Greek distaste, or even contempt, for state authority. The fact that nobody died in the street clashes, however, suggested a certain leniency and accommodation on the part of protesters and police alike. The term "anarchy" comes from the Greek for "without authority," and the anarchist symbol - an "A" in a circle, or "O" for "order" - is a staple of graffiti at Athens protests, even if it seems an anachronism (another word from Greek).

More often than not, Greeks who have a problem with authority also have a problem with each other. Splinter groups abound. At one protest, a computer science teacher, Andreas Mougolias, said he doesn't side with activists who get violent because they are "demonstrating against the demonstration" as much as government policies. Fallout from Greece's National Schism between the king and prime minister hurt the country in the early 20th century, and the Western-backed government fought a civil war with the communists in the late 1940s.

Even Lord Byron, the British poet who assisted Greek forces in their 1820s fight against Ottoman rule, grew vexed at their bickering. "I do not like to speak ill of them, though they do of one another," he wrote to an Italian lover, the Countess Guiccioli. He succumbed to fever and died in Greece. Last week, in Syntagma (Constitution) Square, protesters converged on the Ministry of Finance to protest salary and pension cuts by the government. They vented briefly on police bunched in the entrance, shouting, pushing, lobbing debris and scattering when officers blasted them with pepper spray. Content with their outdoor drama, the protesters went home.

AIIS reports: As mentioned there are many anarchists in Greece, not only ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists". Many in Greece are anarchists and opposed a) to the significant pyramid that is the state/government, i.e. top heavy and inefficent, vertical organization, with significant superiors in rank and/or income, a top - down approach with relatively large rank and/or income differences, and are for b) horizontal organization, anarchy, i.e. significant, with small rank and income differences and efficient, a bottom - up approach, also the opposite of ochlarchy.

Anarchists are against ochlarchy, mob rule broadly defined, i.e. chaos, disorder, mob rule (narrowly defined), lawlessness, the law of the jungle, criminality, riots, vandalism, arson, theft, corruption, drugs, mafia, terrorism, autocratic rule, the right to the strongest, antisocial tyrannic behavior, etc. i.e. different types of superiors and subordinates, a top - down approach. The IAT-APT repeats that the Circle-A symbol of anarchist youths, is only for non-ochlarchical, non-authoritarian use, not for illegal tagging.

02.05.2010. Brown Cards to the lier Euronews and so called "anarchists" that "threw rocks and fired fireworks", in reality marxist leftwing extremist vandals, hooligans and terrorists, i.e. ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists.

Euronews reports: Crisis. Greece agrees bail-out deal to save economy. The Greek government has agreed a deal with the EU and the IMF to save the country's economy. The agreement, aimed at freeing up billions of euros in aid, paves the way for more austerity measures. After holding a cabinet meeting, The Prime Minister George Papandreou said the country would have to make great sacrifices but that avoiding bankruptcy was the priority. Thousands of Greeks took to the streets yesterday for the May Day rallies. Many are strongly opposed to the pay cuts, pension reforms and tax rises that are anticipated. They argue that ordinary people should not be made to pay for a crisis they didn't cause.

The protests also brought running battles in Athens between riot police and anarchists who threw rocks and fired fireworks. Police responded with tear gas. There are fears that the third austerity package in four months could bring further violence. Later today the Greek finance minister is to head to Brussels for an extraordinary meeting of his counterparts from other Euro-zone countries. They could then sign a deal which may be worth as much as 120 billion euros over three years. The bail-out is designed to stop Greece from defaulting on its debt and prevent the crisis from spreading.

Brown Cards to the lier Euronews and so called "anarchists" that "threw rocks and fired fireworks" on May Day, in reality marxist leftwing extremist vandals, hooligans and terrorists, i.e. ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists.

Ad so called "anarchists" that "fired fireworks", i.e. used firebombs and similar.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebombs, so called "anarchists", falsely called so by Euronews, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of Euronews, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebombs - mentioned by Euronews, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Euronews does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The lier Euronews gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

Ad so called "anarchists" that "threw rocks", doing vandalism and hooliganism, i.e. throwing stones at police etc.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at the police etc, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Euronews and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Euronews gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "anarchists", throwing stones at police etc, and falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia! Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

Such violent attacks on police etc. are ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn these violent attacks on police etc. and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

01.05.2010. The liers BBC and Malcolm Brabant etc. get Brown Cards. Strikes and demonstrations on May Day. IWW backs the strikes and demonstrations, as long as they are non-ochlarchical.

Strikes and demonstrations on May Day. Two separate demonstrations will be held in central Athens to mark the May Day. Greece's two major umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, have invited employees to join in the demonstration scheduled for 11am on Saturday at Klafthmonos Square. PAME (All Workers Militant Front) will stage a separate demonstration at Syntagma Square. There will be changes in public transport services. Ships will remain docked, while there will be no train services. The IWW backs the strikes and demonstrations, as long as they are non-ochlarchical.

Euronews reports: Crisis. Mass protest planned for May Day in Greece: The largest labour unions in Greece are planning a mass protest for May Day, against austerity measures proposed by the government. More than half the Greeks surveyed in a poll, that's just been released, have said they'll take to the streets if the measures are imposed. But Prime Minister George Papandreou says cuts are essential if the country is to keep afloat. They're the pre-conditions for a loan package, likely to be announced on Sunday. Union officials said Greece had been asked to cut its deficit by more than 10 percent of GDP by next year, by raising sales tax, freezing civil servant's wages, and scrapping public sector bonuses that add two months pay to salaries.

"I'm frightened for the future," one woman, an archaeologist, said. "I'll probably leave Greece, because there's nothing available for me in my field." "I'm an economist," another woman said. "I've been out of work for a year and a half and I have to live with my parents." May Day won't see the last of the turmoil. Unions have vowed to step up action, with a four-hour stoppage planned for Tuesday and a nationwide strike set for Wednesday next week.

BBC reports: Tear gas fired at Greek protest. Greek riot police have fired tear gas at youths protesting in Athens as a trade union march passed in front of the finance ministry. There were reports of similar scenes in the northern city of Thessaloniki as youths attacked business premises. Thousands of Greeks are taking part in May Day rallies called by trade unions and left-wing parties in protest against government austerity measures. The planned cuts are in exchange for a huge international financial bail-out. There is huge public resistance to the wage cuts, tax rises and pension reductions that are expected to be implemented. The measures are being demanded by the European Union in return for a rescue package, which is expected to total between 100-120bn euros (£87-100bn; $133-160bn) over three years. The full details of the bail-out are expected to be revealed this weekend if the Euro-zone leaders finally sign off the deal, which is designed to prevent Greece from defaulting on its enormous debt obligations.

'Unpopular measures'. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant in Athens says the mood has become serious as thousands of demonstrators march through the city towards parliament. The unions hope that the rally will demonstrate to the government, the Euro-zone, the IMF and the international markets, that they can mobilise enough "troops" to defeat the new austerity programme, our correspondent says. The value of the euro dropped on Friday after publication of a new poll suggested more than 50% of Greeks would take to the streets to try to stop the government's plans. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to announce details of the cuts once the rescue package is approved. He says the package is essential to save the country and protect its future, and has warned citizens to brace themselves for a period of hardship. He has said he will not weaken despite opposition and the political cost of the unpopular measures.

Later BBC's Malcolm Brabant falsely reports: "I'm outside the University of Athens where a Greek state television truck is on fire. Anarchists who were marching past saw that it was standing there and it is a symbol of the state and so they smashed the windows and somebody put a petrol bomb inside and set it on fire. The fire brigade is now here and has put out the flames, the riot police have chased off the anarchists and there is a terrible searing taste of tear gas in the air."

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebomb, so called "anarchists", falsely called so by BBC and Malcolm Brabant, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebomb, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of BBC and Malcolm Brabant, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists using firebomb - mentioned by BBC and Malcolm Brabant, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this case.

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as BBC and Malcolm Brabant do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The liers BBC and Malcolm Brabant get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. This is not the first time BBC and Malcolm Brabant get Brown Cards.

Also BBC reports: Greek protests: Eyewitnesses. "Having been in Greece for four months of study, the most sensational aspect of these protests is how normal everyone seems to think they are. 50 feet from rock-throwing anarchists, I saw a family enjoying May Day by strolling with a child in a baby carriage. Greece is far from widespread chaos. The protesters turn a two block radius into a war zone while allowing their great uncle to still enjoy his black coffee at a cafe a block away!" signed by Jimmy Hagan, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.

IAT-APT reports: "Persons throwing stones and petrol bombs, burning buildings and cars, looting etc. are ochlarchs/ochlarchists, ... of course not anarchists," and hands out a Brown Card to Jimmy Hagan, according to the Oslo Convention. Also the paper Telegraph.co.uk, reporting: ... "there were fears that violent anarchist and hard-left factions were intent on wreaking as much havoc as possible," falsely indicating "anarchists=ochlarchists", an Orwellian "1984" newspeak oxymoron, gets a Brown Card.

Euronews reports: May Day. Greek austerity plans spark mass May Day protest. Angry Greeks have marched against planned austerity they say will hurt the poor. Thousands gathered outside Greece's parliament in Athens, only metres away from where EU and IMF officials have been hammering out a multi-billion euro rescue deal for the debt-riddled country. The 'Biggest Social Battle' is how unions have described the effort to stop the measures and it did not take long for that battle to commence. Clashes erupted when a small group of protesters tried to march on the Finance Ministry.

Police were eventually able to drive them back, but not before feeling the protester's wrath. Molotov cocktails were thrown at a line of police officers, setting one alight. Two TV trucks and scores of garbage cans also went up in smoke and a tense stand-off is reported in the Greek capital.

Prime Minister George Papandreou has warned the deal is a matter of national survival following a torrid week on the world's financial markets, which raised serious questions over the single currency's stability. Shops, ships and other transport hubs were all shut because of a nationwide 24-hour walkout with unions describing the cutbacks as 'the biggest attack on workers rights for centuries.' The EU is demanding severe austerity in exchange for a massive 120 billion-euro bailout over the next 3 years.

These protesters were marxist extremist ochlarchists, using red flags, and they were thus not anarchists. The anarchists condemn the violent ochlarchy and especially the use of Molotov coctails against the police, setting one policeman on fire. Demonstrate with dignity - NOT OCHLARCHY!!!

30.04.2010. Brown Card to Nikos Maziotis, that falsely claims to be an anarchist, but is a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist, similar to RAF/Baader-Meinhof. Maziotis was expulsed from the anarchist movement 20.12.2009.

Kathimerini, that also gets a Brown Card, reports: Revolutionary trio claim terror hits. Three of the six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle have publicly accepted what they called "political responsibility" for a string of shootings and bombings since 2003 that caused widespread damage but no deaths. In a letter to the Pontiki weekly, Nikos Maziotis, the group's alleged ringleader, his partner Panayiota Roupa and Costas Gournas, who is alleged to have managed the organization's money, admitted to their role in the attacks and vowed to continue opposing the establishment.

"As long as we are alive, as long as we live and breathe, we will do whatever we can to scupper criminal plans that harm common people," they said in a letter that was littered with references to Greece's economic woes and its appeal for help to the International Monetary Fund. In the letter, Maziotis, a self-proclaimed anarchist, Roupa and Gournas confirm that Lambros Fountas, the microbiologist whose death led to their arrests, was a member of the group. Fountas was shot dead by police as he attempted to steal a car on March 10 and subsequent searches of his property led police to the six suspects.

The fact that the three other alleged Revolutionary Struggle members arrested – Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vangelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis – did not sign the letter suggests that they intend to deny any role in the group when their cases go to trial. A prosecutor yesterday ordered all six suspects to allow DNA samples to be taken as police attempt to match them with evidence taken from the properties rented by the group. It was also decided that the judicial investigation would be handed to magistrates Dimitris Mokkas and Constantinos Baltas, who are also probing the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.

The IAT-APT handed out fresh Brown Cards to Revolutionary Struggle and its members 20.12.2009, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. This also means that Nikos Maziotis was expulsed from the anarchist movement 20.12.2010, see the resolution from IAT-APT that day. The IAT-APT hands out a new Brown Card to Nikos Maziotis, to underline the expulsion, and to underline that falsely claiming to be an anarchist, while in reality being a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist similar to RAF/Baader-Meinhof, is not tolerated. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Nikos Maziotis is acting ultra-authoritarian, and is far from being an anarchist.

Nikos Maziotis is a marxist leftwing terrorist ochlarchist extremist. To falsely postulate that anarchists are extremists, logically means a severe break of the Oslo Convention. Anarchists are not extremists, see the resolutions "Anarchy is optimal order! For anarchist action!" and "What is an extremist, person or organization, really?" above. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. That is not extremists, or extremism.

Extremists and extremism have more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, while anarchists and anarchism have equal to or less than 50% authoritarian degree. Anarchists and extremists are thus opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with extremists is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media produce copycat ochlarchist extremists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency, according to the Oslo Convention, both to Nikos Maziotis and his collaborationist Kathimerini.

'Flower power' drives May Day celebration. Several floral displays created by the City of Athens to mark May Day is seen in the center of the capital. Greeks traditionally make wreaths on May Day as a way of celebrating spring. May Day also marks International Workers' Day, or Labor Day, and some professions do not work or hold stoppages to mark the occasion.

Public transport. Morning stoppage on May Day. There will be no metro, tram, bus, trolley bus or electric railway services between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. tomorrow due to a work stoppage being staged by public transport employees to mark May Day. There will be no trains running on the Hellenic Railways Organization network as employees will be staging a 24-hour strike.

Ochlarchist vandals' attack in Exarchia. Vandals broke into the political office of Deputy Environment Minister Thanos Moraitis in Exarchia, central Athens, yesterday. The five assailants wore hoods and used hammers to cause extensive damage. The deputy minister was not in the office at the time of the attack.

Ochlarchist police abuse in Patmos? Police confirmed yesterday that they are investigating allegations police officers on the island of Patmos abused several high school students who were taken in for questioning in connection to a vandalized motorcycle. The force denied claims by the boys' lawyer that the allegations had been ignored.

Grigoropoulos trial. A court in Amfissa hearing the trial of two policemen implicated in the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 is unlikely to reach a verdict by June 6, by which date the officers will be eligible for release, as they will have reached the 18-month limit on being held in custody. Sources said that the court still has to hear from 15 witnesses, including forensic experts.

Elliniko mayor goes on hunger strike again. The mayor of the southern Athens suburb of Elliniko, Christos Kortzidis, who went on a lengthy hunger strike in 2007 to protect free access to the area's beaches, yesterday launched a new fasting protest, this time at the government's plans to overhaul local administration. Kortzidis, who went more than three weeks without food three years ago, said that he was opposed to the "Kallikratis" plan, which would lead to hundreds of municipalities around Greece being merged as part of an effort to slash red tape and costs. "I think that Kallikratis will impoverish local government, distancing it from citizens and leading to employees losing their livelihoods," said Kortzidis, whose municipality would be merged with nearby Argyroupoli under the government's plans. A number of mayors are unhappy at not being consulted about the plans.

BBC Reports: Athens clash over austerity cuts. Protesters in Athens clashed with police as a group tried to force its way into the Greek finance ministry. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd as the unrest flared over austerity measures that may be taken in return for a massive bailout deal. The European Union (EU) has said it is close to approving the details of an emergency plan to help tackle Greece crippling debt. EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said "rapid progress" was being made.

Deal deadline. "I'm confident that the talks will be concluded soon, meaning in the next days," Mr Barroso told a news conference following the clashes. "We believe that these solutions will be conducive to our actions and will prevent further possible effects of the contagion." Officials from the EU, the International Monetary Fund, and European Central Bank are in Athens to negotiate the bailout. The Greek government says it needs a deal by 19 May to avoid a devastating debt default.

ANALYSIS by Malcolm Brabant, BBC News correspondent in Athens: On Planet Greece, some civil servants get a bonus for turning up to work on time. Foresters get a bonus for working outdoors. At least they show up. There are civil servants called ghost workers, because they never go into the office, head to a second job and still claim a state salary. They can't get sacked, because a civil service post is for life. Unless the incumbent decides to retire in his or her forties, WITH a pension. And the government can continuing paying for the afterlife. Unmarried and divorced daughters of civil servants are entitled to collect their dead parents' pensions. Another lucrative sinecure is to belong to a state committee. The government has no idea how many there are. It's been estimated that they have 10,000 employees and cost nearly £200m a year, and that includes the committee to manage a lake that dried up 80 years ago.

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators, after some tried to break through a police cordon guarding the Greek finance ministry. The outbreaks came after Greece began talks over extra budget cuts as conditions for the bailout loans. These cuts would be in addition to an already mooted austerity drive aimed at reducing the nation's public deficit, which is more than four times bigger than the EU limit. Union officials say the IMF wants Athens to raise sales taxes, scrap bonuses amounting to two extra months of pay in the public sector and accept a three-year pay freeze. The union officials also claim that by next year, the IMF and the EU want Greece to shed 10 percentage points from the public deficit that reached 13.6% of output in 2009.

In addition, they say Athens has been asked to get rid of 13th and 14th month bonuses for public sector workers and pensioners. It was also reported in the Financial Times in London on Friday that another measure would include raising the retirement age from an average of 53 to 67. "Have you understood that these measures that are being recommended to you are measures of destruction?" the head of the Left Coalition Syriza, a small left-wing party, Alexis Tsipras, told Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and fellow lawmakers. "There is no other choice, ask for the verdict of the Greek people, call a referendum," he added.

In the face of mounting opposition to the budget cuts, Mr Papandreou insisted that the poor must not suffer disproportionately because of the austerity drive. "We are holding tough negotiations to protect what we can for the weak and the middle class in our country," he said. He said spending on healthcare would continue, but that corruption in the sector would be tackled.

'Harsh package'. Negotiations about the terms of the Greek loan come as the country prepares for annual 1 May celebrations, with three demonstrations expected against the measures. Meanwhile, there were also reports of further clashes outside the parliament building in Athens on Thursday night. The latest protests followed a meeting between Prime Minister George Papandreou and trade union leaders, who reacted angrily to his planned austerity measures. "We got a flavour of a very harsh package of measures, measures that will lead to recession," Yiannis Panagopoulos, head of the powerful GSEE umbrella trade union, was quoted by AP news agency as saying. The unions have now called a general strike for 5 May. The BBC's Gavin Hewitt in Athens says the mood is increasingly against any bailout and the Greek prime minister has said the country is in a battle for survival.

29.04.2010. Three 'Revolutionary Struggle' marxist terrorist group suspects admit involvement in letter to newspaper. DNA matches found in terror probe. New measures suggested for EU-IMF loans. Radio silence.

Three 'Revolutionary Struggle' marxist terrorist group suspects admit involvement in letter to newspaper. Three of the six people arrested and charged with involvement in the Revolutionary Struggle marxist terrorist group in a coordinated police swoop on April 11 have admitted participation in the group in a letter to the weekly newspaper "Pontiki" appearing on Thursday. The letter, signed by Panagiota (Pola) Roupa, her husband Nikos Maziotis and Constantine Gournas, also says that Lambros Fountas, a 35-year-old biologist who was killed in a shootout with police in the Dafni district of Athens, was one of their "comrades" in the group. In the letter, the three suspects -- who together with the other three detainees have been jailed pending trial -- say they are "proud" of their group, adding that "the struggle will continue". The anarchists condemn this marxist leftwing extremist communist group.

DNA matches found in terror probe. Police forensic experts yesterday found a match between DNA evidence and fingerprints found in a house in the Kalyvia, southeastern Attica, that had been rented by the suspected leader of Revolutionary Struggle and similar evidence found at the terrorist group's suspected hideout in the district of Kypseli, near central Athens. The test results indicate that the same people had frequented the home of 39-year-old Nikos Maziotis – currently in detention along with his girlfriend, Panayiota Roupa, 41, and another four suspects – as well as the Kypseli hideout, where police earlier this month discovered large quantities of explosives and guns.

More DNA evidence discovered in the car of Constantinos Gournas, 30, one of the suspects currently in detention, has been matched to evidence found at the Kypseli hideout. Police have yet to determine whether the evidence matches that of any of the detained suspects, as all six of them have refused to give police DNA samples. Police sources said that it remained unclear yesterday whether the evidence might produce leads to other suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle. The same sources said that the evidence collected from the Kypseli hideout and the Kalyvia house did not tally with DNA samples gathered from other sites of terrorist attacks over the years that have yet to be matched to individuals. A police source told Kathimerini that forensic experts had inspected much of the huge weapons haul discovered at the Kypseli hideout but that there was still a long way to go before any reliable conclusions could be drawn. "We're about 5 percent of the way through the process," the source said.

New measures suggested for EU-IMF loans. Change in private, not just public, sector. Greece is close to agreeing to a new set of austerity measures, which will affect both the public and private sectors, that would unlock the emergency loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund that the country needs to keep its economy afloat, it emerged yesterday. Sources said that the government has accepted the proposals put forward by IMF officials that would lead to further tax rises and public spending cuts and would make it easier for employers in the private sector to hire and fire people.

In the private sector, employers who have more than 200 people in their work force would be able to sack 4 percent of them at once rather than the 2 percent in place now. There will also be a gradual phasing out of the 13th and 14th monthly salaries that employees receive as Easter, summer and Christmas bonuses, possibly over the next five years. Employers will have the option of adjusting the remaining 12 monthly wages so that workers do not experience any sudden drop in income. Steps will also be taken to end collective contracts in certain professions.

In the public sector, civil servants will lose their 13th and 14th monthly salaries and their supplementary pay, which has already been cut by 30 percent, will be reduced by another 5 percent. This would present savings of 1.7 billion euros, or 0.6 percent of Greece's gross domestic product. If the government refuses to take these steps, it will have to increase indirect taxes, including a rise in the lower-end VAT charges. Also, there will be a freeze on hirings in the public sector for several years and contracts will not be renewed when they run out. Lastly, the government will have to sell off or shut down public organizations that lose money.

With Greece unable to borrow money on the financial markets and the crisis spreading to other European countries such as Portugal and Spain, German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday called on Athens and the IMF to speed up their discussions so that the emergency loans could be released. Merkel met in Berlin yesterday with the IMF's managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet to discuss the financial package. Merkel said it was vital that the EU and the IMF do not allow Greece to collapse like US investment bank Lehman Brothers.

World markets have started showing signs of recovery amid hopes that the bailout package of Greece will come into play in good time. The Greek stock market has been stabilized, while the spreads spiraling has been eased. It was Berlin's decision for the immediate activation of the support mechanism that triggered the above change. EU officials reiterated that the activation of the bailout package is a matter of days. The European Central Bank chief highlighted yet again the need for immediate actions lest Greece's borrowing crisis should spread to other Euro-zone nations.

Radio silence. Radio programs will be disrupted throughout today due to a 48-hour strike by technicians which began yesterday. They are protesting the firing of one of their colleagues and the failure by employers to sign a collective wage contract.

28.04.2010. New Brown Cards to the lawyer defending Epaminondas Korkoneas, Alexis Kougias, and Kathimerini. A. Grigoropoulos and N.R. were/are not anarchists, and they were not so dangerous that it legitimates pulling the gun.

Kathimerini reports: Policeman's lawyer hits out. The lawyer defending Epaminondas Korkoneas, the policeman accused of shooting dead 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008, accused the teenager yesterday of being an anarchist. In a stormy court session, Alexis Kougias insisted that Grigoropoulos and his friend, who has gone into hiding after refusing to testify, were part of a group that threw objects at Korkoneas on the night of the shooting. "Alexandros Grigoropoulos was an anarchist," he said. "His friend [known only as N.R. for legal reasons] is a dangerous anti-establishment activist." Kougias's claim came after one of Korkoneas's colleagues revised his testimony. Policeman Costas Kaitsiotis had suggested Korkoneas failed to follow procedure on December 6, 2008, but yesterday told the court that the special guard "did what he could under the circumstances" and said that his actions on the night were totally out of character.

The IAT-APT handed out a Brown Card to Korkoneas 14.05.2009 for falsely postulating that he was facing a "dangerous anarchist group", i.e. Grigoropoulos and friends. In a similar case 08.04.2010 IAT-APT handed out Brown Cards to Korkoneas's lawyer, Alexis Kougias, people behind a letter falsely claiming that Grigoropoulos and friends are/were members of "an extremist anarchist organization,"and Kathimerini. This new case 28.04.2010 is also a similar case, and the IAT-APT hands out new Brown Cards to the lawyer defending Epaminondas Korkoneas, Alexis Kougias, and Kathimerini.

Practically certain the following is valid:

1. Grigoropoulos and friends, including 'N.R.', were and are not anarchists, and they were not so dangerous that any shooting from the police can be defended. Especially N.R. is practically certain not 'a dangerous anti-establishment activist', i.e. a political extremist;

2. Anarchist are not 'dangerous anti-establishment activists', i.e. extremists, see the resolutions "Anarchy is optimal order! For anarchist action!" and "What is an extremist, person or organization, really?" above. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense. That is not extremists, i.e. 'dangerous anti-establishment activists'.

To falsely postulate that anarchists are 'dangerous anti-establishment activists', i.e. extremists, logically means a severe break of the Oslo Convention. Extremists and extremism have more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, while anarchists and anarchism have equal to or less than 50% authoritarian degree. Anarchists and extremists are thus opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with extremists is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency, according to the Oslo Convention.

Bank firebombed. A homemade explosive device comprising gas canisters caused damage but no injuries when it detonated outside a branch of Emporiki Bank in the Cretan port of Hania early yesterday. The explosion started a fire which the local fire service quickly extinguished. The anarchists condemn this terrorist extremism.

General strike called for May 5. The civil servants' union ADEDY and the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), yesterday called a general strike for May 5 to protest the government's austerity measures as well as increasing pressure from the European Union and International Monetary Fund for additional cuts. The head of GSEE, Yiannis Panagopoulos, said the strike action was a protest at the government's plans to raise the minimum retirement age by several years and against the possibility of salary cuts being introduced to the private sector. "The 13th and 14th salaries in the private sector are non-negotiable," Panagopoulos said, referring to the two additional wages received by employees at Christmas and Easter.

ADEDY's president, Spyros Papaspyros, whose union organized a protest rally in central Athens yesterday, said civil servants will continue to oppose the cuts in holiday pay and benefits introduced in March. ADEDY's aim, Papaspyros said, is "the revocation of these measures that harm the people." The demonstration, which started outside Athens University and ended at Parliament, was relatively small, attracting about 2,000 participants.

In a related development, teachers' unions called on their members to stage strike action next week to protest a raft of proposed reforms ranging from changes to the way that teachers are hired to the abolition of a law setting a minimal grade for university entrance. The Primary School Teachers' Federation (DOE) said it would stage daily four-hour work stoppages from today through May 3 before launching a 48-hour strike on May 4 and 5. The Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OLME), which is calling for full-time jobs to be granted to substitute teachers and their unemployed counterparts, called on its members to join a 24-hour strike on May 4. The IWW backs the general strike and the other strikes and protests.

Greek debt 'junk'. Greece and its debt-ridden economy have yet again topped world media, after ratings agency Standard & Poor's slashed Greece's sovereign debt to junk status. Media coverage and press reports have focused on the immediate impact the said move had on the world markets and the fear that more EU nations will be struck by similar crises. "Global shares have tumbled after the credit rating agency Standard and Poor's downgraded Greek debt to "junk" on Tuesday. The concern among investors now is that the loss of confidence in Greece could spread to other weak Euro-zone economies," said BBC.

The Washington Post read that Greece's debt was given junk status. The paper also hosted an interview given by a Morgan Keegan analyst who stressed that it is too late to install a fire alarm while the house is already on fire. The International Monetary Fund is planning to raise its contribution to the bailout for Greece, said Britain's Financial Times , amid fears that the 45 billion euros of the bailout won't be enough. Greece is feared to default before its EU partners raise the money for its bailout, reported CNN, further commenting that the junk status given to a Euro-zone economy could trigger a domino reaction, with Portugal being the first in line.

French paper Le Monde's article read that Greece and Portugal are spooking the markets. The Greeks resist to the austerity measures, holding street protests in public transport, reducing everything in the country to a crawl, underlined Le Figaro paper, focusing on the problems tourists in Greece have come up against. Trying to ease tensions, La Reppublica paper read that the EU says negotiations are on good track.

27.04.2010. Anger to Greek austerity grows. Strikes and protests. The IWW backs the strikes and protests. Car is link to terror suspect. Grigoropoulos trial. PM: Rebirth of Greece, now or never.

Euronews reports: Anger to Greek austerity grows. The mood against austerity in Greece is becoming increasingly bitter. Transport workers called a six-hour walkout, bringing buses, trains and trams to halt. Many oppose the government's strict economic measures. The hostility towards the unpleasant fiscal medicine emerged in a new poll. That shows 61 percent of Greeks are against going cap in hand to the EU and IMF for a 45 billion euro loan. But, Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou insisted the reforms will give the country new life.

"We're going through one of the most difficult moments that Greece has had for decades. The challenges our country faces are unprecedented – not only for Greece, but also for the global economy and for Europe. The responsibilities we have undertaken are historic. We're making decisive political decisions – decisive for the future of Greeks and the future of Europe," said Papandreou.

Such words, however, look set to fall on deaf ears, with many people preparing to protest. "For many years in Greece there has been this practice, it's not easy to change. What can we do? Sit on the couch and protest on Facebook? Maybe young people can do that but workers don't have any other way," one man in Athens said. "The protests should take place. We all have to do something, everyone has to act, because from what I can see, they're leading us to the edge of a cliff," another man said. The public outcry is also unnerving investors. Many remain jittery that reform may take a hit if anger grows into large-scale unrest.

Crisis. Greece teeters on the brink pending bailout. Greek dockers have protested against one of their government's first measures to liberalise the country's restrictive labour market and make it more competitive. Athens is asking the Euro-zone and the International Monetary Fund for a bailout while Greece's Finance Minister, George Papaconstantinou has tried to quell Greek fears that the financial future is bleak. "On May 19 we must repay a maturing bond of about nine billion euros. Until then our borrowing needs are covered but conditions in markets today are totally prohibitive for borrowing," said Papaconstantinou.

It was investor jitters over Greece's debt repayment programme that drove its borrowing costs up to a 12-year peak. The government has already announced billions of euros in budget cuts, including tax increases and public sector wage freezes. But to get Europe's biggest economy, Germany, to back the bailout, it needs to do more. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will help if the requirements are fulfilled. "Because only if this programme is sustainable will we have a chance to ensure the stability of the Euro permanently." Time is of the essence; there are concerns that Greece could be the first of several Euro-zone countries to slide into bankruptcy – the consequences of that will be untold damage to the euro and the rest of the bloc's economic health.

Markets. Greek debt insurance hits record high. The cost of insurance against Greece missing its debt repayments hit a record high, after political murmurings in Berlin that cast doubt over Germany's role in any financial rescue. Greece has to make debt repayments on May 19th, but the coffers are bare. The country formally asked for help last week, and is currently negotiating terms for a 45-billion euro bailout with the EU, the IMF and the European Central Bank. Vice-President of the ECB Lucas Papademos said: "It is essential that the economic programme currently being prepared (by the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF , together with the Greek authorities) specifies comprehensive fiscal measures and structural reforms that will address the root causes of Greece's fiscal imbalances and structural weaknesses."

The prospect of Greece becoming the first Euro-zone country to default on its debt has also sparked fears of a domino effect among other shaky Euro-zone economies. The cost of insuring Portugal's debt also hit a record high. And the euro weakened against the dollar. German analyst Klaus Wübbenhorst said: "A weaker euro is good for exports to outside the euro area. On balance, we should see that Greece is a problem that can be dealt with and that has no impact on consumers' willingness to spend." Greek banking shares tumbled after comments from Germany that it could still deny financial aid unless Athens does more to cut its budget deficit. Those remarks prompted the head of the Greek Central Bank to call for deeper cuts than those already in the government's austerity plan.

Striking seamen bar tourists from port. A group of nearly 1,000 tourists were obliged to spend the night in hotels in the capital yesterday after striking seamen blockading the port of Piraeus prevented them from boarding a Malta-flagged cruise liner that had been due to set sail late last night. The seamen, whose 24-hour nationwide strike kept ferries moored in ports across the country, were due to end their action at 6 a.m. today. They are planning another 24-hour strike for May 1, this Saturday. Seamen also participated in a 48-hour strike at the end of last week, organized by the Communist Party-affiliated labor union PAME, causing similar disruption.

As mentioned the seamen are protesting the government's plans to lift cabotage rules in order to permit non-EU-flagged vessels to moor at Greek ports and open up the market to thousands of tourists at a time that additional revenues are desperately needed. Yesterday's strike caused the biggest problems at the country's main port of Piraeus. More than 950 tourists remained trapped in their coaches for several hours after about 400 sailors and members of PAME blocked both entrances to the port. According to witnesses, several tourists got out of the coaches and blocked the road outside the port entrance in an apparent protest at the blockade. Meanwhile, a group of around 50 people, also believed to be tourists, approached protesting seamen and attempted to reason with them, to no avail. Late last night the coaches retreated, transferring the tourists to hotels in central Athens for the night. The IWW backs the strike.

Glyfada closure. The Municipality of Glyfada in southern Athens will be closed due to a protest by employees at the nonrenewal of some workers' contracts. The IWW backs the strike.

Public transport work stoppage. There will be no public transport in Attica today between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. - except for the Proastiakos suburban railway and taxis - as employees stage a work stoppage to protest the government's austerity measures. Service on city buses, the metro, tram, Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) and trolley buses will run as usual before 11 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Protesting workers are due to stage a rally in Kotzia Square in the morning. Later in the day members of the civil servants' union ADEDY are to start a protest march at 6.30 p.m. outside Athens University. Commuters should be aware that the public transport means will start withdrawing from service at least one hour before the stoppage kicks in on Tuesday morning, while full restoration of service should be expected one hour after the end of the stoppage. The IWW backs the strike and protests.

Strike canceled. A scheduled strike today by employees of the Culture Ministry was called off yesterday.

Car is link to terror suspect. A car found burned in Lambrini, near central Athens, on Sunday had been used by suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle, including the gang's assumed ringleader Nikos Maziotis, currently in custody along with five other suspects, and is believed to have been stolen from Thessaloniki by another suspected member of the terror group still at large, police said. Counterterrorism officers are reportedly moving in on this seventh suspect, believed to be linked to the theft of the vehicle in the northern city in August 2007. Examination of the remains of the blue Renault found in Lambrini, north of central Athens, turned up a wealth of evidence: a sledgehammer, a bottle of flammable yellow liquid, several clocks with the remains of duct tape and the license plate of a stolen motorcycle. The license plate on the car itself also had been stolen from another car, police said.

Grigoropoulos trial. Two policemen who trained with the two special guards implicated in the death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008, told a court yesterday that the first thing they were taught in training was to only use their gun as a last resort if they were under threat. The policeman charged with shooting dead Grigoropoulos, Epaminondas Korkoneas, insists that he and his colleague, Vassilis Saraliotis, came under attack by a group of youths and that he fired warning shots into the air.

PM: Rebirth of Greece, now or never. Prime minister George Papandreou said the time has come for the rebirth of Greece, "it is now or never", addressing a meeting of his ruling PASOK party's parliamentary group on Tuesday. Papandreou outlined the difficult situation the country is in, but expressed optimism that, with a joint effort, the country will succeed, and called all the citizens, regardless of their political leanings, to take part in that effort. The premier said that he is personally determined to do everything necessary, in the time required and that imposed by the circumstances, for the country's recovery and so that the Greek people may once again feel pride.

 "Greece has a government with the volition to not back down a single step," Papandreou said, and called on everyone to stop occupying themselves with the spreads and deal instead with the changes and reversals that are necessary. The EU support mechanism that Greece has resorted to will give the country the necessary time and calm to proceed to those changes, he said, giving assurances that his government does not fear the political cost because, above and beyond that cost is the contribution to the country.

26.04.2010. More strikes and protests, backed by IWW. Investors still nervous on Greece.

24-hour strike at Piraeus port. All Greek-flag ships remained at port in Piraeus on Monday due to a 24-hour strike by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) in protest of the government's plan to lift cabotage restrictions. A repeated strike will be staged on Friday, April 30. Greek seamen are protesting the imminent lifting of cabotage (regulations restricting coastal shipping to domestic vessels) announced by prime minister George Papandreou, which will allow foreign cruiseships to use the Greek sea routes and ports. Monday's strike means that 20 ships will not carry out scheduled routes to the islands of the Aegean, Crete and the Dodecanese Islands complex, while strikers will gather at the port of Piraeus for the arrival of the Malta-flag cruiseship 'Zenith'. The seamen's union described the planned cabotage lifting "a full-frontal assault on their rights." IWW backs the seamen's strike.

Commuter woes. There will be no public transport in Attica tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – except for the suburban railway and taxis – as employees stage a work stoppage to protest the government's austerity measures. Service on city buses, the metro, the tram, the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) and trolley buses will run normally before 11 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Workers are due to stage a rally in Kotzia Square in the morning. Later in the day, members of the civil servants' union ADEDY are to start a protest march at 6.30 p.m. outside Athens University. IWW backs the strikes and protests.

Union warns of more strikes. Umbrella trade union GSEE president Yiannis Panagopoulos on Monday warned of more strikes in the immediate future. The trade union's executive committee will convene on Tuesday, Panagopoulos said, adding that he will recommend the staging of industrial actions in the immediate future. Social security and labour rights' issues are non negotiable, he said, particularly those referring to collective bargaining agreements and the role of the mediation and arbitration organization, which was established to settle employee-employer disputes.  IWW backs the strikes and protests.

As Greek workers continue to protest austerity measures and the involvement of the IMF in a joint rescue plan with Euro-zone countries worth some 45 billion euros, the IMF's Strauss-Kahn stressed that his organization had Greece's interests at heart. "Greek citizens shouldn't fear the IMF – we are there to try and help them," said Strauss-Kahn, a former Socialist finance minister of France.

Prime Minister George Papandreou said the EU-IMF rescue plan was "not pleasant" but crucial. "Because of our problems, the EU [officials] arrived and now the IMF is here too and they are in control, in a kind of guardianship," Papandreou told villagers at Kremasti on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, noting that the ultimate aim was to "restore our autonomy." The premier said he understood the anger of protesters holding banners reading "IMF go home." "They will not leave in a hail of stones," but rather when Greece has regained its "credibility" and restored its reeling economy, he said. Papandreou added that his government would struggle to ensure that "those who are not to blame [for the crisis] will not pay" and again blamed the previous conservative administration for the current situation.

Opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras, for his part, accused the government of making "massive mistakes" and lying about being forced to resort to IMF aid. "It was not forced, it chose to do so," Samaras charged in a speech in his native Kalamata. "The IMF is going to force new measures upon us that neither our economy nor our society will be able to bear," Samaras added.

BBC reports: Investors still nervous on Greece. Investors are still nervous over plans to rescue the Greek economy, despite indications of progress on bail-out talks over the weekend. Interest rates demanded by investors lending money to Greece are close to record highs - a sign that fears remain over Greece's ability to repay loans. Greece has been forced to request 40bn euros from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). But the details of the bail-out deal have not yet been finalised. There is also concern that European partners in the deal - particularly Germany - are reluctant to participate in the bail-out.

Time running out. On Monday, Greek bond yields - the interest rate that Greece must pay to borrow money on the international markets - were just below the 9.15% record seen last week. The interest rate is 6.14 percentage points higher than that charged to Germany - seen as the safest investment in Europe. That is the largest spread in bond yields for 12 years. Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said talks with the IMF over the weekend had progressed well, with the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying that a deal would be agreed "in time to meet Greece's needs". Negotiations must stick to a series of deadlines, with 8.5bn euros needed before 19 May, when Greece faces its next bond repayment.

Austerity demands. The IMF is expected to provide 10bn euros of support this year, with Euro-zone nations providing a further 30bn euros. But the scale of assistance after this year remains unclear. That could affect the willingness of European countries to commit to a bailout - another source of uncertainty for investors. The Netherlands has already said it will wait to hear full details of the plan before putting the necessary legislation before its parliament. It is among those European countries looking for further austerity measures from Greece before they commit to bailout money. Senior officials in Germany's governing coalition have indicated that they are willing to help Greece as long as "strict conditions" are met, despite describing financial help as a "last resort". French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has also pledged to "hold Greece accountable" for any financial help.

However, demands for even harsher cuts in Greece would almost certainly be met with domestic opposition. There have already been public demonstrations against proposed cuts to public spending that the government says are necessary to bring down the country's massive debt mountain. Greece's budget deficit was equivalent to 13.6% of GDP last year - more than was estimated by finance ministers. Currently, ambitious government plans are to bring this down to 3% by the end of 2012. Despite the uncertainty, Mr Papaconstantinou has sought to reassure investors by denying that Greece is in danger of defaulting on its debts, pointing out that short-term bridging loans could be used should the IMF deal falter. He also warned speculators betting on a Greek default. "All I can say is that they will lose their shirts," he told reporters over the weekend.

25.04.2010. New austerity a precondition for Greek aid: Germany. Comment from the World Economic Council. Germany, France signal hard line with Greece. Kathimerini: Greece soon a 'failed state'? Anarchist comment.

New austerity a precondition for Greek aid: Germany. Greece must agree to tough new austerity measures before it receives any financial aid from the European Union and failure to do so would endanger such support, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told a newspaper, according to Reuters. "The fact that neither the EU nor the German government have taken a decision (on providing aid) means that the response can be positive as well as negative," Schaeuble told the Sunday edition of Bild. "This depends entirely on whether Greece continues in the coming years with the strict savings course it has launched.

I have made this clear to the Greek finance minister." Greece bowed to pressure from financial markets on Friday, making a formal request for the activation of a joint aid package from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF) that is valued at up to 45 billion euros ($60.49 billion). The debt-saddled euro zone member has already announced billions of euros in austerity measures, including tax hikes and public sector wage cuts, but is talking with the EU and IMF about additional steps. Opposition to aid for Greece runs deep in Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces a crucial regional election on May 9, has been at pains to stress that aid will only flow if Athens takes further steps to cut a budget deficit which soared to 13.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) last year.

Schaeuble said a "tough restructuring program" for the next years was "unavoidable and an absolute prerequisite" if Germany and the EU were to approve the aid Greece has requested. But he also made clear that Germany had to be ready to support Greece to ensure the stability of the common currency. "We are defending the stability of the euro, because Germany benefits [from the currency] at least as much as all the others. Help for Greece is therefore not a waste of taxpayer money, but a move based on fundamental German interests. "Euro? Currency? Unenlightened plutarchy! The EU should do proper demand management to do away with the unemployment, and thus make a higher GDP, real income, not be so focused on the currency euro, i.e. having money illusions," a spokesperson for WEC told AIIS.

Germany, France signal hard line with Greece. European heavyweights Germany and France vowed on Sunday to take a hard line with Greece in exchange for financial support as doubts emerged over whether a 45 billion euro ($60.2 billion) aid package was sufficient to prevent a default. Greece bowed to intense pressure from financial markets on Friday, requesting funds from the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in what would be the first bailout of a member of the 11-year-old single currency bloc. The debt-saddled country has announced billions of euros in austerity measures, including tax hikes and public sector wage cuts, but must now agree additional steps to satisfy the EU and IMF, and ensure the aid flows.

As mentioned German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Greece that a tough restructuring of its economy was "unavoidable and an absolute prerequisite" if Berlin and the EU were to approve the aid Greece has requested. "The fact that neither the EU nor the German government have taken a decision [on providing aid] means the response can be positive as well as negative," Schaeuble told the Sunday edition of German daily Bild. "This depends entirely on whether Greece continues in the coming years with the strict savings course it has launched. I have made this clear to the Greek finance minister."

Schaeuble's French counterpart Christine Lagarde promised to hold Greece accountable for "unsuitable economic policies" that pushed its 2009 budget deficit to 13.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and its debt to 115 percent of economic output. She described the aid package as a "cocktail of indulgence and great strictness," telling the Journal du Dimanche weekly that Greece's partners would closely monitor its progress in restoring order to its creaking finances. "We will [release the aid] according to their needs and in the case of default on repayment, we will immediately put the foot on the brake," Lagarde said. Germany and France are due to provide about half of the 30 billion euros in aid the EU has tentatively pledged for Greece. The IMF is expected to put up the remaining 15 billion.

Doubts on aid package. Only days after Greece requested the aid, however, doubts were emerging over whether the package was large enough to calm market fears of a debt default. Those fears have pushed the yield on Greek 10-year bonds above 8.7 percent, a whopping 567 basis points over the rates on benchmark German Bunds. This has made it prohibitively expensive for Athens to service its mountain of debt. Greece's formal request for aid on Friday did little to ease market pressures. Speaking to reporters in Washington at the weekend, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty acknowledged that some European and G20 countries believed the aid was inadequate. "There is concern about making sure that the package is enough so that it's a one-time event," he said.

There are also worries about public opposition to further austerity steps in Greece. Greek riot police fired teargas at protesters who held an impromptu march through central Athens on Friday to protest austerity. A poll released on Saturday showed that roughly two-thirds of Greeks believe Prime Minister George Papandreou's socialist government was either too slow to react or handled the economy poorly as the country's fiscal crisis deepened. Marxist leftwing newspaper Eleftherotypia said the "specter of Hungary" was haunting Papandreou's government. Voters in Hungary booted out the socialist government this month after it tried to push through painful IMF-ordered budget cuts. Kathimerini, a rightwing liberalist extremist newspaper, said Greece was entering a tough and unpredictable period. "It may turn out for the better, or it may turn us into what the Anglo-Saxons call 'a failed state'," it said in an editorial. The anarchists say Kathimerini is exaggerating the problems, Greece will practically certain not be similar to Somalia, with about 80% authoritarian degree - a failed state, the country most far from anarchy in the world.

24.04.2010. Marxist terror suspect. More strikes. EU-IMF ready to act. Crisis. Fears in Greece that EU-IMF aid means more cuts.

Marxist terror suspect. A 19-year-old woman arrested on Thursday evening was remanded in custody yesterday on suspicion of being involved in the marxist terrorist Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire group which carried out a series of bloodless attacks with homemade explosive devices. The woman, who was not named, is the 10th suspected member of the group to be arrested. Three of those suspects remain in custody.

More strikes. No public transport between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday. There will be no public transport in Attica on Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – except for the suburban railway and taxis – as employees stage a work stoppage to protest the government’s austerity measures. Services on city buses, the metro, the tram, the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway and trolley buses will run as normal before 11 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Protesting workers are due to stage a rally at Kotzia Square that morning. Later in the day members of the civil servants’ union ADEDY are to start a protest march at 6.30 p.m. outside Athens University.

ERT reports: EU-IMF ready to act. In an immediate response to Greece's call for activation of the EU rescue mechanism, the European Commission spokesman, Amadeu Altafaj said Europe would take rapid action to assist Greece, stressing that Euro-zone Finance Ministers would take a formal decision to allocate emergency loans to Greece following European Commission and European Central Bank decision that the request was valid. The ECB has not made any comment yet while German Finance Ministry spokesman said "German government ready to act". "The IMF stands ready to act" said its managing director Dominique Straus Khan.

EU Commission: "Activation of rescue mechanism only matter of days". Both EU Commission and IMF are ready to act while EU Commission spokesman said activation of rescue mechanism is a matter of few days. EU spokesman Amadeu Altafaj expressed belief that there would not be any delay in activation of rescue mechanism as EU member states and IMF have already worked together. He underlined that Euro-group would unanimously take the final formal decision after the European Commission and European Central Bank decide whether the request was valid. In reference to the interest rate , Mr. Altafaj said that it depended on the market circumstances, however, reminding, that Euro-zone leaders had made a commitment for a 5% interest rate.

He added that EU services are in permanent contact and cooperation with Greek authorities and reminded that the EU believes Greece has taken all necessary measures to drastically cut down state deficit. He characteristically said that all Euro-zone member states have committed to participate in Greece's rescue mechanism. Concluding, spokesman for EU Commissioner Olhi Rehn assured that EU services would act rapidly , taking into consideration that the largest part of EU-IMF preparations have already been completed. Dominique Strauss-Kahn , Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today on Greece: "We have received Greece's request for a Stand-By Arrangement. We have been working closely with the Greek authorities for some weeks on technical assistance, and have had a mission on the ground in Athens for a few days working with the authorities and the European Union. We are prepared to move expeditiously on this request."

Euronews reports: Crisis. Fears in Greece that EU-IMF aid means more cuts. There is uncertainty on the streets of Athens today, after debt-laden Greece finally activated financial aid from the EU and IMF . The fear for many is that access to the 45 billion euro package will be granted only if tougher austerity measures are imposed. Despite this, one man in the Greek capital said asking for help seemed like the only way out."I want to be positive that, with the participation of all Greeks, things will get better." "With the wage reductions, my income is going down," a woman added. "I am suffocating. My children are helping me make ends meet."

While not formally on the agenda, Greece was a hot topic at a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Washington. Rallying behind the bailout, they said they would not allow such debt problems to threaten the European or world economy. But outside, protesters supported a measure which divided ministers. Among their demands, demonstrators called for banks around the world to be hit with new taxes, to help pay for any future rescues of troubled financial firms.

23.04.2010. New anarchist comment at the debate at Phantis. Terrorist cache may yield even more clues. More unenlightened plutarchy? ADEDY-PAME demonstrations. Greece asks activation of EU support mechanism.

New anarchist comment at the debate at Phantis. IAT has the following reply to a couple of rightwing extremists' comments at http://www.phantis.com/cosmos/spip.php?article731 :

"Riots and terrorism are a ochlarchy, not anarchy, i.e. real democracy. Thus, Greece needs more, not less democracy, i.e. a higher libertarian degree, as in the anarchies of Norway and the Swiss Confederation, see http://www.anarchy.no/ija137.html .

Dictatorship means more ochlarchy - not less - and is no solution to Greece's problems.

Anarchists are not interested in long discussions with confused rightwing extremists, out of touch with the practical certain realities. We have our secrets and plans."

Kathimerini reports: Terrorist cache may yield even more clues. Police believe that the discovery of what appears to be Revolutionary Struggle's main hideout in Kypseli, near central Athens, earlier this week may also give authorities more information about another group, Sect of Revolutionaries, which claimed responsibility for the murder of a policeman last year. Sources said the date on which the fifth-floor apartment was rented could provide a link between the two groups. Revolutionary Struggle first appeared in 2003 and Sect of Revolutionaries carried out their first attack, on a police station in Korydallos, early in 2009. However, police believe the fact that the Kypseli property was rented in July 2008 may point to a falling out among members of Revolutionary Struggle with some splintering off to form Sect of Revolutionaries.

Officers are basing this theory on the fact that Revolutionary Struggle's arms and explosives were moved into the apartment more than a year after the group's previous attack, at a time when there was no indication that authorities were close to finding the cache. "Fourteen months had passed since their last hit and they had no reason to transfer their weapons to a new hideout unless they wanted to keep some of their members from getting their hands on them," an anti-terrorism squad officer who wished to remain anonymous told Kathimerini. This interpretation supports the theory that the Sect of Revolutionaries, which murdered a witness protection officer in Athens last summer, was formed by members of Revolutionary Struggle that wanted the group to be more active and more aggressive. Meanwhile, a 19-year-old woman, whose fingerprints were allegedly found at property where bombs were made by another group, the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, was arrested in central Athens yesterday, police said.

ERT reports: New arrest warrants in the next days. Five more arrest warrants are to be issued in the next days as Antiterrorist Agency continues investigations. Policemen are examining 4.000 pieces of evidence they have gathered from hide-outs and houses where they carried investigations while the three guns found in Kypseli hide-out had not been used in terrorist attacks. Evidence so far indicates that there are more weapons that have not been found yet. Police circles fear new terrorist attack from members of terrorist organizations that have not been arrested. Investigations continue in Kypseli while the region around 8 Aiginis St. remains cordoned off.

More unenlightened plutarchy? Gov't options dwindling. IMF reportedly seeking further austerity measures as workers take to the streets. Prime Minister George Papandreou chaired a gloomy Cabinet meeting yesterday, examining the debt-ridden government's dwindling options as visiting officials of the International Monetary Fund reportedly increased pressure for additional austerity measures and thousands of Greeks took to the streets. According to sources, Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou, who has been in back-to-back meetings with officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, told his peers that pressure was building on the government to herald new measures.

Papaconstantinou said the officials were expecting to see changes in labor relations. It is thought that these changes would lead to a reduction of salaries in the private sector, mirroring cuts that have already been introduced to the public sector. More unenlightened plutarchy? A general reduction of salaries in the private sector will probably reduce total demand even more, reduce the real income and GDP, and increase unemployment. This is not the right medicine for Greece, a spokesperson for WEC says to AIIS.

Opinion in the government is said to be divided about the prudence of more austerity. Several top-ranking members of the Cabinet including Agriculture Minister Katerina Batzeli, Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis and Defense Minister Evangelos Venizelos reportedly oppose more cuts. Batzeli and Venizelos, as well as Labor Minister Andreas Loverdos, Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis and Economy Minister Louka Katseli reportedly called for the immediate activation of the EU-IMF loans for Greece. Papaconstantinou, however, wants any additional measures to be agreed first before the rescue plan is activated, sources said. Anger at two waves of salary cuts and tax hikes and fears over the prospect of a new raft of measures brought thousands of protesters out onto the streets of Athens yesterday.

A strike by civil servants, whose union ADEDY wants the measures introduced so far to be revoked, shut down public services, schools and left hospitals operating on emergency staff. Members of the Communist Party-affiliated labor union PAME joined a second day of strike action with protesters blockading the port of Piraeus for a second day. Participation in yesterday's rallies did not exceed 10,000, smaller than some previous gatherings, but there are fears that anger is growing and that the introduction of additional measures will fuel unrest. ADEDY spokesman Ilias Iliopoulos warned that further demands by the IMF could trigger a "social explosion."

ERT reports: ADEDY-PAME demonstrations. Industrial mobilizations culminated on Thursday with two demonstrations , ADEDY at Klathmonos Sq. and PAME at Syntagma Sq. However some minor incidents occurred during ADEDY march. ADEDY reacts to cuts in holiday benefits and equalization of men-women retirement age. Grammar and high school teachers as well as university professors participated in ADEDY demonstration in protest against the Education Ministry draft-bill. Dock workers continued their strike for a second day despite court ruling declaring it illegal and abusive. There wer no sea services from Piraeus port on Thursday.

Sectors Staging Strikes. Hospital doctors started mobilizations on Wednesday in protest against 20% cut in budget for night shifts. Judicial clerks continue mobilizations in protest against governments' refusal to meet their demands. Workers in mill , construction , pharmaceutical and paper industries are also staging a 48-hour strike demanding recall of social security bill, and rises in unemployment benefit and rise in salaries.

Union Reactions. ADEDY president Sp. Papaspyrou in his speech said: "We do not negotiate the future of our children"and called on all workers to form a broad social resistance front. Mr. Papaspyrou asked for an end to lies about one-way roads in economic policy, block free fall of labour rights and return of whatever workers have lost. ADEDY president committed himself to continue mobilizations, speaking of alternative actions but with depth and content.

ANA-MPA reports: Greece asks activation of EU support mechanism. Prime minister George Papandreou on Friday announced that Greece is formally asking for activation of the EU support mechanism for the Greek economy. "The time has come for the decision the leaders of the European member countries to support Greece to give us the time that the markets are not giving us. It is a national and pressing need to formally ask of our EU partners the activation of the support mechanism that we jointly created, Papandreou said in a televised statement from the southeastern island of Kastelorizo, where he is on a visit. Papandreou added that he has instructed finance minister George Papaconstantinou to make the necessary actions.

The premier said that the revised figures of the true size of the Greek fiscal deficit for 2009 released on Thursday (by Eurostat) "reminded all of us of the unfathomable mistakes, omissions and criminal choices and the storm of problems legated to us by the previous government". "We all -- the present government and the Greek people -- inherited a boat ready to sink, a country without prestige and credibility that had lost the respect of even its friends and partners, an economy exposed to the mercy of doubt and the appetites of speculation," he said. From the very first day the PASOK government rolled up its sleeves and went to work to reverse this negative climate, set out a plan, took tough measures that many times hurt, but regained the country's credibility and created new alliances, Papandreou continued.

22.04.2010. Brown Cards to the Greek Police, suspected so called "anarchists" stealing gun if this hypothesis is confirmed, if so, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists and not anarchists, and Kathimerini. Strikes. Debt.

Kathimerini reports. Terrorist evidence being gathered. Police believe they have collected enough fingerprints and DNA evidence from the five hideouts used by Revolutionary Struggle to build a case against the six suspects already arrested. Sources said yesterday that officers have enough evidence to prove that the suspects had all visited the apartments and houses, some of which contained arms and explosives. Prime Minister George Papandreou said that the arrest of six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle was evidence that the public sector could work effectively and that the government was beginning to put the country  "in order." Papandreou made the comments after meeting with Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis and Police Chief Lefteris Economou.

"The police force had lost its way until a few months ago but now we are sorting things out and sending a message to everyone here and abroad," said the prime minister, who added that proving the country was safe was also important for Greece's economic growth. Meanwhile, police are investigating how an MP5 submachine gun that was stolen during a bank robbery in Thessaloniki in August 2004 ended up in the hands of Revolutionary Struggle. The gun, later used in an armed raid on a police station in Athens, was one of several weapons found in an apartment in Kypseli, in downtown Athens, on Monday night. Officers are looking into the possibility that a group of self-styled anarchists in the northern port city stole the gun and then passed it onto the terrorist group. Police want to find out if there is any link between the August 2004 incident and another bank raid in the city in July 2006 when another gun was stolen. That firearm ended being used by the gang that kidnapped industrialist Giorgos Mylonas.

The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to the Greek Police, suspected so called "self styled anarchists" stealing a gun if this hypothesis is confirmed, if so, they are in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists and not anarchists, and Kathimerini, according to the Oslo Convention.

Let us assume that the police's hypothesis about the stealing of the gun is correct. Then, the so called "self-styled anarchists", stealing the gun, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. They are not self-styled, but styled by Orwellian Big Brother lie-machines as Kathimerini, outdated dictionaries, etc. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Kathimerini and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Kathimerini gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "self-styled anarchists", stealing a gun, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. They also get Brown Cards from IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. These Brown Cards mean the marxist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists", the so called "self-styled anarchists", are expulsed from the anarchist movement. Stealing of guns is ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn stealing of guns, and theft in general, and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "self-styled anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

The IAT-APT however very much doubts the Greek police's hypothesis about so called "self styled anarchists" stealing a gun and handing it over to the marxist terrorist group Revolutionary Struggle, is correct. It sounds more like a smear-campaign against anarchists in Greece from rightwing extremists in the police, and a false attempt to connect anarchists to terrorism.

P.S. Theft including robbery and similar, is in itself a capitalist tendency, but the profit motive and capitalism are not the significant in such cases, anti-capitalism and socialism are the dominant tendency.

ANA-MPA reports. Ballistics examination concluded. The first stage of the ballistics examination of firearms found in a Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group safehouse in the central Athens district of Kypseli earlier in the week was completed late Wednesday night, police said. Three guns -- two Yugoslav-made Zastava 9mm pistols and a Browning 22mm pistol of unknown origin -- have not been used in terrorist attacks, the ballistics report showed, while the investigation is continuing to find whether the three pistols have been used in common crimes.

Strike action set to peak today. The latest wave of strike action against the government's austerity measures is set to peak today as civil servants join a 24-hour strike called by their union ADEDY with thousands expected to take to the streets. Once again government services, tax offices and schools will remain closed. Hospitals will be operating on emergency staff for a second day as doctors join the action. There are no anticipated disruptions to public transport services. But motorists are advised to steer clear of central Athens due to two scheduled protest rallies – by ADEDY at 11 a.m. in Klafthmonos Square and another being organized by the Communist-affiliated labor union PAME at noon in Syntagma Square. Hundreds of PAME members yesterday launched the union's 48-hour strike with a demonstration at the port of Piraeus, preventing passenger ferries destined for the Cycladic Islands from setting sail.

PAME and ADEDY are both protesting tax reforms voted through Parliament last week and are opposed to imminent pension reforms that will see the average retirement age rise by several years. "It shouldn't be the workers who pay for the crisis but those who have the money," ADEDY said in a statement. A chief concern of PAME, and other labor unions, is that the government's austerity program will lead to job losses. Hotel employees blocked the entrances to three major hotels in central Athens yesterday, calling for job security. Meanwhile in Piraeus, unionists expressed skepticism after Prime Minister George Papandreou announced, following talks with representatives of the tourism sector, that cabotage rules would be lifted. The measures would allow non-EU-flagged vessels to moor at Greek ports, opening up the market to thousands of tourists. Labor unionists said opening up ports to foreign vessels would pose a threat to Greek dock workers' jobs.

ERT reports: 48-hour industrial mobilizations. Two-days industrial mobilizations begin on Wednesday in protest against reforms in social security system and labour relations. Staging 2-day strikes are PAME, the federation of hospital doctors, judicial clerks and the union of Greek actors. ADEDY with the participation of teachers and state hospital employees are stating a 24-hour strike on Thursday in protest against cuts in salaries and bonuses and equal retirement age for men and women. Piraeus Court has ruled dock workers 48-hour strike as illegal and abusive, but PAME supporters create problems to ship set to sail from Piraeus port.

Reactions against new social security bill. Workers in mill, construction, pharmaceutical and paper industries are also staging a 48-hour strike demanding recall of social security bill, and rises in unemployment benefit and rise in salaries. Hospital doctors started mobilizations in protest against 20% cut in budget for night shifts. Students supporting leftists movements gathered in the city center and marched to the Parliament at noon, on Wednesday.

Unrest at Piraeus port. Morning sea services to Argosaronikos islands were cancelled as well as "Blue Star Ithaki" and "Blue Star Paros" services to Cyclades although the 48-hour dock workers strike was ruled illegal and abusive. Members of two dock workers unions, which support GCP, blocked the ships from early morning preventing sailing in the mid of strong passenger complaints who wanted to travel. Some 300 PAME members are in Piraeus port protesting against social security reforms and the government's measures for recovery and said that they would not allow any ship to sail off during GSEE and ADEDY mobilizations. The IWW and anarchists in general support the industrial mobilizations.

Reuters reports: Greece deficit worse than feared, markets tumble. Greece's budget gap last year was worse than feared, the European Union's statistics office revealed on Thursday, triggering a fresh slide of asset prices in Greece and other debt-choked European countries.

The news hurt financial markets' waning hopes for Greece to bring its swelling national debt under control, and increased pressure on Athens to seek billions of euros of emergency loans from the EU and the International Monetary Fund. "It looks like a terrible situation just got worse," said Nick Kounis, economist at Fortis. The budget figures were announced as tens of thousands of Greek nurses, teachers and other public workers staged a one-day strike to protest against the government's austerity measures. They demanded that Athens reject any pressure for further spending cuts in crisis talks that it launched this week with the EU and the IMF.

The Greek government posted a budget deficit of 32.34 billion euros or 13.6 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, not the 12.7 percent which it had reported earlier, Eurostat said in a review of countries' deficits throughout the region. It added that the Greek deficit might be revised again, by between 0.3 and 0.5 percentage points of GDP, because of uncertainty about the quality of Greece's data and accounting procedures. In a brief statement, the Greek Finance Ministry insisted the new numbers would not change its intention to shrink the deficit by four percentage points this year. It said measures already taken would be enough to cut the deficit by six points.

Backing away. But both Athens and EU officials appeared to be backing away from a previously announced target for Greece to slash the deficit to 8.7 percent of GDP this year. "The target for 2010 is a four percentage point reduction of the deficit. We did not refer to the starting point or the arrival figure, only the reduction effort," European Commission spokesman Amadeu Altafaj said in Brussels. "Greece is on track to meet the target for 2010; that is what counts." Some revision to the 2009 budget gap had been expected, and several analysts said Athens might still succeed in cutting its deficit sharply this year.

But the financial markets were worried by the revision because inaccuracies in Greek data -- some of them apparently deliberate and politically motivated -- have fueled its debt crisis by angering investors and Greece's EU partners. Last October, the incoming socialist government said Greece's 2009 budget deficit would be twice as big as a previous estimates -- and four times the EU ceiling. "What concerns me is the general uncertainty about the Greek official figures. This affects market perception about Greece ...that one can't rely on the Greek statistics and that the deficit is revised up and up and up," Giada Giani, economist at Citigroup, said on Thursday. The Greek Finance Ministry attributed the latest revision to a deep recession, which reduced GDP more than expected, and a reassessment of the financial accounts of pension funds.

Markets. In response to the deficit news, Greece's two-year government bond yield soared to 9.81 percent, from 8.26 percent on Tuesday and just 1.38 percent before the crisis last November. The 10-year bond yield also jumped but by a smaller amount to 8.79 percent, increasing the inversion of the Greek yield curve -- a classic sign that investors fear Greece may have trouble servicing its debt. The cost of insuring five-year Greek government debt against a default shot up to the highest level in Europe, surpassing Ukraine. Greek credit default swaps hit 565 basis points, or 565,000 euros per 10 million of bonds, against 485 on Wednesday. Investors fear other weak euro zone states could become the next "dominos" if Greece defaults; bond yields and CDS for Spain, Portugal and Ireland rose on Thursday. The euro fell back near 10-month lows against the dollar, as investors worried about the long-term cohesion of the euro zone.

Greece will need to refinance 8.5 billion euros of bonds maturing on May 19, and the markets think it will almost certainly have to apply for a 40-45 billion euro aid package from euro zone states and the IMF -- though the German public's opposition to helping Greece could delay the disbursal of funds. Austrian Finance Minister Josef Proell said Athens was apparently unwilling to accept conditions that would be attached to the aid, and was therefore hesitating about applying for funds. But he added that "the time for action is now." "The Greeks must put their cards on the table now and say how much exactly (they need) and when," Proell told Austrian broadcaster ORF. "The unenlightened plutarchy continues and is becoming worse," WEC repeats.

21.04.2010. More about marxist terrorist group's weapons cache. Ballistics report on safehouse arms. Strikes and demonstrations. Unemployment at 11.3%.

More about marxist terrorist group's weapons cache. Katimerini reports: Police link rocket launcher, submachine gun to Revolutionary Struggle; bank raids thought to have funded hits. Police forensic staff yesterday were examining large quantities of guns and explosives confiscated from a fifth-floor apartment in the district of Kypseli, near central Athens, that was raided by counterterrorism officers on Monday night and is believed to have operated as the central weapons cache of Revolutionary Struggle. Among the weapons seized by officers was an RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launcher believed to have been used in January 2007 in a bloodless attack on the US Embassy in Athens.

Another weapon removed from the apartment – an MP5 submachine gun – bears the same serial number as the gun stolen from a guard during a raid on a Thessaloniki bank in August 2004, police said. This contradicts the police's original theory that a submachine gun used in an armed attack on a police station in Nea Ionia in April 2007 was the weapon stolen from a guard outside the home of a former supreme court president earlier that month. Police sources said yesterday that this development also consolidates their suspicions that Revolutionary Struggle had funded its attacks from the proceeds of bank robberies. The discovery of 119,000 euros in cash in the trunk of a car belonging to Constantinos Gournas, one of six suspected members of the terror group currently in custody, had fueled this theory.

In addition to the grenade launcher and the submachine gun, police confiscated several hand grenades and pistols as well as dynamite and other explosives from the apartment on Aiginis Street. Emptying the apartment took several hours as police first had to evacuate residents, who were put up in a hotel overnight, and to check that the cache was not booby-trapped. According to sources, police traced the arms cache using one of three forged identity cards used by Gournas. The name on the forged card, Anastassios Grivocostopoulos, had been used by Gournas to rent the Aiginis Street apartment. Forensic experts yesterday examined other weapons for DNA evidence that might match the six suspects in custody or lead to new suspects.

Ballistics report on safehouse arms. ANA-MPA reports: A ballistics study has conclusively linked three firearms found in a Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group safehouse in the central Athens district of Kypseli earlier in the week to several terrorist attacks by the group, police announced late Tuesday night. According to police, the two Kalshnikovs and MP5 machine gun had been used in the attacks against a riot police (MAT) bus in the Athens district of Goudi on December 23, 2008 and also in the January 5, 2009, attack outside the Culture Ministry in Exarhia in which a riot police officer was seriously wounded. Moreover, the MP5 had been used in the attack against the Nea Ionia police station on April 30, 2007.

Kiosk protest brief but noticeable. Some 40,000 kiosks around the country did not open for business yesterday. The kiosk owners held a 24-hour strike to protest changes in the tobacco tax which, they say, threaten their livelihoods. Kiosks are also among the businesses that have to issue receipts as part of new tax rules. The protest was not supported by the IWW.

Next wave of strike action. State hospitals will be operating on emergency staff today as doctors launch a new wave of protests at the government's austerity measures with a 48-hour strike. Proceedings at the country's courts will be disrupted too as staff walk off the job for two days. The Communist-affiliated labor union PAME also starts a 48-hour strike today. The serious disruptions will begin tomorrow though, when hundreds of thousands of civil servants are expected to stay home as their union ADEDY stages the latest in a series of 24-hour strikes in protests at salary cuts and tax increases introduced over the past few months as well as a tax law voted through Parliament last week. Government offices and schools will remain closed as will tax offices and state banks. The union has called a protest rally, due to begin at 11 a.m. in Klafthmonos Square. The rally is expected to cause congestion in central Athens, although strike action is not expected to affect public transport. The IWW mainly backs these strikes and calls for protests without ochlarchy.

Farming cuts. The government plans to reduce the 15.5 million euros it spends on the wages of employees at 55 nationwide centers that promote rural development and the state-run Agrogi SA company, which is responsible for improving agricultural productivity, by shutting all of them down. In a decision signed yesterday by Agricultural Development Minister Katerina Batzeli, some 700 employees will be moved to other parts of the public sector and their wages adjusted accordingly.

Cleaning drive. The capital's municipal street-cleaning department has taken delivery of 303 new vehicles to be used in a drive to clean up the city center, Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis said yesterday. Kaklamanis highlighted the large number of homeless migrants, burgeoning illegal street trade, illegal billboards and frequent public protests as the key reasons for squalid conditions in many parts of central Athens.

Landfill appeal. The Environment and Interior ministries yesterday sent a joint letter to regional and local authorities, asking them to shut down all illegal landfills and replace them with sanitary waste-processing units by July 16.

Explosives haul. Police in Halkidiki, northern Greece, yesterday detained a 45-year-old man after confiscating nearly 400 grams of dynamite from his home in the small town of Sykia. Officers also confiscated 32 cannabis plants from the suspect's home.

Unemployment at 11.3%. The unemployment rate in January 2010 rose to 11.3% compared to 9,4% in January 2009 and 10.2% in December 2009, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). "The unenlightened plutarchy continues and is becoming worse," says WEC.

20.04.2010. Brown Card to Associated Press. The discussion about anarchists vs ochlarchists including terrorists at Phantis continues, a person calling himself "George Orwell" hits on a rightwing extremist.

A person calling himself "George Orwell" hits on a comment by the rightwing extremist Dion F. at the mentioned debate at Phantis:

"Dion,

You've been coming here and you either want to provoke or demonstrate your idiotic approach to serious issues. You've made your point: the salvation of Greece is a dictatorship that pursues ultra-nationalist goals. We heard you. Now just leave. You're not adding value to the conversation.

Unfortunately, it's people like you (and those you support) that have inflicted the greatest damage to Greece over the years. But, in predictable fashion, all simpletons are only interested in a selective use of history to justify their views that suit them."

We doubt the real George Orwell if he was still alive would have used an invective as "idiotic", but besides this, it is a nice supplement to the IAT's reply to the comment by the rightwing extremist Dion F..

As mentioned the debate at Phantis is moderated by the Phantis-editors, and this takes time. The IAT's post Monday, the reply to the rightwing extremist Dion F., see the report of 19.04.2010, was not published before Tuesday at Phantis. The IAT-APT has not posted any new comment today, but is well represented in the debate with 10 out of 21 comments per this evening.

Brown Card to Associated Press, that 19.10.2010 reports: "The surge in far-left and radical anarchist violence followed the police shooting of a teenager in December 2008, which triggered riots in Greece's largest cities". Associated Press gets a Brown Card for falsely calling violent ochlarchists "radical anarchists", and thus breaking the Oslo Convention. AP also is insulting anarchists in general, because anarchists at large are radical, but not ochlarchists, including terrorists and rioters, etc.

ANA-MPA reports: Terror group arms cache found. Weapons and explosives have been found in a safehouse of the "Revolutionary Struggle" group in the Athens district of Kypseli. According to police sources, it is the group's main safehouse and the greatest part of weapons, if not all, has been found. Due to the materials found in the apartment, the police were evacuating the tenants from the apartment building as a precaution, until the materials are removed.

Terrorist suspects freed. Four people arrested last week over suspected links to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire urban guerrilla group, after a police raid on an apartment in southern Athens turned up explosives, received conditional release yesterday following their testimonies to an investigating magistrate. The three young men reportedly claimed that the firecrackers found in the home of the fourth suspect – the mother of one of three – had been destined for use at soccer games.

Air-traffic controllers suspend strike for Thursday, Friday. The union representing the country’s air-traffic controllers yesterday called off a 48-hour strike it had called for Thursday and Friday to avoid aggravating flight disruptions provoked by a cloud of volcanic ash hanging over much of Europe. The union, which had called the action to protest austerity measures introduced by the debt-ridden government, said it would hold its strike at a later date without providing any details about when this might be.

Strikes. Owners protest tobacco tax. Street kiosks will be closed today as the union representing kiosk owners stages a 24-hour strike in protest at the government's decision to raise tobacco duties. The reform was voted through Parliament last week along with dozens of other provisions in a new tax law. The kiosk owners claim that the new tax reduces their profit margins. The IWW does not support this strike.

Judicial workers will go out on a 48-hour strike as of Wednesday. ADEDY (Civil Servants' Confederation) has scheduled a nationwide strike for Thursday, while PAME (All Militants' Front) has called for a 48-hour strike for Wednesday and Thursday. University and school teachers' associations are also considering going out on a strike. The IWW and anarchists in general support these strikes.

19.04.2010. Still discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. New terror finds examined. Hidden explosives discovered.

As mentioned the debate at Phantis is moderated by the Phantis-editors, and this takes time, and they can of course also stop publishing a comment. The IAT's last post Sunday, a reply to the rightwing extremist Sotiris, see the report of 18.04.2010, was not published before Monday at Phantis.

The discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Phantis continues, see http://www.phantis.com/cosmos/spip.php?article731 , and our reports of 15.04.2010, 16.04.2010, 17.04.2010 and 18.04.2010. IAT-APT's comment to the rightwing extremist Dion F.'s note, posted late on Monday, is the following:

"The anarchists see Greece as a stable democracy, although more of a semi-democracy and not real-democracy, i.e. anarchy, yet, see http://www.anarchy.no/realdemocracy.html . But the tendency is slowly going our way.

Rightwing extremists, that use invectives instead of real arguments, say, Sotiris: "the opinions of the IAT-APT are invalid and naive.", and Dion F.: "foolish movements like yours", will never get a critical mass of people to support their rightwing extremist ideas, dictatorship, etc.

The Greek and international anarchist movement will never "be desolved by law", as Dion F. suggests."

ERT reports: New terror finds examined. The evidence collected from the hideout located in Kareas district last Saturday are being examined by the anti-terror squad. The evidence, including several fingerprints, is plenty, while police is sorting out the DNA samples taken from the houses searched so far. The 180 kilos of the explosive material found in the hideout of the guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle were taken to police's offices in Elliniko district. The garage was leased in November 2007 to the name "Dimosthenis Mandalozis," a name used by arrestee Konstantinos Gournas. The explosive material is similar to the one used in two hits of the guerrilla group

Kathimerini reports: Hidden explosives discovered. Police seize significant amount of ANFO from garage in Athens suburb rented by Revolutionary Struggle suspect. Police have found what appears to be one of Revolutionary Struggle's main storage facilities after seizing 195 kilograms of a powerful explosive in a garage in eastern Athens. Spokesman Athanassios Kokkalakis revealed yesterday that police raided a garage underneath a five-story apartment block in the Kareas suburb after discovering it had been rented by a man claiming to be Dimosthenis Mandalozis – one of the aliases used by Constantinos Gournas, one of the six suspected members of the terrorist group arrested last Sunday. Police identified the explosive as being a mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO), which is a common explosive used in mining and quarrying.

"It is quite a big quantity," Kokkalakis told Reuters. "It could have brought down a six-story apartment block." ANFO first came to the police's attention in February 2009 when a car containing 60 kilos of the explosive was left outside Citibank's offices in Nea Kifissia. The device failed to explode, probably due to faulty wiring. Tests at the time revealed that the substance had been made by the terrorists and did not come from an industrial source. Police confirmed yesterday that the ANFO they found in the garage in Kareas had also been prepared by the terrorists and had not been stolen.

There were also three high-powered motorcycles in the garage and officers found several license plates, which the terrorists presumably used to avoid detection. Officers did not say whether any of the motorbikes were connected to specific strikes by Revolutionary Struggle. Police also asked anyone who had information about other properties rented under the alias of Dimosthenis Mandalozis or Anastasios Grivokostopoulos to come forward. Kokkalakis said that the home in which Revolutionary Struggle's alleged mastermind Nikos Maziotis and fellow suspect Panayiota Roupa had been living was also rented using a forged identification card.

Car bomb. Police believe that an explosion in Metaxourgeio, central Athens, early on Saturday was an attempt to settle scores. The bomb exploded as a sports utility vehicle drove through the neighborhood. The man and woman in the car, both Albanians, were not injured. The man indicated that the explosion occurred as he drove over a plastic bag but police found that the device had actually been attached to the car. The windows of a cafe and a veterinarian's office shattered during the blast but there were no injuries.

18.04.2010. Even more discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. Police update on terror safehouse finds.

The debate at Phantis is moderated by the Phantis-editors, and this takes time, and they can of course also stop publishing a comment. Furthermore the space is very limited in each post, so you must often use more than one post to get the message through. The IAT's last post Saturday, see the report of 17.04.2010, was not published before Sunday at Phantis.

The discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Phantis continues, see http://www.phantis.com/cosmos/spip.php?article731 , and our reports of 15.04.2010, 16.04.2010 and 17.04.2010. Comments from IAT-APT to the second comment of George Picoulas:

"Anarchist are in general, unless special cases, not pacifists, but the only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, a bottom up approach. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, a top down approach, and thus not anarchistic. Terrorism is always ochlarchy, and a top down approach, not anarchistic.

Loss of dignity is thus not a valid excuse for war and terrorism, killing, as the two extremist, ochlarchist, non-anarchist women suggest, in Mottas' article."

"Anarchy is not lawlessness.

Chaos, disorder, mob rule (narrowly defined), lawlessness, the law of the jungle, criminality, riots, vandalism, arson, theft, corruption, drugs, mafia, terrorism, autocratic rule, the right to the strongest, antisocial tyrannic behavior, etc. i.e. different types of superiors and subordinates, a top - down approach, and thus not anarchy - a bottom up approach. The Greek rooted word for mob rule is ochlarchy.

Ochlarchy is also used as a common word for all the authoritarian evils mentioned above i.e. mob rule broadly defined. Ochlarchy is clearly authoritarian, a top down approach - the opposite of anarchy, a bottom up approach - optimal order included. Thus, anarchists have no problems with following laws, see http://www.anarchy.no/anrights.html for more information."

And IAT-APT's comment to the rightwing extremist Sotiris' note:

"The opinions of the IAT-APT are not invalid and not naive. We don't spread fear and pessimism, but promote anarchism and anarchy, i.e. real democracy, see http://www.anarchy.no/realdemocracy.html .

Furthermore, the PEOPLE, i.e. seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, is mainly not responsible for Greece's problems.

These problems should however not be exaggerated, Greece is among the 25 countries in the world with highest libertarian degree, very far from as authoritarian as, say, Somalia, a country with rivaling oligarchy/polyarchy and much ochlarchy, very far from anarchy."

ANA-MPA reports: Police update on terror safehouse finds. In an update on the explosives discovered inside a safehouse used by the terrorist group "Revolutionary Struggle" in Kareas, the Greek Police on Sunday announced further details regarding the composition of the substances found, based on the findings of police laboratories. The announcement said that the solid substances in the three gas canisters were derived from agricultural fertiliser composed mainly of ammonium nitrate, impregnated with lamp oil.

The substance in the two metallic cans were also made of agricultural fertiliser composed mainly of ammonium nitrate, with fuel oil added. Police said the substance thus formed was similar to the explosive ANFO and not a standardised factory product. "A similar type explosive with that found in the gas canisters (ammonium nitrate with lamp oil) was found in the makeshift time bomb that was neutralised on 18 February 2009, in a car parked outside the building housing the Citibank administrative services in Nea Kifissia," police said. The substance found in the plastic bin liner was mainly agricultural fertiliser with ammonium nitrate as its main component.

17.04.2010. Continued discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. Police find terror group's safehouse. Strikes.

The discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Phantis continues, see http://www.phantis.com/cosmos/spip.php?article731 , and our reports of 15.04.2010 and 16.04.2010. Comments from IAT-APT, to a comment from Nicolas Mottas:

"Anarchists have a whole variety of viewpoints. However as far as the IAT knows, anarchists at large today agree to the following basic principles:

1. People doing ochlarchy - mob rule broadly defined, including terrorism, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs are clearly authoritarian - a top down approach, and not anarchistic and anarchists - that have a bottom up approach.

2. Terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including logistics, threats of terrorism and calls and support for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy,

3. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are, or flag, or be called by the newsmedia or others!

4. Thus anarchists are practically certain not terrorists. And terrorists calling themselves anarchists or be called so by newsmedia or others are practically certain not anarchists. They are ochlarchists - the opposite of anarchists!"

"The article of Nicolas Mottas is somewhat unclear, and opens for different interpretations, of which the IAT-APT has a valid one. The comment by Mottas clearifies some points, but does not rebuff the main points of IAT-APT, see http://www.anarchy.no/greek.html .

For more information about the mandate and tasks of the IAT, se the IAT-homepage http://www.anarchy.no/iat.html with links."

Comments from IAT-APT, to a comment by George Picoulas:

"To mix up opposites as a) anarchy and ochlarchy and b) anarchists with ochlarchists/ochlarchs, as outdated dictionaries, newsmedia including Phantis, and mislead youths often do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak.

It should be stopped and the IAT is mandated to expuls ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists" from the anarchist movement, by giving them Brown Cards.

Greek ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists" have been expulsed from the anarchist movement, more than usual in other countries. The Greek newsmedia produce copycat ochlarchists falsely posing as anarchists, by giving these false "anarchists" a lot of publisity. But also in Greece the vast majority are real anarchists but they are not so big in the newsmedia."

"Ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists" throw shit on the anarchist policy of freedom etc. and the anarchist movement and IAT work actively to expuls, isolate, and stop them. Anti-capitalist ochlarchists are authoritarian socialists, i.e. in reality marxist leftwing extremists, and not anarchists. The anarchist movement work actively against marxist leftwing extremists, especially they who try to profit on the anarchist policy of freedom etc.

The anarchist movement is not only against ochlarchy, but also monarchy, oligarchy, polyarchy, plutarchy, matriarchy, patriarchy, hierarchy, etc, i.e. in real terms, economic and/or political/administrative. All forms of archies should be done away with, practically toward ideally, and should be replaced with anarchy, i.e. "system and management without ruler(s), i.e. co-operation without repression, tyranny and slavery". In short an-arch-y = (an = without - arch = ruler(s)) - y = system and management, as, say, in monarch-y."

ANA-MPA reports: Police find terror group's safehouse. The Greek police counter-terrorism squad on Saturday announced the discovery of an apartment and a basement garage used by the terrorist group 'Revolutionary Struggle' in Athens' Kareas district. Police sources said the apartment was found on Saturday afternoon and contained a cache of gas canisters laced with the explosive ANFO, while stolen motorbikes were stored in the garage. Investigating officers believe the apartment was used as an intermediate safehouse. It had been rented two years earlier by one of the people arrested as suspected members of the group, using a fake ID found in a car that was located in Nea Philadelphia two days ago. Further announcements concerning the find are due to be made later on Saturday at the headquarters of the Greek Police (ELAS).

ERT reports: Anti-terror probe continues. The anti-terrorist squad is waiting for the forensic results on suspects believed to be involved in the guerrilla group Revolutionary Army. In the meantime, police is still searching for the group's hideout and weaponry. Another two suspected members of the guerrilla group, Christoforos Kortesis and Evangelos Stathopoulos, were detained Friday after their depositions before the magistrate. Stathopoulos blamed his being implication in the case to his political activities, arguing that he had been unable to move for large periods of time due to serious car crashes he had, while Kortesis just made a typical statement.

Kathimerini reports: All six terrorist suspects held for trial. The final two of the six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle arrested on Sunday were remanded in custody yesterday, as the police gathered more information about how the terrorist group rented apartments in Athens they used as safe houses. A magistrate decided that authorities had gathered enough evidence to warrant Evangelos Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis being held in custody. Stathopoulos denied playing any part in the organization and argued that an injury suffered in a car crash several years ago had left him with serious health problems. He added that between 2000 and 2007 he had to appear at his local police station twice a month after being released on bail following a conviction for another offense. Stathopoulos claimed that he was being persecuted for his political beliefs. Kortesis's lawyers argued that the charges against him were not specific enough for him to answer. They said that this confirmed there was no evidence to link him to the terrorist group, which had been active since 2003. The magistrate rejected both arguments.

Meanwhile, police confirmed that the gang used forged identification cards, found in the car of another suspect, Constantinos Gournas, to rent two apartments in Kypseli, near central Athens. The fifth-story apartments were next to each other. Police only found balaclavas, handcuffs and gloves in one of the apartments. The other property had been emptied four to six months ago, officers believe. They think the gang rented the second apartment so they would not have to worry about neighbors becoming suspicious of their activities. Police continued to search for a property where the group may have hidden their arms and explosives.

Teachers' strikes. The executive committee of the Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OLME) yesterday called a 24-hour strike for May 4 and confirmed that its members would be participating in next Thursday's 24-hour strike by the main civil servants' union ADEDY. The committee also proposed further strike action as of May 14, the first day of university entrance examinations for senior high school pupils. Unionists said they had failed to find common ground in talks with Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou on Thursday. The IWW and anarchists in general back the strikes.

Meanwhile: Greece will decide within weeks on whether to activate an Euro-zone aid package, Prime Minister George Papandreou said, as a poll showed austerity measures had begun hitting Athenians' pocket books....

16.04.2010. Discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Greek news-site Phantis. Terrorists' data found, etc.

The discussion about anarchism and anarchists vs ochlarchy and ochlarchists including terrorists at Phantis continues, see http://www.phantis.com/cosmos/spip.php?article731 , and our report of 15.04.2010. A comment from IAT-APT, to Jim Adams:

"The terrorists in Greek, except for a few rightwing terrorists, are marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, the quite opposite of anarchists, as proven beyond doubt at http://www.anarchy.no/greek.html . You cannot have read this file properly, since you still insist that there are anarchist terrorists in Greece.

There are many anarchists in Greece, but anarchists are practically certain not ochlarchists, including terrorists.

By the way, the IAT-APT-staff are not ignorant, and have jobs."

Kathimerini reports: Terrorists' data found. Police discover bomb manual and hit list on Revolutionary Struggle's computer. Police believe that they have found the main computer used by Revolutionary Struggle to plan its terrorist attacks. A search on a car parked in Nea Philadelphia, northern Athens, turned up two Zastava handguns that do not appear to have been used in any attack, 119,000 euros in cash and a computer. Officers are most interested in the information they discovered on the computer's hard drive. This included all of Revolutionary Struggle's proclamations, including that issued after their first attack in 2003, information on making explosives and a list of possible targets, including politicians, businessmen and journalists. Next to each potential target, there was detailed information about their security arrangements, including the number of guards they have and what kind of protection their vehicles have against bullets or bombs. There was also a list of companies that use explosives in their business.

The vehicle belongs to 30-year-old Constantinos Gournas, one of the six people who have been arrested on suspicion of being members of Revolutionary Struggle. Gournas appeared before a judge yesterday and, like the group's alleged mastermind Nikos Maziotis, refused to recognize the court and suggested that the "real terrorists" were the policemen who arrested him. He also claimed that officers had beaten him and threatened the lives of his children to extract information from him. The other two suspects arrested on Sunday, Christoforos Kortesis and Evangelos Stathopoulos, are due appear in court today.

Meanwhile, an Athens prosecutor yesterday deemed that there was not enough evidence to charge three men and the mother of one of them with terrorism offenses. The four suspects were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, which has carried out several bomb attacks. The prosecutor referred the case to a magistrate after rejecting the police's claim that the suspects' possession of 25 large firecrackers was evidence of their involvement in the terrorist group. Officers insist the firecrackers are vital in the construction of explosive devices. Also, one of the suspected members of the group, Manolis Giospas, who had been in custody since last year, was released yesterday pending trial.

ANA-MPA reports: Police finds on terrorist group. A car whose luggage compartment contained weapons, hard electronic computer discs, forged identity cards and many thousands of euros in cash, as well as two apartments that were possibly safehouses of the terrorist organisation "Revolutionary Struggle" are the new findings of the Greek police in investigations being carried out on the specific case. Police chief Eleftherios Economou made relevant announcements on the findings on Thursday evening, beginning his briefing by referring to the vehicle found and which belongs to one of the defendants.

ERT reports: Two terror suspects referred to magistrate. Two suspected members of guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle Christoforos Kortesis and Evangelos Stathopoulos were referred Friday to the magistrate. In the meantime, police are still searching door to door to track down the group's hideout. All evidence collected from Konstantinos Gournas' car is being examined at forensic labs.

Politicians, businessmen and journalists targeted. High-profile politicians, businessmen and journalists had been targeted by the terrorists, evidence collected from Gournas' car suggested. Among the evidence were notes including information on their targets' residence and place of work. Inside the car, which has been termed as a "movable hideout", some 120,000 euros was found. It is believed that the money probably came from burglaries. The two guns found in the car have never been used in a previous act of terror, while the five hard discs are still being examined.

Channel sit-in. A group of anti-establishment protesters late on Wednesday occupied Creta Television's premises in Iraklio, Crete, complaining about the arrest of six suspected members of the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group and the government's austerity measures. They burst into the studio during a news bulletin. There were no arrests as the protesters left the premises peacefully. The protesters were practically certain marxist leftwing extremists, says IAT-APT. The anarchists condemn the protest, and also condemn support for terrorists in general.

Father of dead Afghan boy to set up charity. The father of a 15-year-old Afghan boy, killed in an explosion at the end of last month after unwittingly picking up a bomb planted by unknown terrorists, is planning to set up a charity foundation for child victims of violence. In a letter to the Greek office of the United Nations refugee agency, Mohammed Isa Najafi said the pain of losing his son was the culmination of a string of trials and tribulations for him and his family. "In the midst of all this disappointment and sadness, the dirty hands of terrorism appeared before me, as they had done in my homeland," he said. Najafi, whose 11-year-old daughter was partially blinded in the same blast, said he wanted to set up a foundation in the name of his son Hamidullah for "child victims of violence." He said he had founded a similar school for children in Afghanistan. Donations to Najafi's family can be made to National Bank, account number 129/341635-64.

Teachers to protest reform. Teachers yesterday threatened strike action after failing to find common ground in talks with Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, who earlier this week heralded a raft of proposed reforms ranging from changes to the way that teachers are hired to the abolition of a law setting a minimal grade for university entrance. The Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OLME), which is calling for full-time jobs to be granted to substitute teachers and their unemployed counterparts, is planning a 48-hour strike on May 5 and 6.

The union's leader, Dimitris Peppes, said the union is also considering further action later in May and June, which would seriously disrupt scheduled exams. Meanwhile, representatives of the Primary School Teachers' Federation (DOE) told Diamantopoulou that they object to her proposed changes to the appointment of schoolteachers who henceforth can only be hired after sitting exams set by the Supreme Council for Personnel Selection (ASEP). DOE president Dimitris Bratis said his members would strike if the changes are implemented.

15.04.2010. Brown Cards to Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, etc., for falsely calling the terrorist Lambros Fountas and terrorists in general, "anarchists".

Phantis, by Nicolas Mottas 14.04.2010 reports: Greece: the deeper source of anti-authoritarian terrorism. It's night in a central Athens' bar. I'm having a conversation with two women – students in their 20s – members of anti-authoritarian anarchist groups of Exarhia. Our discussion leads to the issue of Terrorism in Greece; the aftermath of the 2008 riots, the emergence of new urban guerrilla groups, the death of anarchist Lambros Fountas in a gunfight. "The state and the batsoi (police) get what they deserve" said one of the women while the other added, "This State kills you every day, condemning people to unemployment and poverty. When they take your dignity you have to react!" When I reminded them that this kind of reaction may include innocent victims, like Thanos Axarlian in 1992, their response astonished; "Well, in every war there are always collateral damages. This is a war."

I was thinking about their response while watching the news coverage of the tragic death of 15-year-old Hammidulah Najafi in Patissia, who lost his life when a bomb exploded outside a public building. Why do some young and educated people refuse to condemn anti-state terrorist attacks? What's the source of this deep-rooted enmity against the state, the police and authority in general? After the dissolution of November 17 and ELA terrorist groups, a new kind of urban guerrilla terrorist group has emerged. Its ideological motives, contrary to their predecessors, are nebulous but they seem determined to vent their vendetta against the state. Since 2007 a police guard has been murdered, two officers have been seriously wounded, at least five police departments have been attacked while numerous buildings including public services, banks or companies – in the capital have been targets of explosive devices.

Hundreds of articles and essays have been written about terrorism in Greece. However, we are still searching for the roots of this evil. This new generation of terrorists is clearly angry and ruthless. They are products of modern Greek society; they weren't born terrorists, they became that. But apart from ideologies, the reason they take up arms is rooted in an ongoing social political and institutional crisis faced by Greece. Since restoration of Democracy in 1974, the Greek State has become a caricature of a modern welfare state despite periodic attempts at reform. The continuous corruption and scandals within the political system along with the exasperating inefficiencies in public services' has led to the diminution of faith in the state as a whole.

Young people read and hear about financial scandals involving ministers, but in the end nobody with power and influence goes to jail. That partly explains why young people detest the state and its mechanisms; an enmity which in times of economic crisis may be expressed through violence and antisocial behaviour. The 2008 riots provide evidence of how fragile relations really are between society and the state. What's the point? It is of utmost importance to find the roots of terrorism and violence and to locate the source which feeds them.

For those who don't want to turn a blind eye to reality, the absence of a truly modern welfare state and the lack of a proper educational system are responsible for the disaffection felt by young people. The passage of draconian laws on terrorism or the placement of CCTV or police forces in all over the streets won't solve the problem. The country needs a strong social contract; an in-depth re-examination of the relation between Society and the State, of the Society with itself. Our political leadership has to listen closely the needs of society, but most importantly the needs of those who feel socially excluded and abandoned. Such an approach will release Greek society from 36 years of violence and terror. P.S. Also published in Neos Kosmos, 14 April 2010.

IAT-APT reports:

1. "Anti-authoritarian" may just mean "anarchist", but is a more vague concept, that may spread confusion and conceptual chaos, and should be avoided. "Antigovernment", also sometimes called "anti-establishment", "anti-authority" or "anti-authoritarian", i.e. vague concepts, that can be used of any political group who is opposed to the established authorities, - marxist, fascist and liberalist included.

Two groups of extreme liberalists may be mentioned. One is the conservative blue&brown anti-government tendency, mainly in the USA, with the late Oklahoma-bomber. Another is the extreme right blue&brown tendency, sometimes called "anarcho"-capitalists, with, say, the Swedish Olympian-bomber. They are opposed to the political-administrative state in a way, especially the established central administration, but often mix up government with public sector, and do not account for economical plutarchy and economical hierarchies in general. "Anarcho"-capitalism is "anarcho"-economical plutarchy, i.e. an oxymoron and not anarchism. Thus, they are not anarchists.

Also often called "anti-authoritarian" are marxist leftwing extremist terrorist-groups, such as RAF (Baader-Meinhof) in Germany, Red Brigades in Italy, and several Greek terrorist-groups, say, Revolutionary Struggle. They are not anarchists, see the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009.

It may also be mentioned that Bakunin's faction in the 1st International at first used the vague term anti-authoritarian, but later changed the name to anarchists, similar to P. J. Proudhon, to avoid misunderstandings. Ochlarchy, mob rule broadly defined, including terrorism, is a form of government/state/authority, and not anarchy and anarchism, and ochlarchists/ochlarchs, bosses of vandalism, terrorists, etc, called "anti-government" or "anti-authoritarian", are not anarchists. In general, anarchists are anti-authoritarain, but all persons and groups called anti-authoritarian are not anarchists. The phrase "anti-authoritarian anarchist" used by Nicolas Mottas, thus in general means just "anarchist", "anti-authoritarian" is redundant and probably also contributes to confusion, and should be avoided.

2. The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called terrorist "anarchists", falsely called so by Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

Especially the mentioned two women – students in their 20s – members of so called "anti-authoritarian anarchist groups of Exarhia [a.k.a Exarchia]" and the so called "anarchist" terrorist Lambros Fountas, are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic. Loss of dignity is thus not a valid excuse for war and terrorism, killing, as the two extremist, ochlarchist, non-anarchist women suggest. The IAT-APT has commented on the so called "anarchists", in reality marxist ochlarchists, in Exarchia, before, say, see report of 11.03.2010.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists - mentioned by Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos,, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT also hands out fresh Brown Cards to the two ochlarchist extremist women falsely posing as "anarchists", and the so called "anarchist" terrorist Lambros Fountas, to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the Oslo Convention http://www.anarchy.no/oslo.html.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The liers Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

3. The IAT-APT does not have the e-mailaddresses of Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, but have posted the following message at the feedback form of Phantis:

The International Anarchist Tribunal has handed out Brown Cards to Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos for mixing up terrorism, a form of ochlarchy and ochlarchists, with anarchism and anarchists, the quite opposite. Ochlarchy is mob rule broadly defined, the opposite of anarchy.

Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Nicolas Mottas, Phantis and Neos Kosmos, do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. More information at http://www.anarchy.no/greek.html .

PS. The message 3. is also published by Phantis as a comment to Nicolas Mottas article, see http://www.phantis.com/cosmos/spip.php?article731 . The IAT-APT will also put attention to the anarchist 'International Conference on Terrorism', see http://www.anarchy.no/ija431.html , especially chapter IX. 'The roots of terrorism' and chapter XI. 'Terrorism defined'.

Kathimerini reports: Terror suspects in holding cells. Three suspected members of terrorist group Revolutionary Struggle were remanded in custody yesterday after two refused to testify before an investigating magistrate and the third denied the charges. Another three suspects are to appear before the same magistrate today. Meanwhile, police detained three suspected members of the less established urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, as well as the mother of one of the suspects. The suspected leader of Revolutionary Struggle, 39-year-old Nikos Maziotis, and his girlfriend, 41-year-old Panayiota Roupa, who is pregnant, both issued short statements. "You are the criminals, the state and capitalism," Maziotis is cited as saying, while Roupa was quoted as stating, "I don't recognize your procedures, your state or your political system."

Sarantos Nikitopoulos, 32, refuted charges linking him to the organization. According to sources, Nikitopoulos claimed to only have been linked to the group because his fingerprints were found on a petition expressing solidarity with jailed anarchist Polykarpos Georgiadis. Nikitopoulos was quoted as saying that the same petition had circulated "across half of Greece." In a related development, police detained three suspected members of guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, as well as the mother of one of the suspects, following a raid on the latter's home in Kallithea, southern Athens, where they had gathered on Tuesday night. The three suspects are believed to be members of a hardcore supporters' club of Athens soccer team AEK. One of the three is said to have been linked to a house in Halandri, northern Athens, believed to have functioned as the group's hideout.

Terrorist attacks. Politicians' offices attacked. Small incendiary devices went off outside the offices of two politicians in Thessaloniki yesterday, while another two at other locations were safely detonated. The police said that the first device exploded shortly after 1 p.m. outside the office of Ecologist Greens MEP Michalis Tremopoulos. Shortly afterward, there was a blast outside the office of Kyriakos Velopoulos, a deputy of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS). Both explosions caused minor damage to the entrances of the offices but no injuries. Police said they found and detonated another device at the office of New Democracy MP Elena Rapti and another at a shipping firm.

Explosive device outside PASOK MP's office. A makeshift explosive device composed of gas cannisters exploded at the entrance to the offices of ruling PASOK party Deputy Christos Protopappas, located in Sina street in Athens, at 8:25 on Wednesday evening. The explosion and ensuing fire damaged the door to the office. The blaze was extinguished by a citizen before the Fire Brigade arrived at the scene. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attacks, probably done by marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists.

ERT reports: Police searches for guerilla group's hideout. A gun and some other objects were found in a car whose owner is one of the six suspected members of terrorist group Revolutionary Struggle, police sources said. The car was tracked down on Wednesday night in Nea Filadelfia district. In the meantime, police are searching for clues a house in Kypseli district, central Athens. Police believe the house had been used as a hideout. However, it has been uninhabited for five months. A bag containing a gun and burglary tools was located near the house in question.

Depositions and detention. Another three suspected members of the terrorist group were referred Thursday morning to the magistrate to testify. Two of them were given until Friday to testify, while Konstantinos Gournas was remanded in custody. The first group of the suspected members – Maziotis, Roupa and Nikitopoulos, has been detained since Wednesday. All six defendants have been charged with four felonies and four misdemeanors. The indictment issued against them recognizes Maziotis and Roupa as the leaders of the guerrilla group. Another four people who were seized Wednesday in Kallithea will be also referred to the magistrate. They are suspected members of the less established urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.

Meanwhile: Papandreou indicates that Greece may soon call on EU-IMF cash...

14.04.2010. Three terror suspects detained. More terror arrests due. Strikes.

ERT reports: Three terror suspects detained. The two of the three suspects charged with involvement in the guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle refused to testify, while the third denied all accusations. The three arrestees who were referred Wednesday morning to the magistrate under tight security were remanded in custody. Police keeps searching for the group's weaponry, while all evidence found in their hideout are being closely examined. According to information, more suspects are to be arrested for their involvement in Revolutionary Struggle. The rest three suspects will testify on Thursday.

Maziotis and Roupa refuse to testify. Nikos Maziotis, his wife Panagiota Roupa and Sarantos Nikitopoulos were referred Wednesday morning to the magistrate under tight security. They have been charge with participating in bomb attacks, participating in a terrorist group and attempted murder, illegal possession of explosives and guns, among other things. Maziotis and his wife Panagiotia Roupa refused to testify lest they should give legal status to a process which they have branded as a political prosecution against them.

Nikitopoulos denied accusations. Sarantos Nikitopoulos denied all accusations, claiming that he is acquainted with defendants and he had been friends with Labros Fountas. He then stressed that a fingerprint of his found on an object in Fountas' house cannot implicate him in anything. Evangelos Stathopoulos, Christoforos Kortesis and Konstantinos Gournas are to testify on Thursday.

New arrest warrants are due. In the meantime, new arrest warrants for four people, including two women and two men, who are believed to have been involved in the guerrilla group, are due out. Police are trying to track down a 32-year-old man who is believed to be a hard core member of the group. His fingertips have been found in Fountas' place. He has been known to the police for his participation in clashes in the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1995, and his house in Abelokipi district was among the first to be searched. The second suspect is a woman, 35, who has also participated in clashes at the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. Her fingerprints have been found on a hand-written document in Fountas' place. Another woman, 31, wanted is one of the authors of the proclamations. She was arrested in the 1995 anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising and her fingerprints have also been found in Fountas' house, as well.

Kathimerini reports: More terror arrests due. Up to another six suspects identified as police sift through mountain of evidence. Police are expected to be looking to arrest up to six more people who are suspected of being members of the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group, sources said yesterday, as more details emerged about the contacts between the six alleged members that have already been caught. Forensic officers are in a race against time to process all the evidence that has been collected from various homes in Attica that were used by the suspects already apprehended. They are hoping that they will be able to gather enough evidence to warrant further arrests and to discover where the weapons and explosives used by Revolutionary Struggle might be hidden.

Sources said that four suspects have been identified through fingerprints, some of which where found at the home of another suspect, Lambros Fountas, whose shooting last month proved a turning point in the police's investigation into the urban guerrilla group, which has been active since 2003. These four also exchanged phone calls with the group's alleged mastermind, Nikos Maziotis. The 39-year-old Maziotis had been known to police since the late 1990s. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 1999 for having planted a bomb outside the Development Ministry two years earlier. The bomb did not go off and Maziotis's fingerprint was found on the device. He admitted in court to planting the bomb. On appeal, his sentence was reduced to five years but he served just over three before being released.

After recovering Fountas's phone records, police placed several of the suspects under surveillance at the beginning of April. Police said that the alleged terrorists took care to avoid detection, using public pay phones to make calls where possible and driving in such a manner as to make it difficult for officers to follow without being noticed. However, in the four days leading up to their arrests on Sunday, the suspects appeared to have become careless, as they were closely monitored by police, who witnessed them meeting in one of their safe houses in Nea Ionia, northern Athens, and subsequently followed one of the six, Vangelis Stathopoulos, to a remote spot on Mount Hymettus where he is believed to have practiced shooting.

Bus, tram and train employees off work for six hours tomorrow. There will be no buses, trolley buses, tram or service on the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow due to a work stoppage by employees. The stoppage is taking place so that union members can attend the general meeting. Commuters are reminded that taxi drivers are on strike today and tomorrow in protest at the government's tax reforms.

ADEDY action. The executive committee of the civil servants' union ADEDY yesterday confirmed that its members would be staging a 24-hour strike on April 22 in protest at the government's austerity measures and at the repercussions of a new tax law.

13.04.2010. Police seek terrorists' arms cache. Protestors of terrorism arrests stage takeover of Athens Journalists' Union building. The protesters were practically certain marxist leftwing extremists. The anarchists condemn the protest.

Kathimerini reports: Police seek terrorists' arms cache - Six suspects charged, 10 being sought. "A man speaks on a mobile phone as armed policemen wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests stand guard at the main Athens court complex where six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle were charged yesterday. The suspects also wore bulletproof vests as they were escorted into court while a small group of people shouted their support."

As six suspected members of the Revolutionary Struggle extremist guerrilla group faced a prosecutor yesterday, officers of the police's counterterrorism unit continued their search for a hideout containing explosives and weapons used by the organization. The five men and one woman, aged between 30 and 41, were charged with membership of a terrorist group and with multiple counts of murder, causing explosions and weapons offenses in connection with a string of attacks on police and business and government targets over the past seven years. Three of the six suspects were given until tomorrow to prepare their defense; the other three have until Thursday morning. Nikos Maziotis, the group's suspected leader, was quoted as saying that he would not testify tomorrow.

"These charges are politically motivated and so we will not defend ourselves; we are not going to legitimize this process," the 39-year-old Maziotis allegedly told the court. Meanwhile, sources told Kathimerini that police have information linking another 10 people to bombings and armed attacks that have been claimed by Revolutionary Struggle. Officers are seeking the incriminating evidence that will allow them to issue warrants for the additional suspects' arrests. But there is reportedly a lot of material to get through. One police source told Kathimerini that officers have only examined 10 percent of the evidence that has been gathered following dozens of raids on homes of suspects over the weekend.

Police are also seeking the hideout where the organization stored the weaponry and explosives for its attacks. So far raids on a string of apartments – including one in Nea Philadelphia, northern Athens, where the suspects are alleged to have met before nearly all the attacks – have turned up only computer hard drives containing proclamations and hand-drawn sketches, not explosives and weapons. According to sources, police believe the weapons cache is located in the triangle formed by the Athens districts of Nea Ionia, Nea Philadelphia and Perissos.

Forensic experts yesterday were examining bullet casings from a Kalashnikov assault rifle found in a remote spot on the slopes of Mount Hymettus by officers who had followed one of the six suspects there over the weekend ahead of their arrests. Police believe the group had used the spot for firing practice.

ANA-MPA reports: Protestors of terrorism arrests stage takeover of Athens Journalists' Union building. A group of 40 people protesting the arrest of six alleged members of the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group staged a takeover of the Athens Journalists' Union (ESIEA) building in downtown Athens, while approximately another 40 protestors were outside the building putting up banners protesting the arrests. One of several ESIEA board members in the building at the time told the ANA-MPA in a telephone call that the members were told that they were not being kept hostage, and have just been allowed to exit the facility, and that the protestors told them they would also leave the building "soon". Police who rushed to the scene were negotiating with the protestors. The protesters were practically certain marxist leftwing extremists, says IAT-APT. The anarchists condemn the protest.

Terror investigation finds. Police provided officially information on Monday evening on the findings at the house searched in the morning in the Athens district of Nea Philadelphia, as well as a remote location on Hymettus where the defendants and other persons reportedly involved in the "Revolutionary Struggle" organisation had target practice with Kalashnikov weapons. It was announced that the findings included part of a proclamation of the "Revolutionary Struggle" which was detected in the hard disc of an electronic computer. With this proclamation they had assumed responsibility for three attacks and specifically:

The armed attack with Kalashnikovs against a riot police company outside the Culture ministry in Boumboulinas street, in Exarchia on 5.1.2009 during which riot policeman Diamantis Matzounis was seriously wounded. The attack also with Kalashnikovs against the riot police bus at Goudi outside the Politechnioupoli on 23.12.2008 and the placing of an explosive device at the offices of the shell petroleum company in Paleo Faliro on 24.10.2008, that had not exploded and was neutralised. Also on Hymettus, at the perpetrators' "firing range", about 40 bullet caps from Kalashnikovs were confiscated that, as was ascertained, have been fired by weapons that have not been used in a criminal act.

The "firing range" was detected two days before the arrest of the six defendants during the stalking of one of them, who went to the remote district that is located near the mountain's peak, about 20 kilometres from Koropi. Lastly, photographs were publicised of the handwritten drawings of the location at the intersection of Panormou and Vatheos streets where a terrorist attack was to take place against static police forces, that were found in the home of Nikos Maziotis and that bear his fingerprints.

ERT reports: Terror investigation in full swing. The police investigation to track down the hideout and the arsenal of the Greek guerrilla group, Revolutionary Army, is in full swing. The evidence authorities have collected has directed investigations into several directions, while more arrests are expected. The arrest warrants for more than three suspects have already been issued, while the hideout is believed to be somewhere near the districts of Nea Filadelfia, Nea Ionia and Perissos. Labros Fountas was proved to be a key suspect to the investigations Authorities found in his house and confiscated:

* A black full face hood

* Uniforms

* Laptop

* Three leaflets with instructions on breathing mask filters

* A piece of paper entitled "There is no need for much talking" with the fingertips of other two suspects on it

Telephone interceptions proved that Fountas was associated with suspects Maziotis, Gournas, Nikitopoulo, as well as with other people who are unknown to the authorities investigating the case.

Lawyers' action. The country's lawyers are due to begin a new three-day strike today. Their protest has been designed to coincide with the debate about the government's new tax bill in Parliament. Lawyers are due to be back at work on Friday.

Taxi strike. No cabs tomorrow, Thursday as drivers stage new protest. There will be no taxis serving the capital and other major Greek cities tomorrow and Thursday as cabbies stage a 48-hour strike. Taxi drivers are protesting government plans to make them issue receipts, keep account books and pay tax according to their income. Under the current system, drivers pay just over 1,200 euros in tax each year, regardless of what they earn. Unionists complain that the government has "not responded to our queries about how it will tackle the problems raised by the changes in the tax law." The anarchists and IWW don't back this strike.

12.04.2010. More about six suspected terrorists caught. Revolutionary Struggle is a typical example of a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist group.

ANA-MPA reports: Evidence on terrorist group. Police investigations to locate the "Revolutionary Struggle" terrorist group's main safehouse where the group's arms are stashed continued on Monday. The counter-terrorism squad conducted searches in several houses in Athens in the last few hours, including a house in the western Athens district of Nea Philadelphia which was considered very important, but no weaponry or explosives were found.

Kathimerini reports: Six suspected terrorists caught. Greek police appear to have made the most significant breakthrough in their efforts to halt domestic terrorism for almost a decade, as they announced yesterday that six suspected members of extremist guerrilla group, Revolutionary Struggle, have been arrested. Police spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis said that after raids on several properties in Athens and other parts of Greece, five men (Nikolaos Maziotis, 39; Evangelos Stathopoulos, 32; Christoforos Kortesis, 31; Sarantos Nikitopoulos, 32, and Constantinos Gournas, 30) and one woman (Panayiota Roupa, 41) had been detained.

"During searches on homes, many findings were seized and are now being examined," said Kokkalakis, adding that at a house in Kalyvia, east of Athens, used by Maziotis and Roupa, officers confiscated a computer that contained several proclamations by Revolutionary Struggle. Hand-drawn plans of possible targets were also found. Revolutionary Struggle first emerged in 2003 and is best known for its attack with a rocket-propelled grenade on the US Embassy in Athens in 2007. The group also claimed an armed attack last year that left a riot policeman severely injured. Its proclamations mostly consist of anti-capitalist, anti-establishment rhetoric.

Police did not give details on what led to the arrests but it is believed they were prompted by information officers gained following the shooting of microbiologist Lambros Fountas on March 10 as he attempted to steal a car with an accomplice. Police believe Fountas was linked to the group and checks on his possessions are likely to have provided police with leads. Officers also suggested one of the six suspects accompanied Fountas on the night he was shot in an exchange of fire with police.

IAT-APT reports: Revolutionary Struggle is a typical example of a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist group. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

The euro has jumped sharply against the dollar and the pound after the Euro-zone agreed details of a multi-billion euro loan package to debt-ridden Greece. The euro rose by 2 cents, or 1.5%, against the dollar, to $1.3672, before slipping slightly. Against the pound, it rose by 0.75p to 88.45p. Euro-zone nations have agreed to provide up to 30bn euros ($41bn; £27bn) in the first year of a three-year package. Greece hopes it will not have to ask for the emergency loans.

11.04.2010. 6 arrests in terrorism sweep. The anarchists welcome the arrests.

ANA-MPA reports: 6 arrests in terrorism sweep. Counter-terrorism police investigators on Sunday arrested six people allegedly belonging to the "Revolutionary Struggle" ultra-leftist terrorist group, after first detaining them for questioning during a handful of house raids on Saturday. A police spokesman said the six -- identified as Nikolaos Maziotis (39 years old), his wife Panagiota Roupa (41), Evangelos Stathopoulos (32), Christoforos Kortesis (31), Sarantos Nikitopoulos (32) and Constantinos Gournas (30) -- will be referred to a prosecutor on charges of participation in a terrorist organisation, based on evidence collected in the ongoing investigation. The anarchists welcome the arrests.

ERT reports: Greek police close to break up guerrilla group. New facts have been added up in Greece's fight against terrorism. The anti-terrorism squad seized another six people allegedly involved in the Greek guerrilla group called Revolutionary Army [a.k.a. Revolutionary Struggle]. Earlier, six people had been taken in for questioning. The anti-terrorism squad raided houses in several Athenian districts, where they came up with important evidence, including a hard disc with proclamations and maps of possible future targets.

The Names of the Arrestees. Police spokesman Thanassis Kokalakis the six arrestees who will be referred to the prosecutor for their involvement in the Revolutionary Army group are Nikos Maziotis, 39, his partner Panagiota Roupa, 41, Evangelos Stathopoulos, 32, Christoforos Kortessis, 31, Sarantis Nikitopoulos, 32, and Konstantinos Gournas, 30.

Interrelated Groups. According to information, six of the seven people taken in for questioning have already been arrested. Police said that those arrested are known to the authorities and are believed to be involved not only in the guerrilla group Revolutionary Army but also in other guerilla groups which have mounted attacks using improvised explosive devices. The above clue has come to yet again confirm the theory whereby there are interrelated groups in terrorism. Among the people who will be referred to the prosecutor is Labros Fountas' accomplice, who had managed to escape the deadly clashes with police. The police raid had been originally scheduled to take place in late April. However, information whereby members of the Revolutionary Army were plotting a deadly hit in central Athens, forced police to act sooner.

10.04.2010. Officer lied to Grigoropoulos court. Brothers in arms held for arson attack. The anarchists condemn the arsonists.

Kathimerini reports: Officer lied to Grigoropoulos court. Doubt was cast yesterday on the accuracy of the crime scene recreation that followed the shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police special guard on December 6, 2008. Judge Angelita Papavassiliou revealed to the court in Amfissa, northwest of Athens, where the policeman is being tried that the officer in charge of the recreation, Dimos Minoudis, lied about the number of times he spoke to a witness who told him where Grigoropoulos and special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas were standing. Minoudis had told the court that he spoke to the alleged witness, Ada Tzorbatzioudi, one the day of the recreation, December 21, 2008. However, the judge said mobile phone records that had just been released showed Minoudis had called the woman some three hours after Grigoropoulos was shot and that they spoke eight times on December 21.

Both the prosecution and the defense said that this revelation supported their case. Prosecution lawyer Nikos Konstantopoulos said it was evidence the police had attempted a cover-up. Defense counsel Alexis Kougias said it indicated that there was an attempt to implicate Korkoneas in the murder of Grigoropoulos. Korkoneas admits firing warning shots in the air after allegedly coming under attack from a group of youths Exarchia, central Athens, but denies shooting directly at a group of people that included Grigoropoulous. His colleague, Vassilis Saraliotis, who is also on trial, did not fire his gun. Ballistic and forensic tests indicate the bullet that killed Grigoropoulous struck a cement bollard, suggesting it had not been fired in the air. Also, several witnesses claim they saw Korkoneas firing directly at the group of people. Kougias has challenged the accuracy of these statements.

Brothers in arms held for arson attack. Two brothers who allegedly torched a shooting club in Halkida after having their membership revoked for aggressive behavior have been detained, police said. The pair, aged 35 and 37, were caught early yesterday after an arson attack on the Evia Shooting Club that resulted in major damage but no injuries. According to police, the brothers had been dressed in masks and military uniforms and had been armed with crowbars. It is believed that one of the two kept watch while the second broke into the club and planted a homemade explosive device, made of gas canisters, which caused serious damage when it detonated. Police believe the pair planned the attack as revenge for the club president's decision to expel them for "antisocial and problematic behavior." A search of the siblings' home unearthed four hand grenades and three hunting rifles, with corresponding licenses, as well as two unlicensed shotguns. The anarchists condemn the arsonists.

09.04.2010. Grigoropoulos friend, falsely called anarchist, disappears. Hoaxer stopped. Workers' walkout.

Grigoropoulos friend, falsely called anarchist, disappears. A friend of Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by a police officer in December 2008, failed for a fourth time to appear in court yesterday and is now being sought by authorities. The judge in the trial of the two officers involved in the teenager's shooting had ordered police to bring the 17-year-old witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to court by force if necessary but he was not at his house yesterday morning. The boy's father said that he had left during the night and that there was no way of contacting him because he recently changed his mobile phone number and had not given it to anyone. The teenager failed to testify on three previous occasions, initially citing psychological problems but earlier this week claiming the police were spying on him, which was denied by the force.

Despite disappearing, the 17-year-old reportedly sent a message to the Zougla.gr news website in which he explained his reasons for not attending court. "I have no intention of appearing at the trial because it does not interest me in the slightest," the message said. "I see as political my decision not to attend when authorities decide and instead to express my opinion as I see fit," he added. Alexis Kougias, the lawyer of Epaminondas Korkoneas, the officer charged with shooting Grigoropoulos, said that the message confirmed his belief that the teenager was an active anarchist. But the boy went on to deny this in his message. "These are the conspiracy theories of a puffed-up lawyer who likes to make an impression and tries to use the limelight to his advantage," he said. The trial continued without the witness but prosecutor Haralambos Lakafosis said that he was determined to hear the teenager's testimony.

Hoaxer stopped. A 39-year-old man thought to be behind 21 bomb hoaxes over the last seven months has been charged with disturbing the peace, spreading false information and wasting police time. He is alleged to have posed as a member of a terrorist group, phoning police with bogus warnings of bombs planted at banks, organizations and on public transport. Police did not specify which hoaxes the suspect is believed to have staged. The anarchists welcome that the hoaxer is stopped.

Workers' walkout. City of Athens services were suspended yesterday as municipal employees stayed home to protest the government's decision to cut some state subsidies going toward their wages. Protesting workers staged a peaceful protest in central Klafthmonos Square early in the day. The walkout and protest were backed by the IWW.

08.04.2010. Brown Cards to Korkoneas's lawyer, Alexis Kougias, people behind the letter falsely claiming that Grigoropoulos and friends were members of "an extremist anarchist organization,"and Kathimerini, that reports:

Grigoropoulos friend to testify. A friend of Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was standing next to the 15-year-old when he was killed by a policeman's bullet in December 2008, will have to answer questions in court today, even if he has to be taken there by force, a judge ruled yesterday. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was due to appear in court in Amfissa, northwest of Athens, yesterday but said that he could not attend because he feared that he was being spied on by police. The teenager has twice before failed to attend court. On both occasions, he cited psychological problems.

However, yesterday's no-show prompted judge Angelita Papavassiliou to order that the teenager be arrested and brought to court today if he fails to attend on his own. The police issued a statement saying that neither the 17-year-old nor anyone else connected to the case has ever been monitored by officers. In his initial deposition, Grigoropoulos's friend said that the two teenagers had been sitting in a pedestrianized area of Exarchia in central Athens when a group of youths near them became involved in a dispute with two police officers. One of the policemen, Epaminondas Korkoneas, allegedly shot at the youths. Forensic tests indicated that the bullet that killed Grigoropoulos hit him after ricocheting off a cement bollard.

There was further tension in court yesterday when Korkoneas's lawyer, Alexis Kougias, said that he had received a letter claiming that Grigoropoulos, his 17-year-old friend and several of the witnesses to the shooting were members of "an extremist anarchist organization." Kougias claimed that the witnesses had been coached by lawyers to claim that Korkoneas shot directly at the crowd.

The IAT-APT handed out a Brown Card to Korkoneas 14.05.2009 for falsely postulating that he was facing a "dangerous anarchist group", i.e. Grigoropoulos and friends. This is a similar case and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to Korkoneas's lawyer, Alexis Kougias, people behind the letter falsely claiming that Grigoropoulos and friends are/were members of "an extremist anarchist organization,"and Kathimerini, according to the Oslo Convention.

Practically certain the following is valid:

1. Grigoropoulos and friends were and are not anarchists, and they were not so dangerous that any shooting from the police can be defended;

2. Anarchist are not extremists, see the resolution "What is an extremist, person or organization, really?" above. There exists no "extremist anarchist organization" in Greece, not now and not before, and not tomorrow!

To falsely postulate that anarchists are extremists, logically means a severe break of the Oslo Convention. Extremists and extremism have more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, while anarchists and anarchism have equal to or less than 50% authoritarian degree. Anarchists and extremists are thus opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with extremists is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency, according to the Oslo Convention.

ADEDY strike. The ADEDY civil servants' union said yesterday that its members would hold a 24-hour strike between April 20 and 30 in protest at the government's austerity measures, in what will be the fourth such protest by public sector workers. ADEDY said that the private sector workers' union GSEE would also take part in the action.

Municipal services. All City of Athens services will be suspended today due to a protest by workers against the government's decisions to cut some state subsidies for the wages of local government employees. Only the sanitation service will be operating today as a result of the protest by municipal workers, who are due to gather in Klafthmonos Square at 11.45 a.m.

31.03.2010. Brown Cards to Zhang Pengfei and CCTV - China, that falsely links Greek terrorism to so called "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists.

Zhang Pengfei and CCTV report: Greek new terrorist group claims responsibility for Sunday's bomb attack in Athens. Greek terrorist group "Revolutionary National Socialist Front" claimed on Tuesday responsibility for Sunday's bomb attack in the central Athens which caused the death of a 15-year-old Afghan boy and serious injury of his 10-year-old sister. In a new development for local guerrilla groups which operate in Greece for years and mostly are anarchist and far-Left, the new terrorist group is pro-racist and targets immigrants on purpose, as well as political and financial targets. That is the first conclusion of counter-terrorism experts based on a statement released on an internet site.

"In Greece in 2010 we are in danger of ending up as foreigners in our own country ... Greek governments have no policy on migration ... We will not accept this situation. Not at Patisia nor anywhere else. For their sake and ours, foreigners leave every district," said the statement which concluded with a warning that in the future no gathering in a mosque should be considered safe in Athens. The perpetrators did not confirm police estimations that the Afghan teenager is a victim of a tragic mistake made by whoever is responsible, but stressed that they do not apologize for any death. "We are at war and in wars even minors die," the statement said. Greek police still have not confirmed the authenticity of the claim of responsibility, as just a few hours earlier on Tuesday another group "Guerrilla Group Lambros Fountas" also claimed responsibility for the same attack with a phone call to a Greek newspaper.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called terrorist "anarchists", falsely called so by Zhang Pengfei and CCTV - China, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of Zhang Pengfei and CCTV, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists - mentioned by Zhang Pengfei and CCTV, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists!

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Zhang Pengfei and CCTV do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The brown and red marxist extremist Big Brother lie machine CCTV and Zhang Pengfei get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The persons behind this bomb blast are right- or leftwing extremist ochlarchists, most likely marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists!!! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to the terrorists.

Kathimerini reports: Blast claims rebuffed as hoaxes. Counterterrorism police officers yesterday intensified their search for leads to the perpetrators who planted a pipe bomb that killed an Afghan boy in Kato Patissia on Sunday night after terrorist guerrilla group the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire denied any link to the blast and two claims of responsibility were dismissed as hoaxes. Meanwhile, doctors at the Athens hospital treating the dead boy's 10-year-old sister, whose eyes were injured by shrapnel from the bomb, said the girl would undergo another operation today.

Police said they were not treating as serious a phone call made to Kathimerini shortly before noon yesterday by an unidentified man who said an unknown organization called the "Lambros Fountas Guerrilla Group" had been behind Sunday's blast. Fountas was a 35-year-old suspected terrorist killed in a shootout in southeast Athens earlier this month. The fact that the call to Kathimerini was not followed by a written proclamation and that the caller warned of forthcoming hits raised the suspicions of police. Counterterrorism officers were also unconvinced by a written claim of responsibility uploaded onto the Internet by another previously unknown group calling itself the Revolutionary National Socialist Front.

Forensic experts said Sunday's pipe bomb had comprised the same slow-burning explosive as that used in last weekend's bomb blast at the central Athens offices of the extreme-right organization Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn), an attack claimed by the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. Sunday's device also resembled a bomb used in an attack on the Chilean Consulate in Thessaloniki in July, claimed by the same group. Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said he was "determined to deliver a strong response to terrorists and common criminals." Meanwhile the leader of conservative opposition New Democracy, Antonis Samaras, visited the police station in Patissia, near the spot of Sunday's blast. "This can't go on any longer," Samaras said, referring to the recent spike in domestic terrorism.

Witness says officer shot at Grigoropoulos. A second witness to the shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia in December 2008 told a court in Amfissa yesterday that he saw one of the two policemen on trial pull out his gun and fire directly at a group of youngsters following a verbal exchange. Police special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas denies murdering the 15-year-old and claims he fired warning shots into the air, one of which ricocheted and hit Grigoropoulos in the heart. However, 33-year-old Vangelis Zervas is the second witness whose testimony contradicts this version of events. Zervas said that he was sitting at the Milos cafe in the bohemian neighborhood of Exarchia when he saw a patrol car reverse and two policemen get out. They approached a group of youths that had gathered on a pedestrianized area of Tzavella Street and soon afterward two shots were fired, the witness said.

Rioters indicted. A Thessaloniki misdemeanors council yesterday indicted eight people, including three minors, alleged to have participated in riots that broke out in the northern port city last December during a rally marking the one-year anniversary of the police killing of a teenager in Exarchia, central Athens. Five of the suspects are aged 18 to 27, while the minors, who will face a juvenile court, include two girls. The suspects are alleged to have been part of a group of around 20 people who pelted police with Molotov cocktail bombs and stones in the city center. They face charges of possession and manufacture of explosives and attempted bodily harm.

Strikes Tuesday and Wednesday. Timetable of train services has changed due to 3-hour rolling strikes staged by Hellenic Railways employees. Local Administration employees have staged a 4-hour work stoppage on Tuesday while lawyers nationwide abstain from duties on Tuesday and Wednesday. Finally PAME supporters occupied the Labor Ministry demanding government support to the unemployed. ADEDY staged a protest rally in the center of Athens in the afternoon.

30.03.2010. More about Sunday's bomb blast. Anarchist comment. Bombs neutralized. Grigoropoulos trial. Greek apology for racist chants.

More about Sunday's bomb blast. Kathimerini reports: Bomb kills youth, maims sister. Afghan family become hapless victims of blast; police suspect known terror group, which denies link. A pipe bomb that had been placed on the steps outside a business institute in the Athens district of Kato Patissia killed a 15-year-old Afghan boy, seriously injured his 10-year-old sister and hurt his 45-year-old mother when it detonated late on Sunday. Police said the device bore the hallmarks of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire but the organization posted a statement on the Internet yesterday evening denying any link. The bomb exploded at 10.40 p.m. on Sunday night outside the Hellenic Management Association. The 15-year-old was killed instantly and his sister hospitalized with severe shrapnel wounds to the eyes and burns to the face. Doctors said late last night that they were fighting to save her eyesight but that the outlook was bad.

Police are certain that the Afghan family was not the target of the attack and that their involvement had been a tragic twist of fate. Officers believe that the boy picked up the device, which had been placed in a rucksack, out of curiosity, minutes after the perpetrators had planted it. The bombers had probably been planning to phone in a warning call to the police or media after planting the bomb, police said. Police had been on standby since Sunday morning when an anonymous caller told Alter television channel that a bomb was about to explode outside a business association but the acronym given did not correspond to any registered institute and no blast occurred – until Sunday night. Forensic experts examining the remnants of the explosive device believe it was a pipe bomb containing ammonia dynamite. According to police, the device that detonated on Sunday is virtually identical to the bomb used in an attack on the Chilean Consulate in Thessaloniki in July and claimed by the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. In a message uploaded onto the Internet yesterday, the group expressed "utter sorrow" at the death of the Afghan youth and said that attempts to link the organization to the explosion were "totally baseless." AIIS reports: It is clear that the bomb is the work of extremist terrorist ochlarchists, most likely marxist leftwing extremist terrorist extremist ochlarchists, say, Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, and of course not anarchists. See also reports by anarchists 29.03.2010.

Bombs neutralized. Police bomb disposal experts yesterday carried out controlled explosions to destroy two explosive devices discovered outside two different targets in Thessaloniki's Evosmos district. The bombs were located shortly before 4 a.m. – one outside a branch of a major toy retailer and the other outside a bank – and destroyed them before they could detonate. The bombs had been placed inside rucksacks which triggered police suspicions.

Grigoropoulos trial. A 17-year-old boy who witnessed the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 in Exarchia, central Athens, told a court in Amfissa yesterday that the policeman who fired at the 15-year-old did not shout a warning first. The witness, who cannot be named, described how 10 to 12 youngsters had gathered at the spot where Grigoropoulos was shot. He said that some of the youths had a verbal exchange with the special guard who fired, Epaminondas Korkoneas, and his colleague, Vassilis Saraliotis. But the witness insisted that none of the youngsters behaved aggressively. The 17-year-old broke down when he described the moment he realized Grigoropoulos had been fatally wounded.

Greek apology for racist chants. In what has turned into an embarrassing diplomatic development for Greece, the country's ambassador in Tirana yesterday apologized to Albania after members of the coast guard special operations unit were filmed chanting racist slogans during the March 25 Independence Day march in Athens. As the investigation into the incident gathers pace, Greece's Ambassador Nikolaos Pazios expressed his disappointment at the incident and assured Albania's Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ilir Meta that those responsible would be found and dealt with suitably. Meta said the actions of the coast guard officers were "scandalous" but praised the Greek government's determination to deal with the incident and said relations between the two countries would not be harmed. Several students gathered to protest the chants in the Albanian city of Shkoder, where they burned Greek flags.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has also complained about the incident, which has been condemned by all the Greek parties apart from the nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS). Speaking on Sunday, President Karolos Papoulias said, "Patriotism is not rhetoric, nor slogans." The head of the coast guard squadron has been suspended in connection with last week's incident and an internal investigation has been launched. All 36 frogmen who took part in the march will be called to answer questions as part of the probe, which could widen to include their superiors. Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis has asked inspectors to ascertain whether members of the coast guard special forces have links to extreme right-wing groups such as Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn).

29.03.2010. BBC reports: Bomb kills boy in Greek capital, and falsely links to so called "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and BBC gets a Brown Card.

BBC reports: Bomb kills boy in Greek capital. A bomb has exploded outside a building in the Patissia area of the Greek capital Athens, killing a 15-year-old boy, police say. The boy's 10-year-old sister was seriously injured and their mother, 45, was slightly hurt, officials said. Police said the family, all Afghans, were apparently just walking past the building when the bomb, contained in a bag, exploded. Greek anti-terrorism officers have cordoned off the area. The device exploded late on Sunday in front of an institute for training public officials. Police said there had been no warning. Early reports described the victim as a man, but police later issued a clarification.

"We do not know yet about the motive or the intended target. All I can tell you, from what the mother told the police, is that the victim was her 15-year-old son," police spokesman Athanasios Kokalakis told the Associated Press. Athens has seen a number of recent attacks blamed on leftist militants. Bomb attacks earlier this month targeted the home of a Pakistani community leader and the office of a far-right anti-immigration group. Earlier attacks targeted banks and government buildings and were attributed to far-left or anarchist groups. Greece has faced severe anti-government protests and rioting since police shot dead a teenager in December 2008.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists", falsely called so by BBC, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of BBC the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", terrorists - mentioned by BBC, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists!

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as BBC does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The brown and red marxist extremist Big Brother lie machine BBC gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The persons behind this bomb blast are right- or leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists!!! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to them.

Euronews reports: Attack. Bomb kills 15-years-old in Greece. A fifteen-year-old boy has been killed and his mother and sister injured in a bomb explosion in central Athens. The woman, who was slightly injured and the girl, whose injuries were more serious, were both taken to hospital. Police said the victims were Afghan immigrants. The device which went off outside an association for business management also damaged nearby cars. Bomb attacks by militant leftist groups are frequent in Greece, but usually target police and public buildings. Last night's explosion was the first in years to kill someone. An official said there had been no warning. Urban violence increased in the country after the police shooting of a teenager in December 2008. A self-proclaimed guerilla group, "Fire Conspiracy Cells" has said they were behind three small-scale bomb attacks against police and a far-right group last week.

Heraldsun Australia reports: A powerful bomb exploded in front of an institute for training public officials in the west of Athens late Sunday, killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring a girl and her mother, police said. The boy was killed on the spot while his 10-year-old sister was seriously wounded and their mother escaped with slight injuries. Police said the family, Afghan nationals, were probably walking past the building when the explosion occurred. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition after the bomb placed in a bag went off without warning in the city's busy Patissia district at 10.50pm (6.50am Monday AEDT). Greek anti-terrorism police cordoned off the area. Attacks on public buildings and businesses are relatively frequent in Athens and the northern city of Salonika, but rarely injure anyone as there are usually warning calls that allow police to clear the area.

The last attack to have injured anyone was in October 2009, when six police officers were wounded in a machine gun attack on a police station. Greece has been rocked by a string of attacks against economic interests and offices of politicians since a youth was killed by a police officer in December 2008. A Greek extremist group last Monday claimed responsibility for three bomb attacks over the weekend that caused damage to the offices of a neo-Nazi movement, the home of a Pakistani and migration offices. The group, the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, said in a message posted on the left-leaning Indymedia website the attacks were a contribution to the ongoing debate in the country on immigration. It said Greece, which has become a major entry point for clandestine migrants, was an "off-putting example" of exploitation and lack of assistance. While denouncing widespread "racism", Conspiracy also said the Pakistani targeted was co-operating with Greek authorities.

ANA-MPA reports: Teen killed in Patissia explosion. A 15-year-old boy was killed when a bomb exploded outside a public building in the Athens district of Patissia late Sunday night, and his 10-year-old sister was seriously injured and their mother suffered superficial wounds. The family, Afghani nationals, are believed to have been searching the garbage bins for food and other items. Citizens Protection minister Michalis Chryssohoidis, who rushed to the scene, said that terrorism has shown its most abhorrent face, and pledged that the perpetrators will be found and brought to justice. According to reports by police, citing the mother, the girl found a travel bag next to a garbage bin and opened it up to see what it contained. The son, who approached the travel bag, saw a clock which he believed was broken and took the travel bag and threw it away, at which time the explosion occurred, dismembering the boy and injuring the girl.

Police have cordoned off an extensive are around the explosion site, and counter-terrorism police and bomb disposal experts were still combing the area for evidence on Monday morning. Although there was no warning call for the explosion, which occurred at 10.41 p.m. outside the building housing the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) on the corner of 1 Iakovaton Street and Ionias Avenue, police are investigating a possible link between the explosion outside the EEDE premises and a warning call several hours earlier, at 8.46 p.m., to private Alter television station that a bomb would explode in six minutes (at 8:52 p.m.) in Patissia at an "EBEE" building, according to announcements by police and the ministry.

A police turned up no service with the initials "EBEE", while no explosion took place at or after the time claimed by the anonymous caller. Police are investigating the possibility that the anonymous caller had given mistaken details. They are also investigating the possibility that the call was unrelated to the actual explosion, in which case it is highly likely that the bomb had been planted just minutes before it was found by the migrant family before the perpetrators made a warning call. Several other possibilities are also being looked into. The results of crime lab tests are awaited to see if the syndesmology of the bomb is similar to that of others from recent explosions. The girl was rushed to a Children's Hospital in Athens. According to initial information collected by police, the migrant family went to the area every night, searching the garbage bins for food or other items.

Citizens Protection Minister Michalis Chryssohoidis, who rushed to the scene, said that "terrorism has shown its most abhorrent face". "A young person lost his life from the death trap planted by terrorists. The murderers consider all of us, whether police, or immigrants, or any other citizen, enemies," he said. "The terrorists are against an entire society, but society, too, is against them. It is our duty that they be arrested and led to justice. Every time they carry out such actions they make mistakes, and bring us closer to their tracks. These actions denude them, and will reveal them," the minister added. The anarchists agree with Chryssohoidis, and strongly condemn the terrorist attack.

Aegaleo blast. A homemade explosive device went off outside the offices of PASOK's youth organization in Aegaleo, western Athens, early on Saturday. Police said that the entrance to the building was damaged but there were no injuries as a result of the 2.15 a.m. blast. The anarchists condemn the attack.

100th anniversary of farmers' uprising. The statue of a farmer was seen amid flags of agricultural unionists, as farmers gathered in the village of Kypseli (formerly known as Kileler), near Larissa in central Greece, yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of an uprising by local peasants. In March 1910, Thessaly farmers rallied in Larissa to demand that large farms, known as cifliks, be expropriated and redistributed but two people were shot dead and several others injured after soldiers opened fire to prevent protesters from boarding a train at Kileler without tickets.

Crime-fighting team hits road. More than 2,000 motorcycle-riding police officers will be unleashed today on the streets of Athens and another 400 in Thessaloniki as part of the government's latest bid to tackle rising crime. In a scheme similar to the Delta squad created by the previous New Democracy government, the current PASOK administration has set up the Dias (the ancient Greek name for Zeus) team to fight criminal activity. Almost 2,500 officers completed their training yesterday and will begin patrolling in pairs as of today. This means that there will be 1,002 pairs of officers on 650cc class motorcycles riding through Athens and another 211 pairs in Thessaloniki. The officers in Athens will be responsible for patrolling 167 sectors of the city. Each police station is responsible for between two and four of these sectors, which have been worked out based on the level of criminal activity. The Delta squad, set up last April as a rapid reaction unit for central Athens, is made up of some 400 officers.

27.03.2010. Racist marchers. Coast guard suspends head of special forces over chants. Power strike. Ochlarchist youths vandalize offices.

Racist marchers. Coast guard suspends head of special forces over chants. The coast guard yesterday suspended the head of its special forces after some of its members were videotaped shouting racist slogans during Thursday's Independence Day parade in the capital. The coast guard has ordered an internal investigation to determine exactly who was involved in the chanting of slogans such as: "You do not become a Greek, you are born one," and "We're going to spill your blood, Albanian pig." Reacting to the video, which was uploaded onto the Internet, Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis remarked, "No idiot has the right to blacken his service and the celebration of a historic national day with racist slogans of hatred and xenophobia." The anarchist agree....

Power strike. Ochlarchist youths vandalize offices. Police were seeking a group of around 25 hooded youths who used sledgehammers to vandalize the offices of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) in Sepolia, west of central Athens, early yesterday morning. The vandals, who struck at around 8.30 a.m., smashed the facade of the offices and a PPC vehicle parked outside, hurled paint at the walls of the building but caused no injuries. Before fleeing they scattered leaflets blaming PPC for "bleeding us dry, downgrading our lives" and for the death and injury of countless workers. The anarchist condemn the ochlarchist youths, suspected marxist leftwing extremists.

26.03.2010. Brown Cards to firebomb throwing hooded youths, falsely called "suspected anarchists" by Kathimerini, but in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and not anarchists, and Kathimerini, that reports:

Fiery encounter. Suspected anarchists early yesterday hurled firebombs at a riot police unit stationed outside the offices of ruling PASOK near the central district of Exarchia. The attack was carried out by a group of around 15 hooded youths who managed to elude arrest. There were no injuries as the firebombs did not hit their target.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks, also with Molotov cocktails and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists", falsely called so by Kathimerini, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before. Against the lies of Kathimerini the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: These so called "anarchists", firebomb - Molotov cocktail - throwing hooded youths, mentioned by Kathimerini, are in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists!

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Kathimerini does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The brown and blue liberalist extremist Big Brother lie machine Kathimerini gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. The marxist terrorist ochlarchists also get new Brown Cards, but since they are not anarchists, they are not expulsed. The IAT-APT can of course not expulse people from the anarchist movement that not are members.

ANA-MPA reports: Arson attack on PASOK headquarters. A group of some 15 people wearing hoods threw home-made fire bombs (molotov cocktails) at a riot police (MAT) squad outside the headquarters of the ruling PASOK party in downtown Athens in the first hours of Thursday, but no injuries were reported. The perpetrators threw five molotov cocktails, four of which exploded on the pavement. A fifth fire-bomb remained intact, and has been taken for examination to the police crime lab. The attackers quickly fled the scene, evading arrest.

Terrorism arrest. A 22-year-old man was arrested in Volos, central Greece, yesterday after his fingerprint was found at a residence in Halandri, northeastern Athens, that was allegedly used by the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire group to construct time bombs, police said. The suspect was not named.

Protesters see red over highway tolls. Just as the traffic police are preparing to step up their presence on national roads ahead of Holy Week, when many Greeks leave the big cities and head for the countryside, officers were told that they will have to deal with a completely different type of problem: people on the highway. A nationwide organization that is coordinating protests against rises in toll charges said yesterday that its members will take to the country's highways to force toll operators to allow cars to pass through the tollgates without any charge. The protests are due to take place at Afidnes and Metamorphosi tollbooths in Attica and another six exits around Greece in opposition to the "thieving exploitation" of the national roads by the government and construction firms, the group said.

25.03.2010. Deal reached over Greece's debts. All 16 Euro-zone countries have backed a financing plan to help debt-laden Greece, which will include IMF money. The safety net would total about 22bn euros (£20bn). It would apply only if market lending to Greece dries up. Euro-zone countries would grant co-ordinated bilateral loans, and there would be "substantial" IMF loans. The "majority" funding would be European. The plan was worked out at a summit in Brussels. Greek PM George Papandreou called it "a very satisfactory" move. A draft of the plan indicates the Greek government "has not requested any financial support", so "no decision has been taken to activate" the mechanism yet. The office of the French president said there would be "very precise conditions" under which the Euro-zone countries "could be led to intervene" to help Greece. The Euro-zone had avoided seeking an IMF loan for Greece, preferring a European solution and anxious to maintain global confidence in the euro.

Revision of rules? Earlier on Thursday Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German government "will press for emergency aid combining IMF and joint bilateral aid from the Euro-zone but... only as a last resort". It was, as is so often the case, German approval that swung it, and it is a deal done on German terms. Early on in this crisis the idea that the IMF would be involved in bailing out Greece was regarded as a humiliation for Europe; but Germany insisted that the IMF would play a role, and so it will, alongside loans from individual members of the Euro-zone. There's more in the deal that Germany wanted - a call for strengthened surveillance of economic and budgetary risks and a task force to look at what further measures are needed.

Angela Merkel has signalled reluctance to offer Greece anything resembling a bail-out, which is not allowed under the single currency rules. Greece has enacted unpopular measures to curb its deficit, including a freeze on public sector wages, pension reforms and increases in fuel taxes. It is also having to refinance its debt. Because of doubts over its ability to pay, it is having to pay interest at about 6% - around double what Germany has to pay. Mrs Merkel said she would press for the EU to amend its treaties to strengthen its ability to prevent future budget crises. Stressing the need to learn lessons from the crisis, she wants a treaty change to allow sanctions to come into force should a Euro-zone country ever default on its debts. Mr Papandreou urged EU leaders to act to stabilize the euro. The single currency hit a 10-month low against the dollar on Wednesday after a credit downgrade for Portugal, which is also struggling with heavy debts.

Focus on Greece. Greece's woes have exposed fundamental disagreements about how the 11-year-old euro project should work. The Euro-zone's governance will have to be re-examined. A deal to help Greece could prevent the crisis sapping market confidence in the euro and ease fears of contagion in the Euro-zone. EU members Hungary, Latvia and Romania have received emergency loans from the IMF and EU as their budgets have been hit hard by the global economic downturn. But, unlike Greece, they are not in the Euro-zone. The Greek crisis is not formally on the agenda of the summit, which is officially concerned with the EU's 10-year economic strategy, and reinvigorating international negotiations over global warming. But it is Greece that is on everybody's mind. German taxpayers are fiercely opposed to bailing out Greece, which is burdened by debt of nearly 300bn euros (£267bn, $407bn) and a public deficit of 12.7% of GDP - more than four times the official Euro-zone limit.

24.03.2010. Another day, another angry demonstration. Students' parade and teachers' demonstration.

Another day, another angry demonstration in Greece against its government's crash austerity programme, but tomorrow European Socialists are due to announce a plan for a Euro-zone-backed borrowing facility to aid their colleagues in Athens, ahead of a Council of Europe summit. Today socialists in the European parliament discuss the plan, which has been drawn up in consultations with the European Investment bank. Germany and France are increasingly looking ready to back the creation of a rescue model but they insist on tough conditions, while EU President Herman Van Rompuy is trying to organize a Euro-zone summit ahead of the Council meeting. However just hours ago leading ratings agency Fitchs' downgraded Portugal's sovereign debt, driving the euro down instantly, a sign that if the money men can't profit from Greece's woes, they may be turning their attention elsewhere.

Students' parade and teachers' demonstration. Stundents' parade in front of the Unknown Soldier to mark March, 25, 1821 national day took place in Athens, on Wednesday. Athens students opened national day celebrations that culminate on Thursday with the grand military parade in the Athens center. During the parade, a small group of teachers staged a demonstration in protest against the government's economic and educational policy. "History is in our side" said Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, adding "during this dramatic period for our country, we all have the duty to achieve and place we against I". Statements by representatives of opposition political parties were in the same line with all expressing optimism that Greece would overcome the present financial crisis.

23.03.2010. Bombs claimed. The marxist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire behind three weekend attacks. Taiwan News falsely calls it "anarchist" and gets the Brown Card.

Bombs claimed. The marxist group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire behind three weekend attacks. The Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire terror group, a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist group, claimed responsibility in a statement published on the Internet yesterday for a string of three bloodless bomb blasts over the weekend – one at the central Athens offices of Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn) on Friday morning, an explosion outside the Athens Aliens Bureau on Petrou Ralli Street on Saturday afternoon and a blast outside the home of a Pakistani community leader in the run-down district of Aghios Panteleimonas, near the city center, also on Saturday. In their statement on the indymedia.gr website, the group described the attacks as the first phase of a bombing campaign they had warned of after an explosion outside the Greek Parliament on January 9.

Taiwan News falsely reports: Greek radical anarchists claim Athens bombings. A Greek anarchist group has claimed responsibility for three bomb attacks in Athens last week that caused no injury and minor damage. In an online posting Monday, the Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire group said it targeted the offices of an ultra-right party and a police immigration center to highlight the issue of racism in Greece. The group also said it bombed a Pakistani immigrant leader's home because he once sided with authorities to deny claims that foreign agents abducted Pakistanis in Greece for questioning on terrorism. The anarchists have claimed a series of bombings on politicians, which caused no injury, as well as a Jan. 9 blast outside Greece's parliament building. Police have arrested seven alleged group members.

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks, also with Molotov cocktails, and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists", falsely called so by Taiwan News, are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

Anarchists and ochlarchists are as mentioned opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Taiwan News does is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Taiwan News gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. The marxist terrorist ochlarchists also get new Brown Cards, but since they are not anarchists, they are not expulsed. The IAT-APT can of course not expulse people from the anarchist movement that not are members.

Office targeted. A suspected explosive device found outside the political office of Economy,Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Minister Louka Katseli in central Athens early yesterday afternoon was destroyed in a controlled explosion by members of the police's bomb disposal squad. Police briefly cordoned off Sina Street, where the office is located. There were no indications about who planted the device.

Cafe blast. An explosion outside a cafe-bar in Aghia Paraskevi, northern Athens, early yesterday caused serious damage – smashing its windows and those of adjacent buildings – but no one was injured. According to police, who attributed the attack to a personal dispute, the blast was probably caused using dynamite.

New round of strikes, protests. As the country's lawyers walk off the job today in the first of a series of strikes to protest the government's austerity measures, members of civil servants' union ADEDY are to hold a rally in central Athens this afternoon to express their opposition to wage and benefit cuts in their sector. Lawyers will not be working today, tomorrow and Friday to express their discontent at an increase in value-added tax on their services. They also criticize the government for failing to address underlying problems in the legal sector, including a huge backlog of cases, noting that their working conditions are "tragic". They are not the only ones who will be striking this week.

An increasing number of state hospital doctors are set to join action that has led to dozens of hospitals across the country operating with only emergency staff. Employees of post offices, the national railway network and the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization are to stage a three-hour work stoppage from noon in protest at feared reductions of their pensions. Meanwhile the civil servants' union, though not joining today's strike action, has called on members to join a protest rally in central Athens at 6 p.m. today. The rally comes exactly a week after the previous civil servants' march in the capital which was marred by isolated outbreaks of violence. As mentioned ADEDY claims the government's cuts of holiday pay and benefits in the public sector are "unfair and one-sided." The union, which has staged three 24-hour strikes over the past month, is planning further strike action next month.

Real revolution in Greece? Papandreou asks opposition leaders to join 'real revolution' as EU, Germany remain at odds over rescue package. As the European Union and Germany remained at loggerheads over a possible rescue package for debt-ridden Greece, Prime Minister George Papandreou yesterday called on opposition party leaders to support his government's efforts to push through reforms and join a "real revolution" to get the country back on its feet. Addressing Parliament, Papandreou said he was not seeking carte blanche for the government's austerity measures but "a spirit of support for the most important battle we face: creating a well-functioning state." The premier sought to appeal to the patriotic sentiments of MPs. "I am seeking your constructive support in what will be a genuine revolution, your contribution to a new course for the country and for Hellenism," he said.

Papandreou took another jab at market speculators who have been betting on Greece's risks of bankruptcy as did his outspoken deputy premier, Theodoros Pangalos, at a conference in Athens organized by the International Herald Tribune. Referring to the "German position," Pangalos said, "By speculating on Greek bonds at the expense of your friend and partner, by allowing your credit institutions to participate in this deplorable game, some people are making money." Pangalos added that a swift move was crucial. "I am worried that if this decision is not taken quickly... then the euro will make no sense and if the euro fails this will take us back several decades in terms of European integration," he said.

Papandreou, for his part, appeared cautiously upbeat about the prospect of European Union leaders offering Greece concrete support when they convene in Brussels on Thursday. "We fought our first battle, the battle for credibility and we won it. We convinced people that we are turning our words into actions," he said. But elsewhere in Europe, support for Greece appeared divided. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, whose country holds the EU presidency, stressed the importance of showing Greece "trust and solidarity." European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to overcome domestic concerns and contribute to a rescue deal for Greece or put the entire Euro-zone at risk. "We can't carry on as we are, as this would threaten the stability of the Euro-zone and encourage speculation," Barroso told a German newspaper. Merkel stuck to her guns though, noting that the EU should only bail out Greece when it's "on the brink of bankruptcy, which luckily it is not at the moment."

22.03.2010. With unenlightened plutarchy: Greek economy 'to worsen' in 2010. Rally tomorrow. The protest is backed by IWW and anarchists in general.

With unenlightened plutarchy: Greek economy 'to worsen' in 2010. BBC reports: Greece's economy is in a "vicious circle" and will contract more severely than the government says, according to the country's central bank. The Bank of Greece (BoG) said economic output in 2010 will fall by 2%, worse than the government's prediction of between 1.2% and 1.7%. BoG says the recession will be worse due to planned public spending cuts. The report comes ahead of a European Union summit which may discuss Greece's economic crisis. BoG said that it approves of Athens' strategy to bring down the country's budget deficit, but that the impact will be worse than first thought.

"The Greek economy has fallen into a vicious circle with only one way out: the drastic reduction of the deficit and debt," the Bank's annual monetary policy report says. The report warned that the Euro-zone's economic recovery remains fragile, having relied to a large extent on fiscal stimulus, which must gradually be reversed as it is leading to large budget deficits. The report said: "The economic policy that has been announced is the start of this effort. "Its efficient implementation will lead to a virtuous circle that will bring the Greek economy back on a sustainable growth orbit."

European aid. Greece's budget deficit last year was 12.9% of GDP, more than four times the limit under Euro-zone rules. There have been conflicting reports about whether Euro-zone countries will discuss Greece's plight at a summit on Thursday. Germany has irritated some of its European partners with its opposition to a financial aid to help Greece overcome its debt crisis, believing that Athens itself can solve the problem. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Sunday that the European Union was ready to "do what is necessary to preserve the stability of the Euro-zone".

Yet, in a radio interview, she said she opposed any move by EU leaders to take a firm decision on the Greek question at Thursday's summit, as Greece does not need money at the moment. Financial markets have intensified pressure on Greece, which must refinance more than 50bn euros (£44.8bn) in debt this year, including more than 20bn euros by the end of May. Athens must now pay roughly twice the interest that Germany does to borrow money, and has asked the EU to either guarantee loans or lend money outright if Greece cannot raise the funds it needs at reasonable rates.

Rally tomorrow. Members of the civil servants' union ADEDY are to hold another rally in central Athens tomorrow to protest the government's austerity measures. The rally will come a week after the previous civil servants' march in the capital which was marred by violence. ADEDY, which has staged three 24-hour strikes in a month, complains that cuts in the public sector are "unfair and one-sided." The protest is backed by IWW and anarchists in general.

Lawyers' strike. Lawyers are to walk off the job for three days this week after the coordinating committee of the country's bar associations called strikes for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in protest at an increase in value-added tax on their services. The committee criticized the government for failing to address problems in the legal sector, including a huge backlog of cases.

Terror probe. Police honing in on 15 suspects, two currently in jail. Counterterrorism police who have intensified their search for members of a new generation of terrorist groups following the death of a 35-year-old suspected terrorist in a shootout in southeastern Athens earlier this month are focusing on 15 suspects, sources have told Kathimerini. Two of the suspects are believed to be in jail, the sources said. Police stepped up their investigation into the suspected involvement of Lambros Fountas in terrorist activities after a posthumous search of his home turned up a detailed map of the capital's police surveillance cameras.

Migrant camps. Minister heralds border units. Deputy Citizens' Protection Minister Spyros Vougias said yesterday that a new migrant reception center would be up and running on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos by summer and that another unit would open in Evros, near the Turkish land border, by next year. Both the units are to replace now-defunct centers that have drawn the criticism of human rights organizations. Local authorities at the borders have said they do not have the resources to deal with a relentless influx of undocumented immigrants.

More about the bomb attacks during the weekend, Kathimerini reports: Bomb targets Aliens Bureau. A powerful homemade bomb detonated outside the building housing the Athens Aliens Bureau on Petrou Ralli Street on Saturday afternoon, causing damage but no injuries. Police cordoned off the area after an anonymous caller phoned in warnings to Eleftherotypia newspaper and Alter private television channel at around 3.30 p.m, warning that a bomb would go off at the bureau's premises. The blast occured 15 minutes later, damaging the wall and fence around the building, a bus shelter and nearby shop windows and leaving a crater some 1.5 meter deep in the ground. According to police forensic experts, who were examining the remnants of the device for leads to the perpetrators, the bomb had been placed in a plastic bag near the bus shelter.

Earlier on Saturday, a bomb exploded outside the home of a Pakistani community leader in the run-down district of Aghios Panteleimonas, near the city center, which has a burgeoning population of immigrants. The blast caused no injuries. There had been no claim of responsibility for either of the attacks by late yesterday. The blasts came just one day after a powerful time bomb detonated outside the central Athens offices of the extreme-right Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn) organization, causing significant damage but no injuries. An unidentified caller telephoned Eleftherotypia 25 minutes before the blast, prompting police to evacuate the building, which is on busy Socratous Street, near Omonia Square, as well as a neighboring hotel and surrounding roads. There had been no claim for the attack on the Chryssi Avgi offices by late last night.

21.03.2010. Brown Cards to a so called "anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists, and to Nicole Itano and Global Post, that report about the situation in Greece:

"The wealthy should pay!" "No to working to the grave!" "We must become their crisis!" According to the ideology of the left, Greece's massive state debt is the result of thievery and corruption by the country's wealthy elite — and it's the wealthy elite who should suffer now to pay it off. The language and analysis of international class struggle is still a powerful force here. Increasingly too, the European Union is seen by the left as a tool of capitalism. "Their goal is to weaken the worker to increase the wealth of employers," said Nikos Theodorakis, a 27-year-old protester and communist.

Perhaps only in Greece, birthplace of democracy and origin of many English words describing forms of political organization, does everyday political rhetoric regularly refer to the "plutocracy" (government by the wealthy) [read plutarchy, rule by the rich] and the "oligarchy" (government by a small group) [rule by a few]. "The crisis should be paid by the oligarchy, not the democracy," shouted a man with a bullhorn at one recent protest. "War against the plutocracy," read a sign at another. These days the streets of central Athens are adorned with political slogans in dueling black and red. In Greece, communists generally use red spray paint, while anarchists leave their messages in black. "Molotovs not loans," scrawled one anarchist on the wall of a bank. "Their wealth, our blood," remarked a communist.

AIIS reports: The fight against the unenlightened plutarchy over Greece and other places, is the fight of the International Workers of the World and anarchists in general, as long as the fight is non-authoritarian and non-ochlarchical, i.e. without mob rule broadly defined. In general tagging of slogans on other people's rightful possessions without permission is ochlarchist, authoritarian, and thus the opposite of anarchist. Persons tagging as described above are thus not anarchists, but are authoritarian socialists, i.e. marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and they have got Brown Cards from IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement.

Furthermore Molotov cocktails should be used only in pure self defense, and this is not the case in Greece in the present situation. Other use of Molotov cocktails, i.e. as called for by this so called "anarchist",  is terrorism, ochlarchist, the opposite of anarchist. The so called "anarchist", calling for "Molotovs not loans," is in reality a marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchist, the opposite of anarchist, and this person also has got a Brown Card from IAT, meaning this person has been expulsed from the anarchist movement. The same goes for all other so called "anarchists" with similar behavior in Greece and other places. They are not members of the anarchist movement!

In general: Terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks, also with Molotov cocktails, and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists", are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

Anarchists and ochlarchists are as mentioned opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Nicole Itano and Global Post do is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Nicole Itano and Global Post get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. The marxist ochlarchists also get new Brown Cards, but since they are not anarchists, they are not expulsed. The IAT-APT can of course not expulse people from the anarchist movement that not are members.

Terrorist Squad probes bomb hit at Aliens' Division. One of the security cameras of the police building has recorded the movements of those who planted a bomb a bust stop outside the building housing the Aliens' Division. The footage is under investigation, while according to information, the perpetrators were two. The terrorists reached the place on a car. The co-driver stepped out and left a bag with the explosive device at the bus stop. The police officials are trying to figure out the moves of the terrorists before and after the hit. The blast caused serious damage to a shop situated opposite the Aliens' Division. Police is investigating whether the last three terrorist hits are associated with each other.

20.03.2010. A new Brown Card to BBC. Bomb blasts by suspected rightwing and leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchs resepectively, plus arson attacks by the marxist group Revolutionary Memory Patrols.

BBC reports. Second blast hits Greek capital. A bomb has exploded outside the home of a Pakistani community leader in the Greek capital Athens - the second blast in the area in less than 24 hours. Police said there were no injuries, but some damage was done to the entrance of the apartment building and three cars. On Friday, a bomb damaged the office of a far-right anti-immigration group [Chryssi Avghi = Golden Dawn]. No group has said it carried out the attacks, but there have been numerous bombings attributed to far-left or anarchist groups in recent years. Recent attacks have targeted banks and government buildings. Greece has faced severe anti-government protests and rioting since police shot dead a teenager in December 2008. In the latest attack, police were able to seal off the area after anonymous warning calls were made to a Greek TV station and a newspaper 15 minutes before the explosion.

The IAT-APT suspects that marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists are behind the bomb attack Friday. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. The anarchists are of course very much against "Chryssi Avghi" (Golden Dawn) and their racism, but they should be fought by direct actions, not terrorism, see http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The criminal activities of "Chryssi Avghi" (Golden Dawn) should also be investigated by the police. Terrorism, a form of ochlarchy, is very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn the terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism.

Against the lies from BBC, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: The so called "anarchists" mentioned by BBC is in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. These marxist, extremist ochlarchists have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists!

Terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks and similar, a form of ochlarchy, is very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn the terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists", are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

Anarchists and ochlarchists are as mentioned opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as BBC does, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The red and brown marxist extremist Big Brother propagandastation BBC gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. The marxist ochlarchists also get new Brown Cards, but since they are not anarchists, they are not expulsed. The IAT-APT can of course not expulse people from the anarchist movement that not are members.

The bomb attack that BBC reports about is by probably done by rightwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, getting dark Brown Cards from IAT-APT.

Bomb blast next to detention centre's wall, by suspected rightwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists. A strong bomb explosion was reported at 15.58 (13.58 GMT) Saturday outside an illegal migrants processing and detention centre in downtown Athens. The bomb was planted in a bus station next to the wall of the centre. Earlier, an unidentified caller phoned a local newspaper and television station warning of the imminent explosion, while also reportedly providing information on the exact spot where the bomb was planted. Before the phone call, a guard at the building reported seeing a suspicious object and later discovered the explosive device.

A bomb went off on Saturday evening outside the building housing the Alien's Division of the Greek Police. The blast caused minor damage to nearby shops. In the meantime, another bomb blast was reported in the early hours of Saturday outside the house of the vice president of the Greek-Pakistani community and board member of the immigrants forum. Earlier, there had been a call to Eleftherotypia paper and ALTER private television warning of a bomb blast at police department housed in the same building with the Alien's Division. Prior to the warning call, the guard outside the building had taken notice of a suspect object. Upon approaching it, he realized it was an explosive device. He informed the authorities immediately. The explosive devise was a time bomb placed inside a box. Bomb experts and members of the antiterrorist squad rushed to investigate the site. No organization has yet claimed responsibility. Probably marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchs are behind the blast, according to AIIS.

Arson attacks. A previously unknown marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchy group calling itself Revolutionary Memory Patrols yesterday claimed responsibility for a bloodless firebomb attack on an annex of the Culture Ministry in the central Athens district of Exarchia on Thursday and arson attacks yesterday on six parked cars in the district of Kypseli, near the center. The arson attack in Kypseli destroyed the vehicles and started a fire but caused no injuries. Firemen managed to extinguish the blaze before it could spread to adjacent vehicles and buildings. In a related development yesterday, police were investigating a suspected arson attack on a school in the Olympic Village, north of Athens. The fire, which broke out in a staff room at the school, caused serious damage.

19.03.2010. Two bomb blasts by suspected marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists. Brown Card to BBC, etc. Ad doctors and nurses' strike. Health concessions.

Ministry blast by suspected marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists. A homemade explosive device planted outside an annex of the Culture Ministry in the central Athens district of Exarchia early yesterday caused minor damage and no injuries when it detonated. Bomb disposal experts gathered fragments of the device, which had comprised two gas canisters, and were examining them yesterday in a bid to find leads to the perpetrators. The IAT-APT suspects that marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists are behind the bomb attack. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis.

Bomb blast against neo-nazi-organization 'Chryssi Avghi' office, no injuries. A bomb exploded early Friday morning at the 5th-floor office of the "Chryssi Avghi" (Golden Dawn) ultra-right youth organization off downtown Omonia Square in Athens, causing damage but no injury as the area had been cordoned off by police following a warning call to an Athens daily. The bomb exploded at 8.46 a.m., and 22 minutes earlier, at 8.24 a.m., an anonymous caller telephoned Eleftherotypia newspaper warning that "A bomb has been placed at 48 Socratous street, on the 5th floor at the Chryssi Avghi offices" and will explode in 25 minutes. The caller urged that the building be evacuated as well as Socratous street and an adjacent hotel. Police were immediately alerted, who cordoned off the area. The explosion caused material damage to the Chryssi Avghi offices and the building, and broke windows in surrounding buildings.

According to early reports by police, the bomb had a time mechanism, and had been left in the hallway of the 5th floor. Security Police bomb disposal experts and counter-terrorism squad officers are conducting an on-the-spot investigation. No organization immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The IAT-APT suspects that marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists are behind the bomb attack. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. The anarchists are of course very much against "Chryssi Avghi" (Golden Dawn) and their racism, but they should be fought by direct actions, not terrorism, see http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The criminal activities of "Chryssi Avghi" (Golden Dawn) should also be investigated by the police.

Terrorism, a form of ochlarchy, is very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn the terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism.

BBC reports: Bomb hits Greek far-right group. A makeshift bomb has caused significant damage to the office of a Greek far-right group in Athens, police say. A local newspaper received a warning shortly before the bomb exploded outside the fifth-floor office of the group, Chryssi Avghi. No injuries were reported and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Chryssi Avghi, which means Golden Dawn in Greek, has reportedly been accused by left-wing groups of attacks against immigrants and anti-racist militants. The device that exploded early on Friday was packed in a shoe box, reports said. There have been a number of home-made bomb attacks blamed on Greek far-left militants or anarchists. Recent attacks have targeted symbols of the state and banks. Greece has faced severe anti-government protests and rioting since police shot dead a teenager in December 2008.

Against the lies from BBC, the IAT-APT and AIIS report the truth: The so called "anarchists" mentioned by BBC is in reality marxist leftwing extremist terrorist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. These marxist, extremist ochlarchists have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus not anarchists!

Terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks and similar, a form of ochlarchy, is very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn the terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists", are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb and arson attacks and similar, in Greece, not now and not before.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things...

Anarchists and ochlarchists are as mentioned opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as BBC does, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. The red and brown marxist extremist Big Brother propagandastation BBC gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation. The marxist ochlarchists also get new Brown Cards, but since they are not anarchists, they are not expulsed. The IAT-APT can of course not expulse people from the anarchist movement that not are members.

Ad doctors and nurses' strike. Health concessions. Minister says cuts won't apply to overtime for doctors, nurses. Health Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou yesterday pledged that the cuts to benefits heralded in the government's latest round of austerity measures would not apply to doctors' additional duty shift hours nor to nurses' overtime hours. The minister added that 36 million euros in outstanding payments owed to nursing and hospital staff at state hospitals would be disbursed by Easter. Xenogiannakopoulou also said that she would promote demands by nurses to be included on a list of arduous and hazardous professions offering early retirement and benefits. The nurses' demand to join the list, which currently includes dozens of professions ranging from coal miners to hairdressers, is "justifiable," the minister said.

18.03.2010. Brown Cards to so called "anarchists"charged for brutal attacks on Yiannis Panagopoulos, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs, and not anarchists, and to Greek police and Kathimerini.

Brown Cards to so called "anarchists"charged for brutal attacks on Yiannis Panagopoulos, in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs, and not anarchists, and to Greek police and Kathimerini, that reports:

Three identified over assault on union chief. Three men, aged 32, 33 and 37, are to be charged in connection with a brutal attack earlier this month on Yiannis Panagopoulos, the head of Greece's largest private sector union GSEE, it was revealed yesterday. Panagopoulos was beaten and his clothes torn as he prepared to address a crowd of striking workers in central Athens on March 5. There were accusations that members of unions affiliated to the Communist Party (KKE) and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) had been involved in the attack but both parties denied this. The police suspect that at least two of the men have anarchist links. The 32-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of arson in the past while the 33-year-old was arrested after violence at a soccer match. The 37-year-old had no criminal record but was arrested for fighting with police shortly after the attack on Panagopoulos. None of the suspects was named.

The so called "anarchists", charged for brutal attacks on Yiannis Panagopoulos, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, and not anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Kathimerini, the Greek Police and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Kathimerini and the Greek police get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "anarchists", charged for brutal attacks on Yiannis Panagopoulos and falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. They also get Brown Cards from IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. These Brown Cards mean the marxist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists", charged for brutal attacks on Yiannis Panagopoulos, are expulsed from the anarchist movement. Violent attacks on persons, be it police or Yiannis Panagopoulos, unless proportionate in pure self defense, is clearly ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above, and http://www.anarchy.no/directaction.html . The anarchists condemn the violent attacks and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchs/ochlarchists and put them in jail!

Unemployment at 10.3 pct. Up to 12% by the end of March? The unenlightened plutarchy rules so far in Greece. Greek unemployment jumped to 10.3 pct in the fourth quarter of 2009, from 7.9 pct in the corresponding period in 2008, the National Statistical Service said on Thursday. The statistics service said the number of unemployed people totaled 514,401 in the October-December period last year, up 121,733 from the same period in 2008, while the number of employed people totaled 4,476,806. Unemployment was higher among less educated people, while Southern Aegean (13.2 pct), Eastern Macedonia-Thrace (12.2 pct) and Western Macedonia (12 pct) recorded the highest unemployment rates among the country's regions. Northern Aegean (5.3 pct), Western Greece and the Peloponese (8.7 pct) recorded the lowest unemployment rates.

Unemployment among first-time job seekers totaled 25.8 pct of total unemployed people, while long-term unemployment accounted for 43.3 pct of total. The statistics service said 87 pct of unemployed people were seeking full-time employment, while part-time employment remained a low 6.2 pct. The Greek Employment Ministry's forecast on employment is rather gloomy, since the National Statistical Agency has suggested that unemployment will shoot up to 12% by the end of March.

There is "zero chance" of Greece leaving the Euro-zone [where the unenlightened plutarchy rules very much], Prime Minister George Papandreou said yesterday after suggestions by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that members should face expulsion if they do not comply with the euro's fiscal criteria.

Grigoropoulos trial. The court in Amfissa, central Greece, that is hearing the trial of the two policemen involved in the shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 yesterday rejected an appeal by the two new prosecution lawyers for a one-week suspension so they could get up to speed with the case file. Nikos Konstantopoulos and Zoe Konstantopoulou have taken over the case after the two previous prosecution lawyers quit after a dispute with the judge over legal procedures. Judge Angelita Papavassiliou said that she would consider a request by Grigoropoulos's mother, Gina Tsalikian, to testify for a second time.

Bomb hoax. Police cordoned off the roads around central Syntagma Square yesterday after an anonymous caller phoned in to warn that two bombs had been planted in the area – one in a car parked underneath the main offices of the Finance Ministry and the second in a garbage dumpster outside Parliament. Police searched the area but found no suspect devices. The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax.

17.03.2010. Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and Kathimerini. Strike wave grips Greece.

Strike wave grips Greece. An ongoing strike wave has gripped Greece, since employees are escalating their reactions to the new financial and pension measures taken by the government. There will be no night shifts in several public hospitals, since the meeting held between the Health Minister and the public hospital doctors fell flat. Hospital doctors are withholding their labor, although Ms Xenogiannakopoulou pledged to pay December's night shift wages. The IWW and the anarchists in general back this strike.

ADEDY, the umbrella union of civil servants' union, is as mentioned planning to stage yet another demonstration in the coming week, protesting the wage cuts in the public sector and the imminent changes in the pension system. A nationwide strike on Thursday by gas station owners will apparently not include vendors in Crete and the prefectures of Thessaloniki and Grevena, as the petrol station owners' federation appears divided in two. Meanwhile, taxi drivers in the greater Athens area are also set to hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday. A demand by both sectors, according to reports, is to overturn a decision whereby petrol stations and taxi drivers will be obliged to issue receipts to customers. IWW and the anarchists in general don't not support these strikes.

Meanwhile European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso offered his backing to the Greek government's efforts, following his meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou. Barroso expressed his conviction that the measures announced by the Greek government would succeed and that Greece would manage to bring its deficit down to 4%. After terming the Greek government's achievement as remarkable, Barroso addressed the Greek people and told that the decisions taken by the government were correct. The Euro-zone is not here to create problems but to offer its aid, added he. "Barroso is a representative of the EU and Euro-zones unenlightened plutarchy, and his analysis is wrong," a spokesperson of the World Economic Council told AIIS.

Greek Prime Minister, on his part, stressed he had a really constructive dialogue with Barroso. He thanked the European Commission President for acknowledging the progress made. "I briefed the Commission on the progress of our actions. We are ahead of the timeline. Key provisions, including the pension system, have been advanced. We took tough measures amounting to 2% of GDP in order to have the deficit trimmed by 3% by the end of 2010. The decisions are tough for the people of Greece, yet they are meant to give a boost to our country so as to safeguard a prosperous, viable and competitive economy in the future. Never has Greece asked for financial aid. Greece has called for support which was clearly given by the Euro-zone representatives," added he.

The members of the Euro-zone have agreed to the structure of a groundbreaking financial assistance package for Greece should it need it in its battle to restore the country's public finances, but the green light for the scheme will have to be given by European Union leaders, possibly when they meet at the end of next week, it was confirmed yesterday.

Brown Cards to so called "self styled anarchists", in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and Kathimerini that reports:

Strikes hit hospitals, power. Doctors said yesterday that they would continue a strike that has left several state hospitals operating on emergency staff as employees of the Public Power Corporation vowed to press on with protest action expected to cause electricity shortages across the country. Unionists representing protesting doctors said they were planning to scale up their action after emerging unsatisfied from a meeting with Health Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou. The minister pledged to disburse outstanding pay for additional duty hours worked by doctors by early next month. This is not soon enough for the union, which is expected to intensify work stoppages, leaving an increasing number of hospitals across the country handling only emergency cases. Several hundred union members staged a peaceful protest outside the Health Ministry in central Athens in the early afternoon yesterday.

Meanwhile Public Power Corporation workers, who occupied the main offices of the Manpower Organization in Alimos, southeastern Athens, on Monday, launched a 48-hour strike that is expected to lead to brief blackouts in Attica and elsewhere. The PPC workers, who have accused the government of "unfair, disastrous and absurd policies," are protesting a freeze on scheduled hirings at PPC as well as bonus and holiday pay reductions. In a related development yesterday, civil servants joined a protest rally by their union ADEDY, which claims that the government's austerity measures have unfairly targeted the public sector. The rally was marred by isolated outbreaks of violence involving self-styled anarchists hurling rocks at police who responded with tear gas. ADEDY, which has staged three 24-hour strikes over the past month, has already called another protest rally for next Tuesday and warned of fresh strike action on a date to be set soon. In Thessaloniki, teachers protesting cuts to holiday pay also staged a march. Gas station owners are due to stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow, in protest at increases in fuel tax.

The so called "self-styled anarchists", throwing stones at the police, are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. They are not self-styled, but styled by Orwellian Big Brother lie-machines as Kathimerini, outdated dictionaries, etc. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists, as Kathimerini and others do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. Kathimerini gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for spreading the above quoted disinformation.

The so called "self-styled anarchists", throwing stones at police, and falsely posing as "anarchists", are in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists - and not anarchists. They also get Brown Cards from IAT-APT, according to the Oslo Convention. These Brown Cards mean the marxist ochlarchists falsely posing as "anarchists", the so called "self-styled anarchists", are expulsed from the anarchist movement. Violent attacks on police are ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist, see the notes on "Anarchy is optimal order" and "What is an extremist..." above. The anarchists condemn the violent attacks on police and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. The so called "self-styled anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. IAT-APT has a.o.t. used the "litmus test" of 14.10.2009 in this analysis. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

16.03.2010. Protests and strike, backed by IWW. ADEDY, which hold a rally in Athens on Tuesday, represents about 500,000 civil servants out of a total Greek labour force of 5 million. Workers at Public Power Corp, Greece's biggest electricity company, begin a 48-hour strike on Tuesday to protest against wage and pension cuts of at least 7 percent. The state-controlled company's labour union, GENOP, will shut down some power plants but will stop short of disrupting power supply, its leader said. "Some units will be taken offline but we don't want a single light bulb to go out, at this stage," GENOP president Nikos Photopoulos said. Although labor unions have threatened to step up protests, opinion polls show just over half of Greeks back the government's effort to cut a ballooning debt and budget deficit. A survey published on Sunday showed 50.1 percent of those questioned believed the government's cutbacks are along the right lines while many said unions should be restrained in their opposition until the crisis is over.

15.03.2010. DNA results of blood from Dafni shoutout released. Map of cameras fuels terror fears. Power cuts?

DNA results of blood from Dafni shoutout released. DNA examination of blood stains from a shootout with police last week in the Dafni district of Athens in which a 35-year-old gunman was killed has positively indentified the blood as belonging to the dead gunman, but does not identify with genetic material taken from the sites of recent terrorist attacks, police announced on Monday. Police said the blood belongs to 35-year-old biologist Lambros Fountas, and not to his accomplice at the time of the shootout, as initially believed by police, who suspect that the accomplice was also injured.

Map of cameras fuels terror fears. Counterterrorism police officers have stepped up their investigation into the suspected terrorist activities of a 35-year-old man who was killed in a shootout with police in southeastern Athens on Wednesday, following the discovery at the man's home of a map of the capital's surveillance cameras. According to police, the sketch pinpoints all the capital's street cameras and includes notes regarding the scope and blind spots of each camera's lens. The sketch is said to have strengthened police suspicions that Lambros Fountas was a key member of a major terrorist group, probably the marxist leftwing extremist Revolutionary Struggle, which has claimed responsibility for a string of terrorist hits in recent years, including a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the US Embassy, the murder of a witness protection officer and the detonation of a car bomb outside the Athens Exchange. Police are now stepping up their efforts to locate a possible hideout and have intensified surveillance of the dead man's relatives and close friends. Officers are also examining a set of keys found at Fountas's home in Ambelokipi, near central Athens.

Power cuts? A 48-hour strike by employees at the Public Power Corporation, due to begin tomorrow morning, is likely to result in electricity shortages in many parts of the country. The workers, who are to meet at the end of the scheduled strike late on Wednesday to plan further action, object to austerity measures that trim their bonuses and holiday pay and have accused the government of "unfair, disastrous and absurd policies." The IWW and anarchists in general agree!

13.03.2010. G. Papandreou: "People's sacrifices will bear fruit". EU 'nearing' Greece bail-out deal. Strike action. Eleven ochlarchists charged with violence, ADEDY calls rally for Tuesday 16.03.2010. The IWW backs the strike. And more.

G. Papandreou: "People's sacrifices will bear fruit". Greek Prime-minister calls for Greek people unity in the battle to bail out the country's economy reassuring them that their sacrifices will bear fruit and the country's picture will change in 3 years. Mr. Papandreou said , in an interview with daily "Ta Nea", priority is placed in restoring the country's credibility lost in the criminal selections of the previous government and underlined his recent contacts abroad and efforts to crack speculative practices. He also stressed that the government will meet the challenge to uproot bad practices of the past that led the country in the present situation, adding that he would no longer put up with blatant favouritism , privileges of the few, disregard of society, provocative rise to wealth, illicit profiteering and tax evasion. 

"The cost Greek people are paying for the criminal selections in previous years is very high. We had to take painful decisions , unfair for many people. But it would be more unfair to let the country undefended in the hands of speculators, unable to pay salaries and pensions and meet basic obligations", said the Prime-minister."Top priority is placed to bail out our country's economy. The first and mandatory step to look forward to the future", said Mr. Papandreou, adding that he would not allow blatant favouritism and priviledges of the few to be named justice, disregard of the big part of society named justice, provocative rise to wealth named civilization, illicit profiteering named entrepreneurship.

The Prime-minister committed himself to give a permanent battle for the country and stated determined to clash with the deeper causes that the led the country to the present situation. "We call all Greeks to participate in this new course to rebuild our country on firm ground. We only rely on the unity of the majority of Greek people and nowhere else. I reassure all Greeks that their sacrifices will bear fruit", said Mr. Papandreou. The Prime-minister called for Greek people unity in the battle against tax evasion and illicit profiteering that are the two top targets. The Prime-minister notes that Greece is again participating in the formulation of developments concerning itself and Europe adding: "Our partners recognize our willingness to correct the wrongdoing in our country but also see that Greece could not be left alone in the battle against globe speculation.

BBC reports: EU 'nearing' Greece bail-out deal. The EU is poised to reach agreement on a potential multi-billion euro bail-out for Greece after weeks of crisis, senior officials have told the BBC. They say the rescue package would be available if Greece asked for assistance to finance its huge deficit. Euro-zone ministers are expected to finalise a proposal setting out a range of options as early as Monday. Greece has not requested help so far. The EU says no deal has been agreed but technical work is continuing. Greece is struggling to deal with a 300bn euro ($419bn; £259bn) debt. It needs to raise about 20bn euros ($27bn) on bond markets to refinance debt maturing in April and May. Its deficit is more than four times higher than Euro-zone rules allow. Austerity measures aimed at reducing it have provoked public anger.

The crisis has also undermined the euro. The BBC's Gavin Hewitt in Brussels says the hope is that the proposed deal will be there as a last resort, and the funding will not actually be needed. Germany and France would be the main backers, with no contribution from Britain and other non-euro countries, our correspondent adds. European media reports say options being considered include the provision of loans to Greece and a bond issue guaranteed by Euro-zone countries. Officials are quoted as saying that the aid could amount to 25bn euros.

'Speculation'. Any potential rescue package will be hugely controversial in Germany where there is strong opposition to helping Greece, our correspondent adds. It would also have to avoid the possibility of a challenge from country's supreme court. The German finance ministry denied the reports on Saturday. Reuters news agency quoted a ministry spokesman as saying: "We are not aware that this is being planned." European Commission spokesman Jonathan Todd said: "The commission stands ready to act if necessary. Technical work is ongoing and has not yet been concluded. All the rest is speculation." Alongside the relief package, the commission is working on tougher rules to monitor fiscal discipline among Euro-zone countries, said Olli Rehn, the commissioner for economic and monetary affairs.

"The Greek case is a potential turning point for the Euro-zone," he told the Guardian newspaper, adding that failure would "do serious and maybe permanent damage to the credibility of the European Union". The deal would have to be constructed to get around rules governing the euro currency which prohibit a bail-out for a country on the brink of insolvency. Greece's austerity measures have sparked protests and nationwide strikes. European Union rules state that no nation in the euro bloc should have an annual budget deficit which is higher than 3% of its gross domestic product. Greece has pledged to reduce its deficit from 12.7% to 8.7% during 2010. Its long-term plan aims to cut the budget shortfall drastically, to less than 3% by 2012.

Forensics probe terror connection. Police forensic experts yesterday were comparing the fingerprints and DNA of a 35-year-old man killed in a shootout with police in southeastern Athens on Wednesday with forensic evidence gathered from the sites of various terrorist attacks and bank robberies. Police were examining the contents of a cell phone and laptop found at the home of Lambros Fountas in the district of Ambelokipi, near central Athens. Officers also raided the homes of Fountas's relatives and those of individuals believed to have had links with the 35-year-old. Among the individuals summoned by police to testify is a woman alleged to have been romantically involved with Fountas over the past three years. According to sources, the woman claims to have had no inkling of the 35-year-old being involved in terrorist activities.

Police yesterday also interviewed the director of a private diagnostic clinic in Ambelokipi where Fountas worked. According to the director, Fountas had asked to take Thursday off, saying that he had to take his mother to her hometown. This revelation is believed to have confirmed police suspicions that the 35-year-old had been involved in plans to carry out a terrorist attack on that day. Fountas and another two suspects were seen trying to steal a car from the southeastern district of Dafni early on Wednesday. Fountas was killed in a shootout with police who surprised the suspects. Based on the results of forensic tests carried out on evidence found at the scene, police believe that one of the other two suspects had participated in a recent attack carried out by Revolutionary Struggle.

Grigoropoulos judge quits trial. The judge presiding over the trial of two policemen charged with the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia in December 2008 quit yesterday, complaining that the prosecution lawyers had cast doubts about her impartiality following her questioning of testimony given by a witness to the shooting. "I cannot take anymore. My impartiality has been questioned before the trial has even begun," Angelita Papavassileiou, said. She condemned the behavior of lawyers on both sides, accusing them of "turning this court into a wrestling ring even though I know you drink coffee together." Papavassileiou's withdrawal came after the two prosecution lawyers said they would quit due to the judge's interpretation of some laws. It is unclear who will preside over the court on Wednesday when the trial is to resume with testimony from a friend of the dead teenager who had been with him on the night of the shooting.

Anti-war protesters gathered... Anti-war protesters gathered outside the Defense Ministry yesterday after it was announced that Greece would complete the purchase of four submarines from Germany as part of a deal that allows shipbuilder Abu Dhabi MAR to buy a 75 percent stake in Hellenic Shipyards.

Strike action. Eleven ochlarchists charged with violence, ADEDY calls rally for Tuesday 16.03.2010. Eleven ochlarchist youths, including a minor, faced a prosecutor yesterday after their alleged involvement in violence that marred Thursday's demonstration in Athens by some 30,000 workers protesting the government's austerity measures. Five of the young men face criminal charges of grievous bodily harm and illegal weapons possession. The civil servants' union, which claims its members have been unfairly targeted by the measures, yesterday called another protest rally for Tuesday. The IWW backs the rally.

Bomb hoax. Police cordon off Parliament. Police cordoned off the road around Parliament yesterday after an anonymous caller phoned in a warning that a bomb had been planted at a florist's shop adjacent to the Parliament building. Bomb disposal experts found no suspect devices. On January 9, a bomb exploded outside Parliament, causing minor damage but no injuries. The anarchists condemn the bomb hoax.

OA protest. Former employees of Olympic Air were last night locked in talks aimed at ending a payoff dispute that has kept the General Accounting Office closed for more than a week. The protesters, who had also closed Panepistimiou Street in central Athens, are demanding that the government sign a decision taken by the previous New Democracy administration that would secure them another job in the public sector or a generous payoff.

Glezos apology. The 22-year-old riot police officer who sprayed tear gas at the World War II resistance hero Manolis Glezos during a protest last Friday met the 87-year-old yesterday to apologize. The officer, who was not named, was accompanied by the head of the riot police squad Spyros Papaspyros. Glezos suggested that cadets should be given history lessons as part of their training and agreed to deliver two speeches to trainee riot policemen.

12.03.2010. Unemployment at 10.2%. IWW resolution. Greece debt: EU agrees bailout deal. Anti-terrorism squad probes fatal shoot-out. Manhunt to track down second suspect continues. Greece recovers from austerity protests.

Unemployment at 10.2%. Greek unemployment jumped to 10.2 pct of the workforce in December 2009, from 8.9 pct in December 2008, the National Statistical Service said on Friday. The statistics service, in a report, said the number of unemployed people totaled 505,110 in December, up 16.3 pct from a year earlier, while the financially non-active population totaled 4,323,071. The number of employed people totaled 4,457,657 in December 2009, down 0.1 pct from December 2008. The statistics service said unemployment among women was more than double compared with that among men (14.8 pct and 6.9 pct respectively), while the age group between 15 and 24 years old (28.9 pct) recorded the highest unemployment rate. Ionian Islands (15 pct), southern Aegean (13.6 pct) and eastern Macedonia-Thrace (12.5 pct) recorded the higher unemployment rates among the country's regions, while northern Aegean (6.9 pct), western Greece (7.0 pct), the Peloponese (8.4 pct) and Attica (9.2 pct) the lowest rates.

IWW resolution: "The unenlightened plutarchy is ruling the Greek economy more and more," a spokesperson of the International Workers of the World, told AIIS, and added: "The IWW calls for new and more broad based direct actions, i.e. based on the people in general, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income -- the people: workers, farmers, students, pensioners, etc. -- a) against the unenlightened plutarchy, and b) for proper demand management broadly defined, in line with the resolutions of the World Economic Council, see the WEC."

The Guardian.co.uk. reports: Greece debt: EU agrees bailout deal. Exclusive: Germany plays pivotal role in potential Euro-zone rescue package for Greek debts. The Euro-zone has agreed a multibillion-euro bailout for Greece as part of a package to shore up the single currency after weeks of crisis, the Guardian has learnt. Senior sources in Brussels said that Berlin had bowed to the bailout agreement despite huge resistance in Germany and that the finance ministers of the "Euro-zone" – the 16 member states including Greece who use the euro – are to finalise the rescue package on Monday. The single currency's rulebook will also be rewritten to enforce greater fiscal discipline among members. The member states have agreed on "co-ordinated bilateral contributions" in the form of loans or loan guarantees to Greece if Athens finds itself unable to refinance its soaring debt and requests help from the EU, a senior European commission official said.

Other sources said the aid could rise to €25bn (£22.6bn), although it is estimated in European capitals that Greece could need up to €55bn by the end of the year. Germany, the EU's traditional paymaster, but the most reluctant to come to the rescue of a fiscal delinquent in the current crisis, has played the pivotal role in organising the rescue package, the sources added. "There have been quite intensive preparations under the eurogroup. We have the ways and means to do it," said the senior official, asking not to be named because of the subject's sensitivity. "It will be a co-ordinated approach of bilateral contributions [between EU governments] … A bilateral contribution can be a loan or a loan guarantee. The guarantees will facilitate the kind of funds potentially needed in this context."

The rules governing the operation of the single currency proscribe a bailout for a country on the brink of insolvency. Berlin, in particular, has been worried that any bailout of Greece could be challenged in its constitutional court. The senior official said the agreement – which will not involve any contribution from the UK taxpayer – had been tailored to respect the bailout ban and avoid a supreme court challenge in Germany. Alongside the financial relief package for Greece, the European commission is rushing through tougher rules for the Euro-zone, using powers conferred by the recently enacted Lisbon treaty to try to establish a system of rigorous "budgetary surveillance" of all 16 participating countries. The aim is a new regime of "reinforced economic policy co-ordination" in the EU. "This is the essential lesson that has to be learned from the Greek case," Olli Rehn of Finland, the new commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, told the Guardian (and four other European papers).

"The Greek case is a potential turning point for the Euro-zone," said Rehn in the interview. "If Greece fails and we fail, this will do serious and maybe permanent damage to the credibility of the European Union . The euro is not only a monetary arrangement, but a core political project of the European Union … In that sense, we are at a crossroads." While ready to bail out the Greeks if only on terms of "rigorous conditionality", European leaders are hoping that the rescue will not be needed, that the draconian package of austerity measures announced by Prime Minister George Papandreou will be enough to calm the markets and stabilise the euro. EU leaders are to rule next week on whether Papandreou is doing enough to slash the 12.7% budget deficit by four percentage points this year, part of his ambition to cut the deficit by 10 points over three years.

Rehn said he would unveil new proposals next month, enshrining a new single currency regime of "rigorous surveillance of national budgets" and that Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency, would need to be given formidable new auditing powers over the books of Euro-zone member states, a demand that may be resisted by EU governments. "That's the hard core of our proposal. [The surveillance] should be automatic," said Rehn. "We have an immediate corrective instrument for the Greek case, plus another framework to prevent new Greek crises." Inside the commission, officials are confident that Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, supports the tough new regime being plotted. Schäuble, who uses a wheelchair and is currently in hospital, and will not attend key meetings in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday.

Schäuble enjoys a longstanding reputation as a European integrationist and is said to have played a central role in shaping the Greek bailout plans despite widespread hostility to any such moves in Germany. Over the past week, he has sparked a major debate by calling for a European Monetary Fund to underpin the currency, and yesterday stoked more controversy by proposing that serial sinners in the Euro-zone could be expelled from the single currency club. The EMF concept is for the long-term and a new rule enabling expulsion from the euro club would require the Lisbon treaty to be re-opened, a nightmare for most after labouring over it for almost nine years. While senior figures in Brussels believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel and Schäuble are intensely serious about establishing an EMF, they also suspect they are using the idea to assuage hostile public opinion in Germany and "prepare a short-term fire brigade operation for Greece".

ANA-MPA reports: Anti-terrorism squad probes fatal shoot-out. Officers from the anti-terrorist squad on Friday continued an investigation into a shootout early Wednesday morning in which a 35-year-old gunman was shot dead by police during the exchange, with the probe examining possible urban terrorist links. Two police officers exchanged gunfire with at least two suspects in the central Athens district of Dafni after apparently breaking up an attempt by the two suspects to steal a car. The fatally shot suspect was identified as Lambros Fountas, whom authorities believe was affiliated with violent so-called "anti-establishment" or "anti-state" cells. Fountas is listed as a biologist and was employed by a well-known medical diagnostic centre in Athens, while both of his parents are physicians. Results of ballistic testing on the handguns and cartridges found at the crime scene were released on Thursday. The weapon found next to Fountas was identified as a "Z