[MGSA-L] January 19, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ANTIFASCIST ACTION In Solidarity with ATHENSANTIFA19JAN, Against Racism, Homophobia and Violence

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 11:15:39 PST 2013


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From: June Samaras <june.samaras at gmail.com>
Date: 10 January 2013 14:14
Subject: January 19, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ANTIFASCIST ACTION In
Solidarity with ATHENSANTIFA19JAN, Against Racism, Homophobia and
Violence
To: HELLAS-GREECE <HELLAS-GREECE at googlegroups.com>


        January 19, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ANTIFASCIST ACTION In Solidarity
with ATHENSANTIFA19JAN, Against Racism, Homophobia and Violence

NEW YORK CITY

Saturday, January 19, 1pm, Greek Consulate, 69 East 79th Street, New York City

In solidarity with the people of Greece and all the people of the
world who fight for justice, liberty, equality and freedom from
racial, sexual or other forms of discrimination we call for a rally at
the Greek Consulate General in New York on Saturday January 19, 2013.

>From New York City – one of the centers where the global financial
crisis is orchestrated – we watch in dismay the unraveling of the
social and political disaster in Greece and in Europe, in general. We
daily become witnesses to the cruel economic policies and the
systematic attacks against the weakest and most destitute groups of
our societies. Immigrants, refugees who flee the US wars in Asia and
minority groups, have been turned into scapegoats subject to racist
public policies, police violence and assaults by the Neo-Nazi squads
of Golden Dawn.

We condemn the Greek government and the EU for dotting the country
with concentration camps. In language lifted straight from the Nazi
lexicon – these so-called ‘closed-hospitality’ centers – house today
an unknown number of people with little or no access to basic rights
stipulated by international law. FRONTEX has turned the whole country
into a concentration camp because the EU lacks the will to implement a
responsible and humane immigration policy.

We condemn the police violence unleashed in every protest in the
streets of Greece. The heavy use of chemicals, the arrests of
civilians who resist the police brutality, the torturing of
antifascist demonstrators, make it clear that any adherence to the
basic principles and values of democracy has long been abandoned.

We condemn the Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and the mainstream media
that systematically conceal the crimes that Golden Dawn commit day
after day against Muslims, migrants, people of color, gays, leftists,
journalists and anyone who speaks up against them. We will resist
their attempts to make racism, religious fundamentalism, and
homophobia into a rule of life. We will resist their plan to rewrite
the historical record, as they do when they deny the Holocaust. We
will resist when they obstruct freedom of expression, as they did by
closing down Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi for offending
their sick moral order.

We fight against racism, religious fundamentalism, homophobia. We
fight for open and free societies and against any form of
discrimination. Join us for the rally at the Greek Consulate General
in New York on January 19, 2013.

Endorsed by Aristeri Kinisi (Greek-American Left Movement) NY, Syriza
NY, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, Antarsya NY, Queens Socialist
Alternative, Queens College Socialist Club (list in formation)

Contact information: aristerikinisiNY at gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/292675974168972/


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