Tuesday, November 30, 2010

50,000 students protest in Rome

Italy Students Protest

THOUSANDS of students rallied in Rome on Tuesday to protest against proposed cuts to the university system.
Up to 50,000 students formed spontaneous processions throughout the capital in a concerted attempt to "paralyse" the city, dubbed "Block Everything Day," organisers said.
According to the Italian Students' Union (UDS), "more than 400,000 thousand students are rallying throughout Italy."
Police in riot gear blocked all entrances to the Chamber of Deputies, where ministers prepared to vote on the reforms, and officers were forced to redirect traffic as the city centre was brought to a standstill in several areas.
Bewildered tourists looked on as traffic was rerouted through the area around the Trevi Fountain, which is usually only open to pedestrians.
"Hundreds of initiatives against the university reforms are being organised throughout the country: sit-ins in faculties, on roofs and monuments as well as traffic disruption," the UDS said in a statement.
"These initiatives have just one aim: to block the proposed cuts and reforms and save the public university from death," it added.
Thousands of students had gathered early in the morning at the Sapienza University, before marching towards Rome's historic centre under a banner saying: "What Future in this Rubble?"
Protesters disrupted traffic in other major Italian cities across the country, from Turin to Palermo, while students blocked the tracks at stations in Milan, Pisa and Venice.
In Naples, protesters took advantage of the garbage crisis to throw the debris lining the streets at the doors of the regional government office.
Students and academics are outraged over cuts of around $12 billion and 130,000 jobs in the education system that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government has vowed to carry out by 2013.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
Watch live streaming video from agitprop at livestream.com

A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)