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Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot

News ArchiveI would say this riot was mind blowing. Then again, I am from America. Notice I didn’t say “protest” but riot. The Greeks say to me, “we don’t protest.” Rock and Motherfucking Roll. It was a bit like Seattle revisited without the robocops and National Guard. My Big Fat Greek Riot

By warcry
Infoshop News
May 11, 2006

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody knows rolls with their fingers crossed.
Everybody knows that the war is over,
Everybody knows that the good guys lost.

Everybody knows that the fight was fixed
Everybody knows that poor stay poor and rich get rich…
Everybody knows…

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody’s got this broken feeling…

Everybody knows, that’s how it goes
Everybody knows that its now or never
Everybody knows that its me or you.
And everybody knows that you live forever…

Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old black Joe still pickin cotton
for your ribbons and bows.

Everybody knows that the plague is coming
Everybody knows that its moving fast…

Everybody knows that the scene is dead
but there’s going to be a meter on your bead

Everybody knows that you’re in trouble
Everybody knows what you’ve been through…

Everybody knows it’s coming apart
Take one last look at this sacred heart
before it blows….

Everybody knows…
…that’s how it goes.

“Everybody Knows” –by Leonard Cohen


I would say this riot was mind blowing. Then again, I am from America. Notice I didn’t say “protest” but riot. The Greeks say to me, “we don’t protest.” Rock and Motherfucking Roll. It was a bit like Seattle revisited without the robocops and National Guard.

The route of the European Social Forum Protest had been negotiated between the ESF and police. The anarchists or black bloc or whomever merged into the march until it was time to strike.

Then they moved fast from target to target. With the police scrambling on foot after them.

I had no idea that molotovs could sail so far through the air, until I saw the roof of the dark blue police bus aflame with bright orange as if the sun itself had dropped a piece of it’s blazing wrathful vengeance; but no! It was a hit and run black bloc attack.

In the riot zone (state of mind as well as a moment) feelings find a voice. It is a feeling of no compromise. Each unrestrained initative manifested was attack as self-expression. The total rejection of State and society’s imposed prison of authority and capitalism. A rejection of the soulless misery we are supposed to accept and participate in and accommodate on a daily basis.

Sometimes the best defense is an offensive. This is war!

It was a life affirming attack on banks, cash machines, McDonald’s (“I’m lovin it”), Starbuck’s, and the life negating institutions that attempt to define our world. People criticize that this form of expression is counter productive and not creative, and perhaps there is in fact no “program” but the moment itself holds great clarity, passion, a definitive NO! Riot is a declaration of desire, a primal wild disruption. It is a feral release in the otherwise congnitive and spiritutal straitjacket of the system. Maybe we are no more than rattling our cages, our chains, but at least we don’t try to make the chains more comfortable and justify the system.

Maybe this is a good time to tell the joke I made up at the G8 last summer. Why do cops laugh at anarchists? Cause they’re a riot!

It wasn’t enough just to kick in the cash machine. They threw in molotov cocktails, so it was a flaming bank. A delightful study in aesthetics and revolt. The euphoria of black clad youth who will not be slaves to money. Setting a bank on fire and all manifestations of the Capitalist cancer is to attack the disease that kills. Destroy it before it destroys you.

One attack after another as Athens burned. The cops launched teargas and gave chase. I ran into Americans, all of us gasping for breath and tears streaming from the painful gas, but with joy we realized that “perhaps another world is possible!”

Yes, they say that because of Greece’s recent dictatorship and unique circumstances, they are able to riot in a hard core way, and there is truth to this of course, but America too has a revolutionary history which we are woefully ignorant of. We must remember what we are capable of.

Observations on the street include:
They overcame any fear, and were prepared. Also, very willing to go apeshit. Black block was unifed, and moved fast, except when they were breaking up asphalt to use in assault, or destroying surveillance cameras, attacking cop lines, etc., in which case they took their time. The Greek cops I noticed, were not so fast. They had heavy gear and could not catch up with the agile bloc.

I was told that during the Olympics many surveillance cameras had been installed, but subsequently burned by anarchists. This was amazing. How had we Americas so quietly accepted each creeping inch of fascism and its forms until the totality of State control was almost fully upon us? In the U.S protesters would be shot at by all sorts of potentially lethal weapons, never mind rioters.

I was reminded of Seattle, for it was also a moment when the System did not have total control. Our jailers were pissed about that. Seattle was explosive in part because we caught them off guard. The State has since reinforced its defenses. Tactics must evolve, especially in the post-9.11 “anti-terrorist” witch hunt climate where America’s best and brightest are labeled “domestic terrorists” or “eco-terrorists.” Be careful kids. Loose lips sink ships. But as the U.S military says, “Be all you can be” in the Revolution.

I must say this Greek riot which I thought was mind blowing, I was told was actually “mellow” by Greek standards. I was like, “you got to be kidding” but they were not. At the jail solidarity demonstration the next day, cops were again attacked by anarchists.

"...now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap.."
- Paris/Bush Killa

It is non-stop here. What a fucking great alternative to the political landscape I was used to in America, the land of the living dead, seething with compromise. Don’t even get me started on my experience with the vomitorium of the “American Left” that drove me crazy with their strategy of appeasement. My original plan had been to throw myself of a remote Greek island cliff but then I realized only lemmings did that. Besides it was too beautiful to die and one must fight for life and love. I’m sure there are some great people doing their best in the U.S, but I met a lot of assholes while I lived there. The Greeks assured me that they had plenty of their own, but at least for the moment, I felt great relief to be away from Amerikkka.

It was so excellent and inspiring to experience the truth of raw feeling in eruption manifest in the streets. I think the burning is in our hearts and it is important to not let the fire go out, but rather fan the flames. Don’t let anyone dampen your spirit. We too can unleash a feral uprising.

“Everybody in black look so good. Black flags in the air, anarchists in the hood.”
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Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 11:55 AM CDT
fuck yeah.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 12:30 PM CDT
Fuck Disneyworld!
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 06:20 AM CDT
I don't want to seem like I'm raining on Warcry's parade, in this case riot, but what else do Greek anarchists do? I'm not one for party programs, but are there any ongoing projects of note going on in the greek anarchist milieu(sp?)

-Gene

p.s. Wish I were there
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 09:59 PM CDT
there's definitely a lot of longterm work going on in Greece. I was there for 2 weeks last year and a netowork of anarchists there have a very high-quality paper put out every 2 weeks and available at regular newsstands around Athens and Thessaloniki.

There are many squats in both Athens and Thessaloniki that serve many different functions- daycares, infoshops, free skools, bars, show spaces...

They also have a very strong political prisoner movement, which I think is a big reason why they can afford to be so militant in the streets.

Athens Indymedia is really tight and many anarchists are also involved in immigrant rights struggles and the alter-global movement. I could go on, but there's a taste of what's happening there.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Renegade on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 02:05 PM CDT
yes! we must remember our revolutionary past. what was once a rebellion against the british monarchy has become Big Brother. if i lived in the time of the revolution and americas fight for freedom, i would have been proud to be american; now with the corruption, our once beautiful rebellion has become oppression. Now I am proud to be an anarchist. we must fight the powers of industry and government omni-control once again! rise up and take to the streets. I want to call my home state of Louisiana, LouisiANARCHY! what is slowing me down is lack of organization. if i can rally the punks here, we should be able to make this place a riot zone. i live in a parish called lafourche, southsoutheast of new orleans. I predict a riot

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~~~I know things~~~
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 06:04 PM CDT
I think it's about time anarchists got over the mythos of the United States' "Revolutionary War". This was not a revolution. This was a civil war between the ruling elite in the colonies and those back in England to decide who would govern the workers, the poor, and the slaves of the "New World".

Please don't forget that our "founding fathers" were all white, male, land and slave owners, and that in fact, these framers and leaders of our "revolution" enstated a draft in the earliest days of the "revolution" in 1775.

The "revolutionary war" like all wars fought for the interests of the rich, was one that exploited and destroyed the lives of the working class, women, and non whites. The bottom line is, there was never a "rebellion that turned into a police state." There was a war between the ruling elites that got many working folk killed to determine who would rule over them.

This country has never been free land since 1492. Let's get over it.
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 09:02 PM CDT
well, just as with the russian revolution, the french revolution, and any other revolution really, there was a massive, grassroots rebellion, followed by an elitist coup. just because the elitists took back control doesn't mean that some of the people fighting weren't revolutionaries... thomas paine, sam adams, thomas jefferson, and others of that era could fit very nicely into anarchist movements today.
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 10:53 PM CDT
Thomas Jefferson? He had 187 slaves and owned huge tracts of land. He was rich... not a revolutionary of any sort. In fact, his original speech for the Declaration of Independence was to place "pursuit of property" instead of "pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration.

And the same can't be said about the Russian or French revolutions. We're talking about a revolution of people (United States) that was instigated by white slave owning colonialists. It was never started by the poor. The first events of the revolution that triggered the war (Boston Tea Party, etc..) were comprised of white rich patriarchs. The events in Russia started from the people, and were coopted by the rich. The events in the United States were started by the rich, fought for by the poor and slaves, and won for the rich.

In fact, the "revolution" did actually lead to a people's uprising, it was called Shay's Rebellion, and it was the only near revolutionary act of that period. This was a rebellion that was led by the poor soldiers that didn't receive the benefits promised by the rich that started the war.

Furthermore, just several days into the war, after the announcement of the first draft in the new "independent" country, there were massive riots in Boston and other parts of Massachusetts. The famous chant that rang from the crowd was, "Tyranny is tyranny, may it come from who it may". This was a riot against the "revolution", against the draft, against the rich.

The anarchist movement in this nation is doomed if we continue to frame our ideas around the Eurocentric views that somehow this land was ever free under colonial rule, or that the U.S. flag ever stood for revolution, or that the
"Revolutionary War" was an actual revolution. These same notions are the ones that liberals hold, and that are held by people without an actual understanding of this history of this country.

When we get all nostalgic about the "Revolutionary War" and our "founding fathers" we spit in the face of the poor, slaves, natives, women, and others that were subjected to the horrors of this "free nation" since before it was born.
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 04:28 PM CDT
A few corrections in what you have said.

"Life, liberty and property" was phrase coined by John Locke. He saw property as being essential to liberty. What kind of property can be debated, but that's for a different place.

Adam Smith, the classical economist and proponent of the free market, coined the phrase "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of property".

Thomas Jefferson saw the pursuit of property as being something more akin to fuedalism than to liberty. He changed it to "...the pursuit of happiness".

Yes, Jefferson owned slaves and that is an atrocity. And I know this isn't an excuse, but he was a man of his time. And because of this, are we to toss aside any of the good writings and ideas he may have had. If we are, we should get rid of our Proudhon since he was an anti-semite and throw away our Kropotkin for his support of WWI.

Shay's Rebellion was not about unpaid benefits as much as it was about debtors prisons. When the farmers returned to their farms, they found that the banks demanded back taxes and payment. When the farmers couldn't pay they were either evicted or thrown in debtors prison. Since only land owners could vote, it was a way to disenfranchise those who owned small tracts of land but who were not the elite.

Daniel Shay, a captain in the Revolutionary Army, saw this as an injustice and antithetical to liberty. It was simply one tyranny (monarchal) substituted for another (class-based). He built a small army, around 1200 men, to shut down the debtors prisons. They would show up with arms and shut down the trials against farmers who could not pay their debt. Samuel Adams called in the Massachusettes militia and asked for assistance from other states to assist in squashing the rebellion.

This led the writing of the Constitution and the dissolving of the Articles of Confederation. In the Constitution, they made sure to make property rights an integral part. The drafters of it saw the masses as a danger to their property and "liberty" (aka privlege) and needed more authority in stopping popular uprisings.

But, going back to Jefferson, he wrote to James Madison, "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" in regards to Shay's Rebellion. Jefferson was opposed to the adoption of the Constitution.

Another interesting person from the American Revolution is Patrick Henry. He was known for his "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech. He was an outspoken opponent to the Constitution claiming it gave too much power to the federal government.

Sorry this post is long. I like history.

M~
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 05:09 PM CDT
Yes, Jefferson owned slaves and that is an atrocity. And I know this isn't an excuse, but he was a man of his time.

So was Suharto and Hitler and Somoza. John Brown was also a man of his time.
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 05:43 PM CDT
My point was that it was horrible that he owned slaves and it is inexcusable, but he wrote some very interesting things that do hold some importance. I guess saying he was a man of his time was the wrong way to phrase it.
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 08:29 PM CDT
Actually, more realisticly, John Brown was a man BEYOND his time. While the majority of white abolitionists were utterly racist and beleived in the re-settlement of Blacks back to Africa, Brown was one of the only that was vocal about full equality for Blacks, Natives, and women, and also was willing to fight and die to make that happen.
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 13 2006 @ 01:32 AM CDT
well, malcolm x also wanted blacks to be seperated from whites... just a thought
The Revolutionary War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 13 2006 @ 11:41 PM CDT
shay's rebellion was not the only debtors rebellion, just the most popular.

also, prodhoun being an anti-semite and jefferson owning slaves is not the same
thing. but still you have a point. if bakunin was an anti-semtic nationalist and
prodhoun was a sexist anti-semite and, and, and, why don't we throw them all
out?
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 04:30 PM CDT
You can't spell "patriot" without "riot"!
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 05:15 PM CDT
You can't spell "Anonymous" without US!
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 05:44 PM CDT
perhaps, what is desperately needed in the USA is a riot against the war and everything else which has led to mass disillusionment in the past few years (and beyond). it's been a while.

the problem is that we can't 'plan riots'; we can coordinate actions and strategies within demonstrations, but we can't simply issue a 'Call of for a Riot' at a demonstration...although a 'Call out for a Black Bloc' presumably has this aim in mind.

i think there are two major deterrants to riots in the USA:
1 - the overwhelming police state at demonstrations and the legal consequences. there is a pretty high likelihood of arrest if you want to try to fuck shit up in washington DC or new york city, for example. part of this also relates to the geography of american cities - the 'grid planning' and the ease of sealing off major areas for mass arrests.

2- the perception, among possible militant demonstrators, that they are isolated from the 'mainstream elements' in a demonstration, so that we not only have to contend with the police, but also with the moderate majority of passive protesters who will inevitably be abandoning us and condemning us.

at this point, we don't seem to have the numbers to organize militant demonstrations on a mass scale, in which all of the participants are on the same page. there have been attempts to do this (outside of 'mass mobilizations' organized by mainstream groups like united for peace & justice or ANSWER)...the experience, in my experience, has been a feeling of being outnumbered and isolated. the WEF protests in new york, 2002, were disheartening. there was a lot of organizing by anarchists, and a lot of anticipation, but when it came down to it, we were basically marginalized. or, going way back, the highly anticipated 'days of rage' organized by the SDS/weather underground in chicago turned out to be far from what organizers probably expected, in spite of the property damage and street battles.

at this point, maybe it's still wiser to ride the coat-tails of mass-mobilizations and try to radicalize participants through actions at these demonstrations.
the most inspiring example of this that i can recall was quebec city, 2001...approaching the security fence, people were informed to either join red (militant), yellow (semi-militant) or green (non-militant) contigents. amazingly, these contigents seemed to blur as the actions began, almost immediately with the tearing down of the fence, a solidarity was expressed throughout most of the demonstrators.

it's probably true that militant actions and spontaneous actions open up new possibilities and create new bridges of solidarity, even if only for the moment. i count myself as one who was radicalized in such a situation.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 03:21 AM CDT
worth noting that your most inspiring example isn't even in the US but in Canada.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, November 27 2006 @ 01:02 AM CST
At least you are thinking about it, rather than having given up
completely. At least you haven't given your imagination over to the
police state...

warcry
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 05:51 PM CDT
The Police State seems to be a lot weaker in Greece than in many Western european and American governments, and it's to the advantage of the libertarians. The EU (and its financial and corporate minions) made a terrible move to impose itself so quickly in Greece, as its gonna have a huge backlash there, and its just the beginning. While I was there last year, even average people as well as small businesses were upset about the EU and its imposition of foreign capitalistic interests. As long as the communists (authoritarian type) keep their head low, a nice little Revolution is on the way in this country...

Then it will be Bulgaria, Turkey,the Balkans, Central Europe, some parts of the old communist bloc, and South America, Spain and France at the same time... so the last step will be the anglo-white world! Okay, these are juicy dreams, but dreaming ain't a bad thing! ;)
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 08:12 PM CDT
i love you warcry and greek anarchists. does anyone know if warcry has a website or blog? shes awesome
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 08:40 PM CDT
furthermore, how many militant groups are left in the us?
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 09:17 PM CDT
TO THE AUTHOR, PLEASE READ: I have a question I've pondered for a
long time with all these greek actions and the obvious immediate desire
to go to greece and partake in them. Do you have to know greek? Do
people speak English there? Thanks for any response.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 11:34 PM CDT
i'm not the author, but if you are going to ANY country and you want to be taken seriously, you had better at least be trying to speak their language. yes, a lot of greeks probably speak some english, but you are coming into their home asking to take part in their actions. it's a matter of respect. one reason so many people dislike americans is the assumption that they will speak our language in their land. also, be sure they want you to join their fight before inviting yourself along.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 01:22 PM CDT
Yes, obviously I agree, however that doesn't change the fact that greek seems pretty hard to learn and the question is whether one should go there right away or not go there until they know greek.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 01:46 PM CDT
you don't have to speak same language to communicate with people ;)
and after a while, you will learn/develop common language to speak..
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 04:51 PM CDT
When I was in greece the anarchists were terribly friendly, and I only spoke english. That said, if you want to take part in one of these actions you should probably speak the language.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 09:49 PM CDT
"seething with compromise" is about the best description of contempo america
i've hear in a long time. it hits the nail on the head.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 10:13 PM CDT
Sounds like another chapter in the My favourite action by Greek anarchists was the video of the attack against what they called Headquarters of the Greek Riot Police http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=2005100216521889

The following video too http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20050913181016525
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 10:16 PM CDT
...another chapter in militant anarchy that is......
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 10:19 PM CDT
(smokestack)

Those greeks are so funny. Love their attitude.

Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 09:51 AM CDT
Hi I am Greek and just wanted to say that Protests in Greece and especially in Athens are some thing you will see at least once a week, and a serious event at least once per month. The situation here is that people protest for every thing, they do not take their rights for granted and are ready to defend them. The police won't take any action because if they arrest some one, the media will immediately picture them as Fascists and the other reason is that the police knows that if they arrest on anarchist then there will be battle on the streets every day or so until he/she is released.
From what I understand about the situation in the US there are some improvements to be made especially from a judicial point of view. Greece may be a poorer country than the US but there a smaller class distinction between the rich and the poor, at least in their mentality. I Greece you have a lot of lawyers that are ready for every thing to protect the rights of the citizens, instead of preparing cases against them. And this is one of the conditions that were required in order to have the liberty of protesting against the machine.

I also attached a link to a video of "anarchist outside a soccer stadium (often hooligans and Anarchist are one and the same in Greece :-)

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/pao/video/129645
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 12:54 PM CDT
arriba ultras!
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 01:21 PM CDT
Another reason I love Greek anarchists. Motherfuckers don't buy into that US skinny weak ass anarchist bullshit criticizing sports and anything preceived as "masculine". Motherfuckers gotta learn to start lifting weights and stop picking flowers and riding bikes.

GO STEELERS

-pgh anarchist
violence isn't "masculine"...
Authored by: g* on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 01:50 PM CDT
....but talking about weak ass anarchists is sexism
violence isn't
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 04:28 PM CDT
riding bikes helps you stay in shape silly.

it doesn't matter what your muscles are like when they they shoot at you.
violence isn't
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 04:37 PM CDT
but staying in shape makes you healthier. Excercising helps release endorphines and dopamine. It also helps clear you mind. If you gott run from an authority, it's better if you are in good physical condition.

Well, I'm off to the gym. Later.
violence isn't
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, June 19 2006 @ 12:12 AM CDT
how is the term "weak ass" sexist? are you suggesting that women are inherently
weak?
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 06:04 PM CDT
that and they spend less time chattering about "now I think you've just proven yoursel speciesist, as well as behaviourist and primitivist" and engaging in the two favorite hobbies of the North American anarchist: My splinter group is better than your splinter group and I'm more PC/inoffensive than you and instead just bring it.

We've got to realize here in N.A. that a lot of this uni jargon coming out is put out by folks trying to keep their $90K jobs by printing up some postmodern drivel. Increasing one's consciousness is one thing, feuding over imagined inequalities is another. Less talk, more Iraq.
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 11:43 PM CDT
Mets fan, right here.

...probably cause I'm used to being a loser...

- Jay Pee
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 11:13 PM CDT
Props to the Greek anarchists for another spectacular riot.

That said, they don't hold a candle to Nicaraguan students digging trenches and firing homemade motars at police as we saw this week.


Nicaraguan university students fire a homemade mortar at riot police during a protest in Managua, May 11,2006. Thousands of university students protested in support of a doctor's strike demanding a salary increase.

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Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 13 2006 @ 02:55 AM CDT
i m from greece . for the user whou asked before ... YES in greece the most peaple speak english ,so you have no problem to come.. also for the other user who say that anarchist and hooligans is the same in greece : this is wrong !! this is propaganda of the communism. so you don t accept lies. 4 people is in prison for what happends there .. please have your eyes open !
Warcry: My Big Fat Greek Riot
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 13 2006 @ 07:17 PM CDT
nicaragua is fuckin intense, the students use mortars at all the big protests, last year there were riots to get the government to give more subsidies to lower gas prices so the bus fares would go back down (which culminated in the president getting hit with bricks during a public appearence).