Greece: Members of Greek Communist Party raid squatted building housing refugees in Mytilene

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11.11.15: Approximately 20 members of the KKE (Greek Communist Party) wearing helmets and armed with metal bats have raided a former labor hire center in Mytilene that had been occupied by anti-authoritarians and refugees. The center had been operating as a self-managed space for refugees. The space was being entirely run by the refugees and had been a space to provide support for refugees and immigrants as well as organize demonstrations and solidarity actions.

The KKE are claiming ‘ownership’ of the building and are alleging that ‘severe damage’ has been caused by the occupation. The KKE are also claiming that refugees are still welcome to stay at the building however all the refugees fled during the violent raid and the building is now being guarded by KKE members. According to several sources the building was in fact originally owned by OAED (Greek Manpower Employment Organization), a labor hire company.

The KKE are despised by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in Greece for their Stalinist organizing practices and their collaboration with the previous government.

(article compiled from various Greek-language sources by Insurrection News)

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3 Responses to Greece: Members of Greek Communist Party raid squatted building housing refugees in Mytilene

  1. l8in says:

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  2. RedBlack says:

    I translated your article to Spanish and Italian.

    Español / Italiano
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    Grecia: Miembros del Partido Comunista Griego KKE desalojan edificio ocupado que albergaba a refugiados sirios en Mytilene

    Grecia: Membri del Partito Comunista Greco KKE sgomberano edificio occupato che ospitava rifugiati siriani in Mytilene
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    Español:

    11.11.2015: Aproximadamente 20 miembros del KKE (Partido Comunista Griego) vestidos con cascos y armados con palos de metal han desalojado un edificio originalmente centro de contratación de empleo en Mytlene que había sido ocupado por anti-autoritarios y refugiados. El espacio estaba siendo gestido enteramente por los refugiados y se había convertido en un espacio para proveer solidaridad y soporte para refugiados e inmigrantes así como para organizar manifestaciones y acciones de solidaridad.

    Los miembros del KKE están alegando que el edificio es de su ‘propiedad’ y que ha sufrido ‘serios daños’ a causa de la ocupación. El KKE alega también que los refugiados siguen siendo bienvenidos a quedarse en el edificio sin embargo todos los refugiados escaparon durante el violento desalojo y el edificio ahora está siendo resguardado por miembros del KKE.

    Según varias fuentes el edificio era efectivamente propiedad de la OAED (Oficina Griega de Empleo de la Mano de Obra), una compañía de empleo.

    El KKE es despreciado por anarquistas y anti-autoridarios en Grecia por sus prácticas de organización Stalinistas y su colaboración con los gobiernos en el pasado.
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    Italiano:

    11.11.2015: Circa una ventina di membri del KKE (Partito Comunista Greco) vestiti con elmetti e armati con mazze di metallo hanno sgomberato un edificio originariamente centro di collocamento occupato a Mytilene per anti-autoritari e rifugiati. Lo spazio era gestionato interamente per i rifugiati e serviva come spazio per provvedere supporto per rifugiati e immigrati così come per organizzare manifestazioni e azioni di solidarietà.

    I membri del KKE allegano che l’edificio è di loro ‘proprietà’ e che ha sofferto dei ‘danni seri’ a causa dell’occupazione. Il KKE allega anche che i rifugiati sono ancora benvenuti a rimanere nel edificio tuttavia tutti i rifugiati sono scappati durante il violento sgombero e l’edificio si trova ora sorvegliato e custodito per membri del KKE.

    Secondo fonti l’edificio era effettivamente proprietà del OAED (Ufficio Greco di Collocamento e Mano d’Opera), una azienda di collocamento.

    Il KKE è disprezzato da anarchici e anti-autoritari in Grecia per le sue pratiche di organizzazione Staliniste e la sua collaborazione con i governi nel passato.

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