SOCIAL STRUGGLES ARE NEITHER LEGAL NOR ILLEGAL: THEY ARE JUST
On Saturday, 4th September, five Serbian anarchists, members of the Anarcho-syndicalist Initiative, were arrested and accused for the solidarity attack against the Greek embassy in Belgrade, which took place in support with Thodoris Iliopoulos, a hunger striker at the time.
Their arrests were essentially announced in advance, when the Serbian president Boris Tadic apologized to the Greek ambassador (Greece comprises the key investor of Serbian economy, with 2,5 billion Euro per year) and assured him “the serbian state would do everything in its capacity to identify and punish those responsible for the attack accordingly”.
The Serbian state (and the socialist coalition government) in complete harmonisation with the international climate of repression against the social movements chose to charge the five comrades with participation in an action of international terrorism.
The barbarity of modern bourgois democracy is the same everywhere…
For us it is insignificant whether they are “guilty” or “innocent”.
We ought to respond not only to the arrest of our comrades but also to the charge of international terrorism that aims directly against the international resistance movement.
We stand in solidarity with the five Serbian comrades, we stand in solidarity to each person that revolts and resists state power and global capital, the only true terrorists.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE 5 SERBIAN ANARCHISTS
SOLIDARITY FOR A GLOBAL ANARCHIST MOVEMENT
UNTIL THE FINAL VICTORY
Open assembly of anachists for a unified multiform movement
[the translation is independent, and we are not part of the Open Assembly. thanks for the help of Occupied London]
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