Solidarity message to the women of the struggle on March 8th, Day of class memory, resistance and struggle
In Greece, since the summer, a widespread repressive campaign against the anarchist movement, the squats, the self-organized housing structures for refugees and migrants, the world of solidarity, social and class resistance is underway. This campaign is the spearhead of the state’s and the bosses’ attack to the plebeians of society, aiming to their terrorization and subjugation, in order to impose uninterruptedly state and capitalist barbarity.
In the context of the state’s sweeping repressive attack, repression is reminding us, the women of the struggle, that a special treatment is reserved for us. Alongside the fierce beatings and the chemicals, the cops’s attacks are targeting the women protesters, exerting sexist violence with gestures and insults. The homophobic attacks by riot police squads in Athens, the sexual harassment and threats by the cops who had camped in the neighborhood of Exarcheia, the brutal repression of women protesters and the sexist attacks and insults, the forced undressing and torture of protesters during these last months is a view of the future they reserve for all of us. Patriarchal violence will always be a weapon in the hands of repression to segregate the people from below and is still present as an integral part of state and capitalist barbarism.
In this context, the state attack is targeting immigrants and refugees, men, women and children, all those who are trapped in the concentration camps. The drownings, the deaths from the cold and the hardships, their mass imprisonment, constitute a constant crime against humanity that similar can be found only in the darkest times of colonialism and the great wars. Women refugees, the most vulnerable of the socially excluded, are the main recipients of intolerant rhetoric and capitalist exploitation.
This year, on the 8th of March, we will once again demonstrate as women who struggle alongside our comrades shouting: “AGAINST STATE REPRESSION NO TRUCE – NO SURRENDER!”. The bloody struggles of the women workers of the previous century show the way of resistance to modern totalitarianism.
We salute women’s struggles across the world: from Chiapas and Chile to Rojava and Turkey. As anarchist women, we stand with the words and actions of the struggling women that meet in a heightened fist and a gaze of solidarity, which arms our determination to destroy every form of human oppression, and to build together a world of equality, solidarity and freedom.
AGAINST STATE, CAPITAL AND PATRIARCHY
NO STEP BACK! NO PASARAN!
Group against patriarchy
Anarchist Political Organization Federation of Collectives