News From Warsaw: by Kolektyw Syrena and Kolektyw Przychodnia
14. November 2013 in Blog - alle Themen
We were ready, because we knew that the fascists aim for us to disappear. But we were ready also because we, the exploited, the deported, the evicted, or as they say, the freaks, the faggots, the illegals, have been defending ourselves for a long time already. Why?
The fascists attack the homeless, but it is the authorities that evict people onto the streets or send them off to live in plastic containers. The fascists hunt migrant families, but it is the authorities who marginalize them, make them illegal, construct closed detention centers and organize collective deportations. The fascists murder „niggers”, burn mosques and defame Jewish cemeteries, but it is the authorities who finance dropping bombs on Iraq and Afghanistan. In this system, the fascist militias only execute what the authorities initiate. Physical assaults on migrants, tenants, workers and squatters are a real part of the system that only hasn’t been written into law yet.
The struggles of our everyday are aimed to change this oppressive system: we block evictions, join worker’s strikes, support migrants’ hunger strikes, protest the war, fight privatization and corporate drilling projects. We break barriers and instead, we plant gardens and build inclusive communities.
When the media present these attacks as a „fight between the extremes”, they tout to the benefit of the oppressors. Above all, they pull a fog screen over the real extremes: the difference between the 99% of us who try to make ends meet to survive in this country and the authorities who relentlessly exploit us.
We will not appeal to the authorities for anything; for better equipment or human rights courses for the police, for more cameras on the streets, to legalize one thing or to delegalize another. For the authorities to delegalize the nationalist demonstration is to let the oppressor’s logic take the upper hand. Instead of delegalizing face covering on the streets, the authorities should take off their own masks: let them answer unmasked, why they create poverty instead of preventing its causes.
We direct this call to all people: Be ready, because our homes are neither the first, nor will they be the last: They will come for you too! History forbids us to be passive, don’t let fear overtake you, don’t wait until it’s too late, GO OUT ONTO THE STREET, LET YOUR ANGER BE HEARD!
November 13th, 2013