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Not a struggle for the refugees, but with the refugees: Anarchism at work in Greece.

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We can imagine a horizontal and happy future for everybody - but we cannot impose this on society. The society has to come towards us, talk about it, prepare the revolution and manifest the revolution, as a society, not as an anarchist political organization. The society will do the revolution, not the anarchists. The anarchists will be there to offer their power and bodies to this struggle, but society has to decide: do we want totalitarianism, or do we want anarchy? There is no other question at this time.

Live from Athens, cultural activist Tasos Sagris discusses the political and social work of anarchists in austerity-era Greece - to provide support and mutual aid to the victims of capitalism and war, to defend the people from fascist and state violence, and to build and occupy the framework for a new, horizontal society, against capital, and for each other.

Tasos and Void Network were featured in the New York Times article Anarchists Fill Services Void Left by Faltering Greek Governance.

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Tasos Sagris

Tasos Sagris is a poet, activist and member of the anarchist collective Void Network.

 

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