Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Athens, Greece: 16-year-old shot dead by policeman. Actions all over Greece

On Saturday 6th of December at around 10pm, two Greek policemen were in patrol in a central street by Exarchia square, in the center of Athens. They had a verbal argument with some young people who were there. During the argument, one of the cops pulled his gun and shot a 16-year-old guy twice. The victim was moved to Evangelismos Hospital to be found dead. According to eye-witnesses, the cop had been swearing against the young man, showing his genitals, before shooting him.

In a spontaneous response, thousands of people gathered in the centers of most of Greek cities. In Athens, people gathered outside Evangelismos Hospital, in order to prevent the cops from entering the building. A little later the riot police attacked in a street in Exarchia resulting to one person being arrested. The evening in Athens evolved with a spontaneous assembly in the Polytechnic University, a lot of riots in the whole center of Athens including attacks against police departments and banks, until the early hours of the next morning. Meanwhile, a spontaneous demonstration took place, but it was confronted by the riot police with tear gas. Three more University building, the Economic, the Pantion and the Law School have been occupied.Rallies, demonstrations, direct actions and riots took place all around the country. In Thessaloniki, a big spontaneous demonstration took place, while 2 Police Departments were attacked, several bank departments were burnt and Egnatia str., the main street, was block by burning trash bins for hours. Reports have been also posted about actions in Yannena, Iraklio Chania, Komotini, Mitilini, Xanthi, Serres, Sparta, Alexandroupolis and Volos.

Repost from the Independent Media Center.
Show your support to all those who oppose the Greek police state (and every police state of course)......these burning days and nights are for Alex. Solidarity is our strongest weapon..let's use it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grief,Trap Them,Heavensore,Formikation @ Texas club,Athens

I'm really bored to write a review for this show,so I'll just say a few things about each band and that's it! First of all,the show was really great,not too many people showed up 'cause it was on a working day but that's the way I like it! Anyways,Formikation opened the set for once more but I only saw them play their last three songs because I was late! Great as always! Heavensore were next,I had heard their name before but never got the chance to see them live. They are a progressive sludge metal/rock band,they played one 40-minute long track which,to say the truth,kinda bored the hell out of me! The opening riff dragged for too long and kinda lost its interest after a while...I will check them out again though cause they are capable for some really great songs! Trap Them literally destroyed the fuckin' stage! It was one of the bands that wanted to witness live 'cause I knew about the life-changing shows they put on! For those of you who don't know Trap Them,they have a lot of sludge/crust infuences,like His Hero Is Gone for instance and a lot of grindcore mostly Nasum-style,add some of their personal touch on the music and you got a fuckin' raging band! Grief were next,they're one of oldest sludge bands out there along with EyeHateGod.Pure hate for the human race and misery for this stale world is what they're all singing about! They played a long set which included all the great songs they've ever written,their stage presence was exactly as their songs....slow and heavy as fuck with tons of misery..fuckin' brilliant!
Well that's it for now...till next time....hate yourself for being part of the problem!