For us here in Cyprus, Villa Amalias Squat is a source of ideas and practices as well as a form of resistance. We have been maintaining close relations with them for many years now and have participated in various activities organised by Villa Amalias Squat; activities which have influenced us as persons and activists.
Solidarity to Villa Amalias Squat
Immediate release of the 8 detainees.
Για εμάς στη Κύπρο, η Βίλλα Αμαλίας αποτελεί μια πηγή ιδεών και πρακτικών, καθώς επίσης και μια μορφή αντίστασης.
Εδώ και χρόνια διατηρούμε στενές σχέσεις συμμετέχοντας σε δραστηριότητες της κατάληψης, η οποίες μας επηρέασαν σαν άτομα και σαν ακτιβιστές.
Once again, the State is trying to terrorise by means of sudden raids against occupied self-organized spaces.
Villa Amalias squat is housed in the building of Heyden and Acharnon street for 22 years. Within the squat hundreds of political and cultural events have been held (concerts, theatrical performances, screenings etc), while the anti-commercial culture that opposes the culture of sale and profit, power and property has found its place. It is clear now, after so many daily attacks against the antiauthoritarian/anarchist movement, that the antisocial forces of economic and political authoritarianism aim at silencing the movement, at limiting the public discussion in the agenda that is determined solely by the mainstream media and the Nazis, at prohibiting self-organized actions that start from below and outside political parties.
According to info published on Athens Indymedia, 8 comrades from the occupation were detained, and a search is being conducted in the building by the forces of state repression. Already, 200 have gothered in solidarity at Acharnon Street opposite the occupation.
We express our solidarity to Villa Amalias and to the comrades who struggle in this free social space.
PS: We understand the joy of the faithful servants of the system of power, as we observe the far-right blogs, as well as the mainstream news sites joining forces, slandering and cheering for the “success” of the suppressive State. We promise that the delight of the enemies of society will not last forever.