Dimitris Koufontinas, who has been on hunger strike since the 8th of January, and whose health is now in critical condition, is facing his calculated extermination, a clear political choice made by the government of New Democracy. The state mechanisms, which have been investing on fascistization, brutal exploitation and the intensification of repression against any form of social resistance, attacking constantly the anarchist movement, are now carving a horrific reality on the body of the hunger striker.A reality in which the life of a political prisoner is weighted on the scale of the far right political agenda of a regime in generalized decay. These power-thirst tyrants, who have decided to condemn the hunger striker in death, are the ones who have been imposing impoverishment and concentration camps, where small children are endangered by cold, and have bred trafficking in every form, from sexual exploitation to child abuse. They are the ones who have been arresting and beating hundreds of people every day all over the country, because they “dare” to protest.The prohibition of political protests, while the workers are crowded in the working places and public transportation, proves that, for those in power, the pandemic is nothing else but a tool of imposition. The deaths of thousands of people during the pandemic are the result of their policies, oriented towards profit and control, that led to the dissolution of the public health system and have imposed the overcrowding workplaces and markets. The authoritarian operations, in the form of curfews, attacks against protesters, continuous persecutions and the upgrading of charges, are steps towards the establishment of modern totalitarianism. The escalating social rage is at the moment expressed by the continuous and persistent mobilizations of hundreds of people, mainly from the anarchist movement, against repression and in solidarity with the hunger striker, but also by the mass protests against the restructing of public education. It is expressed through smaller and larger acts of resistance, which will multiply.The hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas and the possibillity of him losing his life while in the hands of the state, is a point of no return. For the authoritarians, who will ratify in this way the imposition of the fascist state by declaring a war with unpredictable consequences, having a political prisoner as their first casualty. For the people of the struggle and the whole society that will find against them the murders of Koufontinas, their oppressors, totally unconstrained.
Dimitris Koufontinas must live
His struggle must win!
Anarchist Political Organization – Federation of Collectives