Official statement by the Indignants at Syntagma
Dear friends, brothers and sisters,
We are the ones that have fought for a month at Syntagma square in Athens. We organize ourselves with direct democracy excluding all political parties. Our voice is our everyday people’s assembly.
We are indignant because others decide for us without us and mortgage our future; they impose loans that do not benefit the people but the banks and governments’ interests. We are indignant because they terrify us using the deterrent of bankruptcy. Not only do they try to scare us but they also try to set people against each other.
- We do not want any more support loans.
- We do not want public property to be sold off.
- We do not want the medium-term program to pass.
- We do not want the socialization of losses and privatization of gains.
Unite your voice with ours.
They are using our sacrifices and yours so that few acquire wealth.
We are here today, you will be here tomorrow.
We take to the streets everyday.
Every Sunday hundreds of thousands of citizens gather at the squares of all Greece, Syntagma being the core.
The medium-term austerity program will not pass.
Journalists hush, we do not.
We urge all the people of Europe and all trade unions to organize solidarity and mutual support actions on the day of the medium-term program vote.
All together, so that we take our lives in our hands
A WARNING TO THE TROIKA, BANKS AND LOCAL OR FOREIGN PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS WHO DREAM OF OBTAINING GREEK PUBLIC PROPERTY
A revoked and dictatorial government that doesn’t represent the people of this country has just passed bills (Midterm Agreement, Implementation law) to sell up Greek public property and land, against the will of the vast majority of the people.
We inform those who look forward to an investing opportunity that we will, in a very short time, overthrow this government and all responsible will answer for their crimes against the people and the country. Their bills and signatures are not valid. They have not been validated by the Greek people and they will not be recognized by the people.
We warn any investor not to even think of coming near an auction or sale of our public property or land and furthermore not to purchase them. When we will regain the sovereignty of our country, they will lose whatever they purchased, and the money they paid in that illegal transaction will not be refunded.
Moreover we warn them that until we regain control of the country, in the process of defending our rights, as they are mentioned in the Greek Constitution and in the internationally recognized Peoples’ Rights, we will proceed to all necessary actions (through our self-organization) to annul and sabotage their investment
No prospective investor should, therefore, dare to go on with any bargain shopping of public property and land in Greece, unless they realize the high risk of their investment. In this case, their investment will be “welcomed” in the country where any time someone takes away the freedom of the people, someone like Kanaris is born or a bridge is blown up, like that over Gorgopotamos river.
*The People’s Assembly Syntagma 3/7/2011*