ATHENS- POSTER FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY COMRADE LAMBROS FOYNTAS
Dancing in the celebration of war
In the war which is raging you are next to us
… in the hard times you never abandon the city, in the good times you didn’t gain any interests, in the desperate times you didn’t fear anything…
…you gave your battles choosing every mean, you fought with rage and devotion, with self-knowledge and conscience, without fear of death and with faith in life, sometimes like a wolf and other times like a tree you searched the human inside you but also around you and you never aligned yourself but you followed you unique entropy…
… pre-defined for you to be in the orbit of the stars, why, star, do you care about the dark? roll happily beyond this time, may its unhappiness be for you foreign and far away! your shinning belongs to the furthest world, mercy should be for you a sin! only one order counts for you: that you are true…
for the comrade and revolutionary but above all the wonderful Human Lambros Foundas
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LAMBROS OUR COMRADE!
Friday, March 12, 2010
The struggle of those who fight against all forms of power, who are anxious that each moment should not be wasted and who stubbornly maintain the belief that we are capable of creating a free and non-authoritarian world, is as distant from any kind of mythology or fiction as the earth is from the moon.
This struggle has had, has and will have countless casualties; dead, captured, and people who desist because they lose hope or compromise themselves because the powers that be have found the low or high price to buy them off.
Those seeking saints, martyrs or messiahs, or heroes and mythical beasts, are ultimately no different from those who do not miss the opportunity to point the finger at the scoundrels, the black sheep, the criminally suspect and those who politically have already lost. Both the superior beings depicted by one side and the extremist creatures from the other are equally expendable. In either case the purpose is to keep everyone sedated and docile, despite what the proponents of either side might claim.
Some ecstatically speak of those 'sacrificed', while the others piously try to measure the political loss. It is of little importance whether this convergence is achieved due to fanaticism or delusion, ignorance or expediency, for reasons of political visibility and survival or practising dogmatism. Those who are supposed to object shout to convince everyone that they have unfinished business with them, but this fraud is difficult to conceal. But so be it. This scenario is true and played to death, but the beaten path is always the most secure. Always? Or maybe it is not?
The following words, and those preceding them, are not the product of an obligation or sense of duty. Nor are they part of any revolutionary obituary. They are far away from and hostile to any attempt to mythologizing, ownership, engaging or disengaging, against the mud slung and the depreciation, which authority is already trying to spread after the disclosure of the identity and photograph of a dead "terrorist" following a gunfight with cops in Daphne. Lambros Fountas, who fell dead in a shootout with the crew of the police squad car in the area of Daphne is known for his anarchist activities.
From his years as a high school student he was socially active and would later join the anarchist group MAVRO AGATHI (Black Thorn), who issued the DROMI TIS ORGIS (Streets of Rage) 'zine/pamphlet/serial. He was active and participated in marches, rallies, social conflicts, demonstrations, flyposting, discussions and social events.
(Streets of Rage) 'THE MAGAZINE
He was one of the thousands of young people not enrolled at the time with any political youth party involved in the student occupations, demonstrations and clashes prior to and after the murder of Professor N. Temponera in Patras. Those young people were inspired by the insurrectional events of January 1991 as well as anarchist ideas and practices that they appropriated with a vitality which words are incapable of describing. The anarchist group Black Thorn, until its dissolution, participated in the Co-operation of Anarchist Groups and Individuals for Social Solidarity and Diverse Action.
During the occupation of the Polytechnical University of Athens in 1995 for the anniversary of the 1973 Uprising, Lambros Fountas was among the 504 who were arrested by the repressive state forces that invaded the university grounds on the morning of November 18th. He was, therefore, among so many young people of a generation that the politically correct were quick to describe as lost. Among all those who chose their partners' hand and travelled the 1990s from protest to protest, from roadblock to roadblock, standing in solidarity with passion in every social aspect, who chose to confront power with their rights and their wrongs, their differences amongst themselves and their stubbornness, confounding the authority that wanted them to simply be passers by in the social struggles. Not that there weren't any such people. Quite the contrary. Since then I have met up with Lambros and been side by side many times in marches, roadblocks and clashes.
We solemnly believe that what the people who fight leave behind them, is what they really contribute and is not superficial to the liberation process from the shackles of oppression and exploitation. This is a legacy that transcends any needs, decisions and choices.
Because the means are not an end in themselves and don't differentiate those fighting, but rather reveal possibilities, they don't sanctify those who choose one or another form, nor do they put anyone on a pedestal. There are no unknown comrades who have been unfairly lost. Nor is the point principally, in these situations, the search for operational errors.
Equally, however, we do not agree with the logic that explanations are the privilege of priests, initiates or those well-educated in internal affairs or with those who deal with cases and craft scenarios all the time, that the answer may begin and end with motto: loss is a necessary evil. Our position must be straightforward and outspoken.
We close, saying goodbye to Lambros with an Indian wish (and certainty):"The next time (we meet) will be better!"
"Anarchist Archive of Athens 11/3/10 complitle translate actforfreedomnow in memory and honor to my friend and comrade lambro.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
IN (GREECE) 10/3/11
ONE YEAR FROM THE DAY OF THE ARMED CONFLICT IN DAFNI, ATHENS
WHERE THE REVOLUTIONARY LAMBROS FOUNDAS FELL FIGHTING.
The best political honour
for a comrade who lost his
life in the struggle
is to continue his struggle.
For us, his comrades in Revolutionary Struggle, he is not dead. He is in our blood and the air we breathe
as fighters. He is in our objectives and our aims. He is one of the organization and our cause. Every day,
every moment he is present. HE IS IMMORTAL.
Concentration on March 10 at 16:00 at Kalogiron Square
in Dafni and progress to the point where the comrade Lambros Foundas gave battle with the cops.
Kostas Gournas, Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis
This is an extract from a letter by the imprisoned comrades of R.S. Kostas Gournas, Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis
The rest will be published soon.
"We honour the revolutionary, guerilla, member of Revolutionary Struggle, Lambros Foundas who fell fighting in an armed clash with the dogs of the State a year ago today.
The State and its soldiers are slowly taking the mask off supposed legality and are executing and imprisoning those who do not submit to their laws and fight for dignity and freedom.
We are prisoners of the Greek prisons, we know very well that there is no justice inside police cells, courtrooms and the slum prisons.
It's time for the rest to wake up ...
Freedom to the members of Revolutionary Struggle, comrades in arms and comrades of Lambros Foundas, Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis, Kostas Gournas.
Free the 3 anarchists Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vangelis Stathopoulos, Christoforos Kortesis prosecuted as participants of Revolutionary Struggle and deny the charges.
Freedom to those in the cells ...
HONOUR FOR EVER TO LAMBROS FOUNDAS
Friday, March 11, 2011
March 10, 2010 ... a year ago this day ...
¨the valid killing of terrorist Lambros Foundas¨
(from newspaper reports at the time)
Lambros Foundas was definitely a terrorist.
For the terrorist State mechanisms of mass slaughter,
for those who want a peaceful society like a living cemetery,
for the rulers of an old world,
a terrorist for power,
liberator for the oppressed.
Lambros Foundas' vision of the revolution is not only the vision of Revolutionary Struggle, not only the vision of the anarchist movement, it is the hidden pole connecting the oppressed of the entire planet.
Thought. Selection. Action. Distance.
Target. Aim. Bang.
The choice to shape pathways.
The blood that fell to map out the roads.
HONOUR TO LAMBROS FOUNDAS MEMBER OF REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE ORGANIZATION.
FREEDOM TO THE MEMBERS OF REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE NIKO MAZIOTI, POLA ROUPA, KOSTA
GOURNA AND CHARGED IN THE SAME CASE SARANDOS NIKITOPOULOS, VANGELIS STATHOPOULOS,
One evening I was on my way to Navarino Square in Thessaloniki, Greece, when we saw people
hanging a banner for a certain Lambros Foundas. I heard the speaker talking about the way he was
lost. I did not know him. But I know that such a death should trigger explosions. Dignified life, heroic
death for such a young guy like this, with a wound in the chest. So simple.
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e believe that the death of Lambros Foundas by the uniformed murderers as well as the arrests of the six fighters for their participation or for their alleged participation in the Revolutionary Struggle, integral facts of their historical-social frame.-and Excerpt from the political letter to society from the Revolutionary Struggle members.
We consider them as the first and heavy losses in the new phase of growth of class war that has been signaled by the capitalistic crisis. We feel that Lambros did not simply leave one day of March,2010 but fighting on the eve of a general strike, while the six arrested as well as all the imprisoned fighters, are missing from us in the streets in these important as well as difficult days that have come, these days where the subversive-liberating argument must and can be applied with new intensity and momentum.
The three comrades who took responsibility for the actions of Revolutionary Struggle show that fighting for what you believe in is not a task that only the “elite” can take on.
Its in everyone that has suffered in the system that has been created to control us. The state knows they are the real terrorists and as long as no one is fighting back they have nothing to fear. Its time to show them enough is enough and attack it with all means available.
“And if the terrorists Papandreou and Chrysohoidis are laughing (in vain) about our arrests; if they believe they have thus guaranteed the necessary security for their social-fascist party to easily continue imposing their criminal projects on society, wagging their tails to please their American masters; if they are hoping they have eliminated a serious threat to their regime, we assure them that it will not be so easy to do away with us.
While we live and breathe, we will do everything possible to cause trouble for their antisocial, criminal projects.
And if our persecutors and this country’s political establishment believe they have all of society on their side, if they believe most people see us as a “social threat,” they are wrong.”