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.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Athens: Revolutionary Struggle case trial – In dedication to Lambros Foundas LAMBROS February 10th, 2012
The role of the judges, as well as this court of course, is to protect the classist interests of the bosses, the wealthy and their lackeys and henchmen, who are none other than the police officers. And this demonstrates the hypocrisy of the state justice, because when judges and other officials of the regime talk about the value of human life, they mean exclusively the lives of their class peers, those that they themselves are serving, i.e. the same people who comprise the economic and political Power, and those that are protecting them, namely the members of police force. For the judges and this court, valuable is the life of thugs and praetorians of the regime, such as [the cops] Mantzounis, Margellos, Stamos, all who are trained and paid to assault, torture and kill. And even more valuable for this court is the life of individuals like the former Public Order Minister Voulgarakis, who is hated by the people. According to the classist ‘justice’, the value of human life is measured in terms of class position of every one of us; measured by whether it serves the Power and the criminal regime called capitalism and market economy.
Lambros Foundas will be remembered as a freedom fighter who gave his life preparing for yet another Revolutionary Struggle’s blow against the regime. He gave his life so the occupation of the Greek government, the IMF, the ECB and the EU could not pass; so the current junta of the State and the Capital could not pass; so the new totalitarianism that the economic and political elite wants to impose worldwide, on the occasion of the global financial crisis, could not pass. Lambros Foundas gave his life fighting to make the crisis an opportunity for the Social Revolution. On the contrary, Lambros Foundas’ murderers Andreas Haskis and Theodoros Koumarapis shall remain recorded in history as mercenaries and members of an assassins’ mechanism.
They shall remain recorded in history as stooges of an unjust and criminal regime, stooges and lackeys of those who loot, oppress and exploit the people. Just as this court will be recorded in history as a special court that hears revolutionaries and combatants who are fighting for the destruction of capitalism and the State, as a court representing the traitors of the people, the contemporary collaborationists who are at the service of the supranational economic elite. It is our duty as members of Revolutionary Struggle to vindicate Lambros Foundas in this court of the class enemy. Besides that, the political responsibility claim for our participation in Revolutionary Struggle was a matter of course, in order not only to stand up for our organization, but also to defend our comrade. For us, his comrades in Revolutionary Struggle, Lambros Foundas is not deceased. He is in our blood and the air we breathe as fighters.
He is within our goals and objectives. He is identified with our organization and our struggle. Every day, every moment, he is present. HE IS IMMORTAL.
The members of Revolutionary Struggle Pola Roupa, Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis