Εκδήλωση: "Για μια ΑΝΤΑΡΣΥΑ αντικαπιταλιστική και επαναστατική", Παρασκευή 19 Φεβρουαρίου, 7μμ, γραφεία ΠΟΕ-ΟΤΑ
NPA, November 29th at 6 PM, Paris
The government announced 289 people arrested and 174 put in custody. Regarding the NPA, we know that several dozens of our members were arrested, while they were attempting to demonstrate peacefully on République Square. It is also the case of members of Ensemble, Alternative Libertaire, Solidaires... Most of them are in the police precinct of Bobigny (near Paris), with about a hundred other demonstrators.
Several activists seem to be in custody, wothout our knowing where or why.
The gathering was literally attacked by the police, to the point where hundreds of demonstrators, beaten or teargassed, had to seek refuge in the adjoining streets. The government denounced "inacceptable violence" from the demonstrators. This lie is shameful.
The NPA commends the success of the demonstrations in many towns. The NPA denounces the special measures implmented, in particular in Paris, where the whole city will be locked down, supposedly to protect the leaders invited to the talks of the COP 21, the leaders who bleed and pollute the world.
We demand the immediate release of the demonstrators and that no one be charged.
Dimanche 29 novembre, le gouvernement français a brutalement réprimé la manifestation contre la COP 21 sur le changement climatique. La gouvernement a répondu par le tabassage et des dizaines d'interpellation contre les 5000 manifestantEs. L'état d'urgence, après les attaques du 13 novembre, n'est rien d'autre qu'une attaque contre les militantEs du mouvement social. La présence de la police et de l'armée dans Paris est une bataille de l'Etat bourgeois français contre l'ennemi intérieur, pour la défense des intérêts de la bourgeoisie.
Comme en Grèce, en France et dans toute l'Europe, la répression est pour la bourgeoisie et les gouvernements le seul moyen de mettre en oeuvre leurs politiques, tandis que l'Etat français mène des interventions impérialistes. Nous sommes pleinement solidaires de nos camarades du NPA.
•Libération immédiate de toutEs les manifestantEs contre la COP 21!
•Tolérance zéro pour l'unité nationale!
•Tolérance zéro pour l'état d'urgence!
•Tolérance zéro pour la répression d'Etat!
• Contre toutes les interventions impérialistes! Troupes impérialistes hors du Moyen-Orient!
Athènes, 29 novembre
OKDE-Spartakos (section grecque de la Quatrième Internationale)
NPA, November 29th at 6 PM, Paris
The climate justice demonstration gathering 5,000 people is being brutally repressed by the police. Using tear gas and clubs, making tens of violent arrests, the goverment did not hesitate to go all out in order to stop the demonstrators from opposing the COP 21 Conference. The government allows remembrances of the November 13th victims, sports events, concerts, etc, to be held but represses demonstrations. The government is not concerned with protecting the demonstrators but with implementing its policies.
EDF (the formerly State-owned electricity company), BNP Paribas (one of the biggest banks), Air France (the formerly State-owned airline), GDF Suez (the formerly State-owned gas company), all of them sponsors of the COP 21, are among the biggest polluters worldwide. Dictators from around the globe are welcomed with honors by Fabius (Foreign Affairs minister) and Hollande, but the people who want to protest for a better world are being repressed. The November 13th attacks revealed a world in decay. Change the system, not the climate! Stop the polluters, not the demonstrators!
Hundreds of anti-COP 21 demonstrators are currently surrounded and being massively arrested by the police on République Square in Paris. Among them are NPA spokespersons Christine Poupin and Olivier Besancenot, and several dozens of other comrades from the NPA, Alternative Libertaire and Ensemble. These arrests are proof that the special measures stemming from the state of emergency are effective not against ISIS's terrorism but against all those who exercise the most fundamental right of demonstration. While the heads of States will be meeting tomorrow in Paris at the COP 21 Conference, all those who do not want to let them decide of the fate of the planet and humankind are being repressed. After targeting environmental activits with house arrests and searches yesterday and the day before, today they are being arrested while demonstrating. No more police State! Free all demonstrators arrested in Paris.
On Sunday 29th of November, French government repressed brutally the demonstration against COP-21 conference, about climate change. Governments’ answer was tens of arrested and beatings to 5000 demonstrators. The state of emergency, after the attacks of 13rd of November means nothing else but attack against the social fighters. The presence of army and police in Paris is a fight of the French bourgeois state against the enemy within, in order to defend the interests of bourgeoisie.
As in Greece, so in France and across Europe repression is the only way the bourgeois and the governments to enforce their policies, in the same time the French state is leading the imperialist interventions. Our comrades of NPA have our full solidarity.
Free now all anti-COP 21demonstrators!
No tolerance to national unity!
No tolerance to emergency state!
No tolerance to state repression!
Against any imperialist intervention! Out all the imperialist armies from Middle East!
Athens 29th November
OKDE-Spartakos (greek section of Fourth Internatinal)