Athens, July 2011

State repression in Greece becomes more desperate in the face of widespread public demands for radical democracy:

From the Greek Streets:
Riot police throw stones at protesters in what appears to be officially-sanctioned brutality:


from OpenDemocracy

The uprising in Greece is “alternative and new in a more settled sense, as the recovery or reactivation of something latent. That is, a citizenry which prioritizes its identity as citizenry of a given state – rather than as a global activist, a human being, or a local protester. Entrapped in old vocabularies, we have been too one-dimensional to notice that the citizenry rebounds to make claims on their state, at precisely the moment that the state abdicates all responsibility to its citizens. What we are witnessing is a reactivation, rather than an institution, of a responsible state.”