Friday, 19 February 2016

State Attempted Assassination Of A Theatre.

       While the people of Greece feel the full frontal attack on their conditions, from the financial Mafia, the Greek state does what all states do, come down hard on all self-organising by the people. People organising their own lives is the death-knell of the state, so will not be tolerated. Self-help squats are shut down, no matter how they serve the people.
      The Embros Theatre is the latest to feel the pressure from the Greek state. From a derelict building in 2011 to putting a variety of independent performances by a myriad of artists, it has grown in popularity and has widening support. Now however, it seems that it is the cross-hairs of the state, and is threatened with closure, having its electricity turned off. This theatre project has gone in five years, from a rebirth, to a vibrant life, to an attempted state assassination. According to state dictate, the will of the people must be silenced.
This from Void Network:
       More than 2500 people supported the great benefit concert of Void Network in Occupied Theater Embros in Athens, for the solidarity to the refugees movement infrastructures in Exarchia and Lesbos island in 13/2/2016. Two days after the Greek state attacked to Embros cutting electricity.
      The assemblies of people are in daily base in defense to the occupation and we invite you all to support occupied theater Embros in all possible ways. We Invite all those who comprehend the actions of Embros in cultural and political sphere as a part of the constant autonomous struggle for Free Space and Time, for a world without State and Fascism, all those who took part in all solidarity events and hundreds of actions in Embros, all those who believe that Embros is something worthwhile to fight for, honoring your own class consciousness and class solidarity, the struggles of our times and the coming community of Equality and Freedom of our own Future, not the future that plans for all of us the contemporary Totalitarianism all around the world! // VOID NETWORK
 
What is The Occupied Embros Theatre:

       It was November 2011 when the lights were turned on again at the Embros Theatre, a historical building in the Psirri district of Athens that remained abandoned for 5 years as the Ministry of Culture let it fall into disrepair. In an attempt to bring it back to life, a group of theatre artists and theorists known as the “Mavili Collective” coordinated a 12-day series of talks, discussions and performances that were open to the public. Scholars and artists from various disciplines were invited together to challenge the dominant market-led consensus and embrace an alternative model of collective management, introducing new forms of creative work.
       Psirri used to be a working class district dominated by small scale craft industries and families who didn’t move to the suburbs as the 1970s urban trend dictated. The area went through a process of gentrification that intensified in 2004 when Athens hosted the Olympic Games. Old industrial buildings were either converted into nightclubs or remained vacant. Restaurants and bars sprung up like mushrooms whilst small vintage shops became a “must-visit” destination for the hipster crowd. The influx of migrants and the grim effects of austerity made Psirri an area of contradictions where it was common to see young middle class people having drinks while migrants searched for food in trash bins just a few blocks away.------
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It was November 2011 when the lights were turned on again at the Embros Theatre, a historical building in the Psirri district of Athens that remained abandoned for 5 years as the Ministry of Culture let it fall into disrepair. In an attempt to bring it back to life, a group of theatre artists and theorists known as the “Mavili Collective” coordinated a 12-day series of talks, discussions and performances that were open to the public. Scholars and artists from various disciplines were invited together to challenge the dominant market-led consensus and embrace an alternative model of collective management, introducing new forms of creative work.
Psirri used to be a working class district dominated by small scale craft industries and families who didn’t move to the suburbs as the 1970s urban trend dictated. The area went through a process of gentrification that intensified in 2004 when Athens hosted the Olympic Games. Old industrial buildings were either converted into nightclubs or remained vacant. Restaurants and bars sprung up like mushrooms whilst small vintage shops became a “must-visit” destination for the hipster crowd. The influx of migrants and the grim effects of austerity made Psirri an area of contradictions where it was common to see young middle class people having drinks while migrants searched for food in trash bins just a few blocks away.
- See more at: http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=12836#sthash.Nia74Zwa.dpuf
It was November 2011 when the lights were turned on again at the Embros Theatre, a historical building in the Psirri district of Athens that remained abandoned for 5 years as the Ministry of Culture let it fall into disrepair. In an attempt to bring it back to life, a group of theatre artists and theorists known as the “Mavili Collective” coordinated a 12-day series of talks, discussions and performances that were open to the public. Scholars and artists from various disciplines were invited together to challenge the dominant market-led consensus and embrace an alternative model of collective management, introducing new forms of creative work.
Psirri used to be a working class district dominated by small scale craft industries and families who didn’t move to the suburbs as the 1970s urban trend dictated. The area went through a process of gentrification that intensified in 2004 when Athens hosted the Olympic Games. Old industrial buildings were either converted into nightclubs or remained vacant. Restaurants and bars sprung up like mushrooms whilst small vintage shops became a “must-visit” destination for the hipster crowd. The influx of migrants and the grim effects of austerity made Psirri an area of contradictions where it was common to see young middle class people having drinks while migrants searched for food in trash bins just a few blocks away.
- See more at: http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=12836#sthash.Nia74Zwa.dpuf

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