This boy name Alexandros Grigoropoulos. He was killed in 7 Dec, 2008 by police bullet in Greece. Now this boy is remembered with Michael, Ivan, Berkin, Ali, Adesewa, Omer…it doesn’t matter their countries. They all were killed by the police bullet or terrorism war, in Greece, US, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine…
After, Alexis (Alexandros) was killed, one of his friends has spoken after his funeral:
“Alexis said goodbye to us with few words «friends, they’ve hit me» … he just managed to say, then his legs gave way, he fell to the ground and died.”
What did the children of Greece do in that days? They made a statement; here are some of parts their statement:
Global call out to the parents of all 15 year olds.
In Greece we are all called Alexis and Michaelis … The cops kill us… They kill us with bullets to the chest, they kill us by beating us to death.
Cops kill 15 year olds. Not only in Greece but throughout the world in the same way.
We call for the solidarity of our parents. We call for for the solidarity of all of you.
Students, workers, the unemployed, labourers, farmers and all who have children …
Our teachers, our lecturers, our friends, our neighbors, all those people who resist the unjust and the unreasonable.
Because they definately have children too, if we’re not mistaken. And if their children do not die from bullets to their chests, they die every day in explosions in nafpigoepiskefasthikes zones with industrial accidents, they drown en mass mass in dilapidated boats …
No we are not of this society. We are 15 year olds and we think… differently.
.. Cops kill in the same way everywhere.
Some of them say batons and one bullet is enough. Others shoot 15 times for fun..
Do not become their accomplices.
Those who remain silent, those who condemn our rage because of the blatent lies of the corporate media, the police and the politicians you vote for, determine our future … you are responsible and liable.
Because the future of Alexis was murdered on the 6th of December 2008 in Greece. Because the futures of 15 year olds are ended by the bullets of cops in each and every corner of this world.
One night in Exarhia with one bullet to the heart.
The place may change, but the situation remains the same.
We are all, each and every one of us an «Alexis» and a «Michaelis.
And we are not celebrating our birthdays because we were assassinated at the age of 15. Pigs.
And they were angry in right way. They gave an announcement at the funeral.
We’ve expected from you to support us,
Even if it would be once time in your life, we were expecting that you made us proud.
You are living lie life,
You’ve knuckled down,
You’ve took off your underpants and you are waiting for the day you will die.
You don’t have a dream, you do not fell in love
You do not create.
You are only selling and buying.
The materiality is in everywhere
Love is in nowhere, truth is in nowhere
Where are the parents, where are the artists?
Why don’t they go out and protect us?
They’re killing us…
Today, capitalists talk too much about what will the Syriza do? How did they become to power? Can they succeed for economy issues in EU? They have a lot of questions. The capitalists want to muddy the water. Which they always do this. They didn’t see those children, they do not see still.
Imperialists want to make the direction of perception. They want to settle the thought “Greeks only know the Syrtos play, they don’t understand the economy management,” over the main-stream media. What a big hypocrisy! When they wanted they can say “our roots based on the Greek civilization” or they can make in bloody way the propaganda “Turks and Greeks are the enemy of each other,”. So, imperialism is trying to show the newborn government is defeat at the beginning.
It is not easy like that! Any of these children did not die in vain! Building of new, free and friendship world against to their “new world” is in the hand of the humanity. More children are not sacrificed for a free world anymore! If the human being is in same thought, should be supported to Syriza. And this is a wave. The imperialists want to put a set in front of this wave. They are afraid that this wave effect would spread the other countries. But, I believe that the mankind is aware a lot of things anymore.
Those kids did not die in vain, did they…
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