Saturday, April 5, 2014

In Brussels also police attacks the right to demonstrate

A peaceful demonstration of the quasi-official and rather sheepish European Confederation of Worker Unions (ETUC) in Brussels, protesting against the so called "austerity" (for the working class only), was gratuitously attacked by police with water cannons. Activists defended themselves against this instance of state terrorism in any case.

This illustrates how fascism, that is: the suppression of the most basic rights such as the right to demonstrate, is taking over all Europe, from Ukraine to Spain and from Turkey to Belgium.

This is coincident (and not by mere coincidence but because of intentional planning) with the increase in aggressiveness of openly fascist violent squads, which work as mercenaries for the bourgeois elites, trying to instill terror among those who dare to resist one way or another. 

Any day we will wake up in a death camp and wonder how could it all go so wrong. The answer is simple: 
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Martin Niemöller

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