Shots of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, where anti-globalist protesters are gathering before the Thessaloniki summit. Read More
Fistra says the EU is, like Croatia, another form of state authority, not any better just because it’s larger. He argues instead for grassroots powers, like the large network of small groups occupying Aristotle University. Across the campus, ten thousand anarchists meet in small groups to plan the upcoming action against the EU Summit. And after worldwide protests failed to prevent war in Iraq, many are seething. What, Fistra asks me, does this Iraq failure say about the limits of peaceful protest?
For more on the Thessaloniki EU Summit protests in 2003, read a Statement by Antiauthoritarian Movement Salonika.