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Anti-Capitalist Uprising Imminent?

Could the uprising in Greece spread to your neighborhood?

The pictures are astonishing: thousands of protesters in Greece have taken to the streets, rioting for days in response to the murder off 15-year-old Alexander Grigoropoulos who was killed by a Greek police officer.

But beyond the startling images of molotov cocktails exploding, cars burning and According to the AFP, a poll conducted in Greece found that a majority of people believe the rioters are part of a "popular uprising" and not simply group of "minority activists". That, it appears, is the truth the corporate media would like to hide.

What is going on in Greece could very well be the first hints of a coming global popular uprising. All it took in Greece was a spark to ignite the generalized dissatisfaction of the larger society. And now, the uncontrollable flames are spreading. What we are seeing is not disorganized chaos, but the intentional response of youthful spirits rebelling against the empty promises of a staid society based upon one goal: consuming more than your neighbor.

Could the same thing happen on your street? What would it take to ignite all those dissatisfied by the unfulfilled, and unfulfillable, promises of capitalism and hyper-consumerism?

Some of the most powerful imagery to come out of Greece is available at the Boston Globe website. Take a look at these pictures, and let us know your thoughts.

Micah M. White is a Contributing Editor at Adbusters Magazine and an independent activist. Micah is currently writing a book of philosophical meanderings into the future of activism. He lives in Binghamton, NY with his wife and two cats. www.micahmwhite.com

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Anonymous

1. The problem is no "society" has called itself socialist. Some government have, but therein lies an inherent problem, a government that thinks it can speak for society as a whole cannot have the interests of society at heart. 2. Many of the Greeks are protesting capitalism and statism as a whole.

Anonymous

1. The problem is no "society" has called itself socialist. Some government have, but therein lies an inherent problem, a government that thinks it can speak for society as a whole cannot have the interests of society at heart. 2. Many of the Greeks are protesting capitalism and statism as a whole.

FatNSassie

Unfortunately, I doubt it could happen on my street! While Europe takes action, here in the U.S. we babble about Oprah's gain. The Chicago Trib posted a story about how the failed bank exec still got bonuses. Only 8 outraged comments! The Oprah story, hundreds of comments! My Scotch-Irish ancestors who helped spark the American Revolution are turning over in their graves. The fighting spirit is dead here. Whatever mind control the power-elite has used on the masses, it seems to have worked! "Weight obsession is a social disease. If we cared more about CO2 than BMI there would still be time!" www.myspace.com/vortexresister113

FatNSassie

Unfortunately, I doubt it could happen on my street! While Europe takes action, here in the U.S. we babble about Oprah's gain. The Chicago Trib posted a story about how the failed bank exec still got bonuses. Only 8 outraged comments! The Oprah story, hundreds of comments! My Scotch-Irish ancestors who helped spark the American Revolution are turning over in their graves. The fighting spirit is dead here. Whatever mind control the power-elite has used on the masses, it seems to have worked! "Weight obsession is a social disease. If we cared more about CO2 than BMI there would still be time!" www.myspace.com/vortexresister113

Anonymous

The various pension schemes have been used as personal piggy banks by the elite for decades and the knowledge of the scale of the theft is going to bring a revolution. But then, who knows who is really behind the current anarchy?

Anonymous

The various pension schemes have been used as personal piggy banks by the elite for decades and the knowledge of the scale of the theft is going to bring a revolution. But then, who knows who is really behind the current anarchy?

Anonymous

This is no "popular uprising". This has the stench of Soros and his multi-billionaire fellow travellers. Strange how these anti-capitalist groups are ALWAYS funded by....super-rich CAPITALISTS. The left is.. and has always been the tool of the elites. They are not fighting the system: THEY ARE THE SYSTEM. Until these dupes realise this they will never achieve any real change beyond that intended by their NGO instigators. My best guess is that the purpose of these riots is to bring about extreme state powers to control the population before the REAL popular uprising takes place.

Anonymous

This is no "popular uprising". This has the stench of Soros and his multi-billionaire fellow travellers. Strange how these anti-capitalist groups are ALWAYS funded by....super-rich CAPITALISTS. The left is.. and has always been the tool of the elites. They are not fighting the system: THEY ARE THE SYSTEM. Until these dupes realise this they will never achieve any real change beyond that intended by their NGO instigators. My best guess is that the purpose of these riots is to bring about extreme state powers to control the population before the REAL popular uprising takes place.

Anonymous

There are no multi-billion dollar investors in Anarchy. There are some socialist elements coming from the socialist and communist parties, but the vast majority of this event is spontaneous insurrection from students, workers and bohemians of the Exarchia district of Athens where the kid was shot. The vandals are anarchists and not platformist traditional anarchists even. Many are insurrectionists who believe in unplanned, destructive uprisings.

Anonymous

There are no multi-billion dollar investors in Anarchy. There are some socialist elements coming from the socialist and communist parties, but the vast majority of this event is spontaneous insurrection from students, workers and bohemians of the Exarchia district of Athens where the kid was shot. The vandals are anarchists and not platformist traditional anarchists even. Many are insurrectionists who believe in unplanned, destructive uprisings.

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