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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

Hello from Athens! The situation here is calm. But you're right... thats's it! This is the way is going to happen: a spark will get the unemployed, the struggling, the young, the puzzled out in the streets. There they will talk, run, get organised. They will share under no party flag, no workers union will exist to do the "give and take" with the authority. There and then we will shine because a new world is possible and so many people believe it here, but media won't show, politicians will back off. There and then, after xmas we will take up the streets again and then you will give us your support! till then salut! Reclaim public space!

Anonymous

Hello from Athens! The situation here is calm. But you're right... thats's it! This is the way is going to happen: a spark will get the unemployed, the struggling, the young, the puzzled out in the streets. There they will talk, run, get organised. They will share under no party flag, no workers union will exist to do the "give and take" with the authority. There and then we will shine because a new world is possible and so many people believe it here, but media won't show, politicians will back off. There and then, after xmas we will take up the streets again and then you will give us your support! till then salut! Reclaim public space!

damright

You go guys; help all of us right-mided global citizens change the this f------ world for the better of all people rather than for the f------ ELITISTS. DIE ELITISTS, DIE....so the world can be a better place for those who have some f------ sense of community for the value of all people rather than dirty, "shit" money!!!!!!!!!

damright

You go guys; help all of us right-mided global citizens change the this f------ world for the better of all people rather than for the f------ ELITISTS. DIE ELITISTS, DIE....so the world can be a better place for those who have some f------ sense of community for the value of all people rather than dirty, "shit" money!!!!!!!!!

rasthomas

It is a very involved subject. Capitalism is pissing many people off. After linking to the Boston Globe page I must say- Are Greek women beautiful or what?

rasthomas

It is a very involved subject. Capitalism is pissing many people off. After linking to the Boston Globe page I must say- Are Greek women beautiful or what?

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