Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come

Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come (edited by Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou

How does a revolt come about and what does it leave behind? What impact does it have on those who participate in it and those who simply watch it? Is the Greek revolt of December 2008 confined to the shores of the Mediterranean, or are there lessons we can bring to bear on social action around the globe? Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come is a collective attempt to grapple with these questions. A collaboration between anarchist publishing collectives Occupied London and AK Press, this timely new volume traces Greece's long moment of transition from the revolt of 2008 to the economic crisis that followed. In its twenty chapters, authors from around the world including those on the ground in Greece analyse how December became possible, exploring its legacies and the position of the social antagonist movement in face of the economic crisis and the arrival of the International Monetary Fund. In the essays collected here, over two dozen writers offer historical analysis of the factors that gave birth to December and the potentialities it has opened up in face of the capitalist crisis. Yet the book also highlights the dilemmas the antagonist movement has been faced with since: the book is an open question and a call to the global antagonist movement, and its allies around the world, to radically rethink and redefine our tactics in a rapidly changing landscape where crises and potentialities are engaged in a fierce battle with an uncertain outcome.

Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION by Dimitris Dalakoglou & Antonis Vradis
PART ONE. THE SITE: ATHENS
2. URBAN PLANNING AND REVOLT: A SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE DECEMBER 2008 UPRISING IN ATHENS by Vaso Makrygianni & Haris Tsavdaroglou
3. THE POLIS-JUNGLE, MAGICAL DENSITIES, AND THE SURVIVAL GUIDE OF THE ENEMY WITHIN by Christos Filippidis
4. SPATIAL LEGACIES OF DECEMBER AND THE RIGHT TO THE CITY by Antonis Vradis & Dimitris Dalakoglou
PART TWO. THE EVENT: DECEMBER
5. FROM RUPTURES TO ERUPTION: A GENEALOGY OF THE DECEMBER 2008 REVOLT IN GREECE by Christos Giovanopoulos & Dimitris Dalakoglou
6. THE REBELLIOUS PASSAGE OF A PROLETARIAN MINORITY THROUGH A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME THE DECEMBER REBELLION AND THE POSTREBELLION DEVELOPMENTS AS ASPECTS OF THE CRISIS OF CAPITALIST RELATIONS IN GREECE by TPTG
7. THE (REVOLT) MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE: COUNTER-INFORMATION AND THE 2008 REVOLT IN GREECE by Metropolitan Sirens
8. DECEMBER AS AN EVENT IN GREEK RADICAL POLITICS by Yannis Kallianos
9. SHORT VOYAGE TO THE LAND OF OURSELVES by Hara Kouki
10. PAPER RIFLES by Kirilov
11. NOTHING HAPPENED: A LETTER FROM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC by Some of Us
12. THE COMMONALITIES OF EMOTION: FEAR, FAITH, RAGE, AND REVOLT by Soula M.
PART THREE. THE CRISIS
13. THE GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS AS EVENTAL SUBSTITUTION by Christos Lynteris
14. AN ECONOMY THAT EXCLUDES THE MANY AND AN "ACCIDENTAL" REVOLT by Yiannis Kaplanis
15. THE GREEK DEBT CRISIS IN ALMOST UNIMAGINABLY LONG-TERM HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE by David Graeber
16. BURDENED WITH DEBT: "DEBT CRISIS" AND CLASS STRUGGLES IN GREECE by TPTG
17. NO ONE IS REVOLUTIONARY UNTIL THE REVOLUTION! A LONG, HARD REFLECTION ON ATHENIAN ANARCHY THROUGH THE PRISM OF A BURNING BANK by Christos Boukalas
18. FOR THE INSURRECTION TO SUCCEED, WE MUST FIRST DESTROY OURSELVES by Alex Trocchi
19. POSTSCRIPT: CAPITALISM BY DEFAULT by Occupied London Collective
A BRIEF TIMELINE OF MAJOR PROTESTS AND REVOLTS IN ATHENS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1973 AND DECEMBER 2010
GLOSSARY
KEY PLACES AND PEOPLE
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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