CRISIS OF CAPITALISM BENEFIT SHOW 2/4/10

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 9:00pm

The Pyramid, NYC

The “Crisis of Capitalism” benefit show will support the 22 arrestees of Resalto community center in Greece; and to support the School of the Americas Watch in Haiti, to ensure that our money does not contribute to imperialism’s influence in the region.

Bands:
Bigger Princess
Born in a Cent
Just Dave
The Last Internationale w/ the legendary David Peel (Apple Records, Orange Records).
Night Walker
Sidius
Final Outlaw

Sliding Scale $7-20 at the door. Show starts at 9! 

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On December 5th, 2009, police raided the Resalto community center in Athens as part of the Greek state’s strategy to repress any form of social and political organizing. 22 people were arrested during the brutal break-in of the Resalto centre and were charged under the anti-terrorist law. The state increased the intensity of their repression in December as organizers planned actions across the country to highlight the one year anniversary of 15 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos and the court imposed the strictest bail conditions in recent Greek history at 51,000 Euros.

On January 12th, 2010, when a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, many spoke of the “natural” disaster that occurred, but few mention how the U.S. government, its allies, and international corporations “naturally” impoverished Haiti in the first place. With no access to resources to build strong houses that would remain standing after an earthquake; and with supposed “friends of Haiti” closing its borders to refugees and bringing troops to ensure that private property is protected; it’s no wonder that nearly 200,000 people have died.

We continue to hear about “disasters” in the case of Haiti’s devastation and “accidental shootings” in the case of Alexis’ murder, but we know that capitalism itself, which prioritizes profit over people and control over freedom, is the real disaster.

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To learn more about the resistance movement in Greece, visit http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/

For a relevant article on the disaster in Haiti, visit: http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23663

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