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Migration and Struggle in Greece

Tuesday 25/1/2011, 1st day of hunger strike

Posted by clandestina on 29 January 2011

PRESS RELEASE

JANUARY 25, 2011, 1st day of hunger strike

Today, 50 of the 300 immigrant workers began a hunger strike on the 7th floor of the Labor Centre of Thessaloniki, where they are being hosted. The hunger strikers are in very good shape, their conditions of living are excellent. Their conviction that they are fighting for a just cause, for the legalization of all migrants, keeps their spirits high. On the first day of the hunger strike the immigrant workers have received support from unions and workers’ organizations, as well as from numerous people who have visited, asking to help and contribute in any way they can.

Already on the first day of the migrant workers’ hunger strike, which puts their lives at risk for their struggle, the unholy alliance of the State, the media and the far-Right launched an orchestrated attack, condemning them or victimizing the fighting strikers, and tried to divert public opinion away from the real issues of the struggle. We believe that despite this assault, Greek society will stand by the strikers. This struggle is just and powerful, it has massive solidarity and support and it will not surrender to goebbelist propaganda techniques.

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 26th of January, the immigrant hunger strikers invite you to a Press Conference on the 1st floor of the Labor Centre.

From the Press Office

Solidarity Initiative of Thessaloniki

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