Reactions to Crisis: Collective Appropriation in Greece

Recently Glasgow Anarchist Federation & Friends hosted a talk and discussion on Collective Appropriation led by a Greek comrade.

It looked at direct action in Greece where masked activists (self-identifying as anarchists), have been taking goods from supermarkets and handing them out to passers-by. Over 50 such acts have occurred across Greece since the beginning of the crisis in 2008.

The talk was set to ask if collective appropriation – i.e. taking the struggle from the ‘sphere of production’ to the ‘sphere of consumption’ – is a tactic that can be used in other contexts, too.

You can listen to the whole event here. The YouTube video referenced at the start of the talk is embedded bellow:

For further reference also see Dario Foe’s 1974 play “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay!”, while if you’re interested in the crisis in Greece then check out “Revolt and Crisis in Greece”.

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