«Είμαστε μουσικοί, δημοσιογράφοι, ακτιβιστές, προερχόμαστε από τις σκηνές του black metal, του dungeon synth, του hip hop ή της slam poetry. Είμαστε Mαρξιστές-Λενινιστές, αναρχικοί, τροτσκιστές, αντι-φασίστες, ή απλά κάποιοι που ενδιαφέρονται. Προερχόμαστε από την Βραζιλία, την Ελλάδα, την Αμερική, την Νέα Ζηλανδία και άλλες πολλές χώρες.

Είμαστε πολλοί και πολλές, έχουμε αρκετές διαφορές, κάποιοι από εμάς δε συμφωνούμε καν ότι η τακτική της Μασόβκα είναι η βέλτιστη στην παρούσα κατάσταση, όμως μαζευόμαστε όλοι μαζί για να πούμε με μία φωνή:

-ΚΑΤΩ Η ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΛΟ ΤΟ ΚΟΣΜΟ!
-ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΡΗ, ΤΗ ΜΑΣΟΒΚΑ, ΟΛΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΛΟΥΣ ΠΟΥ ΜΑΧΟΝΤΑΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΛΟ ΤΟ ΚΟΣΜΟ!».

Αυτά είναι μερικά από τα λόγια ομάδας καλλιτεχνών από πολλές χώρες του πλανήτη που εκφράζει τη συμπαράστασή της στον Αρη Π, ο οποίος βασανίστηκε άγρια από την ΕΛ.ΑΣ., αλλά και στη συλλογικότητα Μασόβκα, που πρόσφατα ανακοίνωσε ότι ξεκινά νομικό αγώνα κατά της αντιτρομοκρατικής.

Η πρωτοβουλία ξεκίνησε με αφορμή την κίνηση των Yovel και άλλων καλλιτεχνών να δώσουν τα έσοδα από το πρόσφατο BandCamp Friday για την οικονομική ενίσχυση στη Μασόβκα, λόγο της μήνυσης ενάντια στην αντιτρομοκρατική. Στο μεγάλο του μέρος περιλαμβάνονται συγκροτήματα και καλλιτέχνες του black metal χώρου. Ακολουθεί το κείμενο:

 

We can no longer be silent. We have to speak.
The very long and bloody history of police brutality has had a recent chapter in Nea Smyrni, Greece, in early March where, after repressing a demonstration (against police brutality, no less) and having a police officer wounded, the "Anti"-Terrorist Unit of the police initiated a savage vengeance campaign against several people, present or not at the demonstration. Aris P., a member of the Masovka anarchist collective, was abducted on the street on March 10th, brought to the General Police Directorate (GADA), and beaten up, tortured and even suggested suicide for days. The government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, of the right-wing New Democracy Party, first denied it happened; then, when pressure began to mount, they have called Aris to testify for these horrific events.

This is hardly something new - George Floyd, Rafael Braga, Théo L., Sarah Everard, Camilo Catrillanca are some examples from other countries, but the list is far longer than anyone could ever type down. Police has always been a tool of the ruling class to submit the exploited and oppressed, and in times of social, economic and health crisis such as 2020-21 (mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic but not only that), this function is even clearer. The Greek police was an essential part of dictatorship of Metaxas, and it is no surprise that the officers overwhelmingly voted for the fascist Golden Dawn party, but the Brazilian police, for example, is no different with its many murders of unarmed Black people and support of far-right would-be dictator Jair Bolsonaro. Even countries supposedly ruled by leftists or progressists are no different and persecute, wound and imprison political activists - the shooting of Michael Brown, the false charges against Sebastian Romero, and the jailing of Pablo Hasél are but some examples.

Now Aris P and the Masovka collective have taken a rather large step. They have decided to sue the Greek "Anti"-Terrorist Unit, not expecting the judiciary system to actually be fair, but as part of a campaign to raise awareness of police brutality in Greece and force the Greek democratic state to acknowledge its issues. They are receiving death threats, being stalked and suffering a smear campaign, and they need solidarity. Political solidarity, money to fund the legal campaign, and helping in spreading the word of what is happening. And we have decided to answer that call.

We are musicians, journalists, activists, and producers; we hail from black metal, dungeonsynth, hip-hop and slam poetry; we are Marxist-Leninists, Anarchists, Trotskysts, or simply concerned; we come from the States, Brazil, Greece and New Zealand. We are many, and we have many differences - many of us do not even agree that Aris' and Masovka's tactics are the best in this circumstance - but today we come together to state unanimously:

-- DOWN WITH POLICE BRUTALITY IN GREECE AND THE WORLD!
-- SOLIDARITY WITH ARIS P., MASOVKA AND ALL THOSE WHO STRUGGLE IN GREECE AND THE WORLD!

want to help? https://www.firefund.net/masovka is the place.
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--- Æthĕrĭa Conscĭentĭa - progressive black metal band, France
--- Archaic Earth - atmospheric post-black metal band, Canada
--- Art of Simplicity - prog metal band, Greece
--- Ashenspire - prog/black metal band, Scotland
--- Attack Fulminante - hip-hop group, Brazil
--- Awenden - atmospheric black metal, USA
--- Bloco Marx, que Delícia - Carnival block, Brazil
--- Bloco sô fia da vida - Carnival block, Brazil
--- Bull of Apis Bull of Bronze - black metal band, USA
--- Cantus Infame - black metal band, Brazil
--- Clarion Knell - atmospheric black metal band, France
--- DarkTower - black metal band, Brazil
--- Desespero - black metal band, Brazil
--- Dreams of the Drowned - avant-garde/black metal band, France
--- Estevà - ambient/black metal, France
--- Etxegiña - black/death metal band, France/Spain
--- Feminâzgul - black metal band, USA
--- Gangrena Gasosa - saravá metal band, Brazil
--- Gaylor - black metal band, UK
--- Gíria Vermelha - hip-hop group, Brazil
--- Glasswalker - thrash metal band, Brazil
--- Growth - industrial black metal band, France
--- Hereticae - blackened death metal, Brazil
--- Lerna - black metal band, Brazil
--- Mavro Gala, screamo band, Greece
--- Morteminence - blackgaze band, France
--- Nervochaos - death/thrash metal band, Brazil
--- Non Serviam - extreme music collective, France
--- Operation Volkstod - black metal band, Germany
--- Osso e Madeira - atmoblack metal band, Brazil
--- Outer Darkness - post-black metal band, USA
--- Periodeater - black metal band, USA
--- Pessimistra - black metal band, Brazil
--- Plague of Carcosa, doom metal band, USA
--- Resistência du Gueto - hip-hop group, Brazil
--- Sacral - black/crust band, USA
--- Solifvgae - post-black metal band, Brazil
--- Spectral Lore - black metal band, Greece
--- Stagnant Waters - avant-garde metal band, France
--- Thecodontion - black/death metal band, Italy
--- Tiffo - black metal band, Brazil
--- Tuatha de Dannan - folk metal band, Brazil
--- Tumultuous Ruin - black metal band, USA
--- Tyhjä - black metal band, Finland
--- Ulvesang - neofolk, Canada
--- Underdark - post-black metal band, UK
--- Valtiel - black metal band, USA
--- Venom Prison - deathmetal/hardcore band, UK
--- Violet Cold - experimental one-man band, Azerbaijan
--- VOAK - black metal band, Greece
--- Vociferatus - black metal band, Brazil
--- Void Angel - black metal band, UK
--- VomitöxinA - hardcore/crossover band, Brazil
--- Winter Lantern - black metal band, USA
--- Yovel - black metal band, Greece
--- Erronimoüs Records - metal label, Brazil
--- Garage Tapes Prod. - punk/metal producer and label, Brazil
--- Realm and Ritual - dungeon synth/ black metal label, USA
--- Red Nebula - metal label, USA
--- Xenoglossy Productions- experimental black metal label, Italy
--- Carlos Agraz, The Art of Asty - illustrator, Mexico
--- Hayduke X - journalist, USA/Canada
--- Matthew Dakoutros - musician, Greece
--- Nikolaos Ostadimitris - street musician, Greece
--- Karol Tolstoy - poet, Brazil
--- Tavos Silva - content creator, translator of "Lords of Chaos", Brazil
--- Ateneo Ocvlto - cultural website, Spain
--- DJ Bekby - Bloodstreets - metal internet radio, Greece
--- DIY Conspiracy - webzine, Balkans
--- Semirutarum Orbium Cadavera - collective against the present state of things, Italy
--- ATONA Mídia - independent media group, Brazil
--- Web Rádio Censura Livre - independent media group/webradio, Brazil
--- La Bodeguita Socialista - cultural venue, Brazil
--- International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggle
--- CSP-Conlutas - trade union, Brazil
--- International Caucus of CSP-Conlutas
--- Culture Caucus of CSP-Conlutas
--- Luta Popular - popular/culture/homeless movement, Brazil
--- MetalReds Moto Grupo - leftist metalhead biker club, Brazil
--- Halevavoth HasShburim - anarchaqueer collective, Israel/Occupied Palestine
--- Preto no Metal - antirracist metal collective, Brazil
--- Frente Metalred Revolucionária - leftist metalhead collective, Brazil
--- Quilombo Brasil - hip-hop collective, Brazil
--- CAS - Socialist Artists' Collective, Brazil

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