Secret Agents and Zionists...
[Antifa for Contradiction]
Those blatantly absent from the trials against Pleuris should have, even after 8 months, justified their absence – at least for the sake of some of their followers who started doubting their antifascist action.
part, we wrote the following on November 2007: “ If they believed 1% of their slogans such as 'Hands down from the
immigrants' and other similar slogans, they would have realized some of that.
Our own experience would have forced us to claim that they immediately change
their name – antifa. Not a single one among them – while it was well known that
there would be a trial on the 5th of September – showed up, which proves how
'Greek' all this is, namely, a wannabe antifascism that consents to anti-Semitism.
Only a handful of Greeks declared that they would show up at the trial. On the
other hand, those experiencing a historical anxiety, the anxiety of survival,
as the case is with some immigrants, manifested their concern to be present in
this trial. Apparently, their absence was not due to a summer kind of sloth, as
we have been told, rather, it was due to a lack of consistency and real
antifascist action and discourse”
actually turns out that we were not at all mistaken...but the problem
remains...Antifa - and the political scene responsible for its birth – continue
to exploit the name while producing anti-Semitic propaganda. It is true that we
were mistakenly waiting for them to change somewhat, that they might regret.
Their stance, however, only got worse.
In the beginning, the heavy artillery opens fire, namely when the 'Serajevo' magazine (which, we ought to assure the reader, has nothing to do with Antifa), republishes a 1982 interview with Ariel Sharon. In a nutshell, the purpose of this move was (in our words): “ Now that ΚΙΣ brings Pleuris to trial, do not show solidarity to Jewish people...there is anti-Semitism in Greece but it is unworthy of mention...that is, now anti-Semitism is largely produced by Israel itself so that the Zionist dream of returning can be given a boost”
it is Antifa's turn to regurgitate...In April 2008 they, very kindly, wrote:
“The 'Central Israelite Board' in
way Antifa lets us know that they are against agents of other states, a fact
that a pure, ethnic, patriotic power has to denounce. They thus acknowledge the
quality of their antifascism: A nation-convicted antifascism. That is because
one has a problem with secret agents only insofar that he takes agents to be
destroying the country's being or undermining the country, in short he thinks
of this as something negative. However, this is a nation-related feeling, and,
therefore, patriotic. As to why they envied their former opponents (Resalto and
similar nation-Bolshevik groups) and why they are trying to exceed them, well, they
answer this themselves: Jewish Greek citizens are not Greek (this is a
cornerstone for nation-centred patriots) but subjects, and indeed, agents – of
the worst of the world's states, hateful
Apart from the certificates of national behaviour, Antifa
cultivates an agent-ology that is difficult to see the reason behind. If we
were to go through April's issue, we would find 'παρακρατικούς' and 'agents'. If we suppose
that the Antifa writers do not have access to the state's documents, and
therefore, are not justified in making such meaningless accusations, we cannot
but remind ourselves that this kind of rhetoric (regarding agents) is typically
employed by a large part of leftist politics, including the KKE, whose enemies,
it is well-known, were always agents, provocateurs, snitches etc. Why such
rhetoric, given that it is impossible to transcend the KKE in this respect?
What is the pleasure that they derive from this agent-ology? The reason is
ignorance, or, as we would have it, anti-Semitism. What we are dealing with,
unfortunately, is the fact that, instead of creating an umbrella-organization,
as the case is elsewhere, Greek Antifa has chosen to remain affiliated with a
particular political space and draw on its ideological obsessions. The pleasure
still remains an enigma for us.
thing is for sure: We know what all this means for antifascist action. Antifa
claims that Pleuris is an agent. Well, he may be, he may be not. What's in it for
us? Are we going to ΕΥΠ secret
services to complain? Is he a neo-Nazi or not? He is. Does he threaten the
'foreigners' with annihilation and pogroms or not? Yes, he does. Are we
antifascists, or ΕΥΠ people
who denounce foreign agents? Briefly, did not Antifa think that Pleuris's book
is fascist, racist and anti-Semitic? Is there no anti-Semitism, from Antifa's
point of view, in itself, in the right-wing as well as in the left-wing?
then, seem to contribute and agree with Pleuris, not only regarding the being
of this sneaky race which undermines (again) our national integrity, but also,
regarding his plans as to the future of these alien bodies that unfortunately
survived the Holocaust, bore descendants, and, worse, returned like ghosts of
the past to this country, instead of going to Israel as most survivors did.
Indeed, only agents have the courage to return to an environment of such anti-Semitic
essence! Because we are sure that the “Antifas” have read something about “the
crime of crimes”, have heard something about Auschwitz, we understand that
stigmatizing Jewish-Greek people as Israel's agents and the making of them into
'Israeli Citizens' is taking place on purpose, given that this is always a successful
business: They dream of anti-Semitic protests KKE PAME-style, at the KIS
office, this time invested with antifascist meanings. As consistent
antifascists, they should well know where these protests lead to.
on the one hand, Antifa argues for the reasons why more Jewish people cannot be
allowed to move to
because they want to bring – if they had the power to do so – Greek-Jewish
people to a dead end (these are the moments we are happy that “antifascism” is
not a powerful movement), and because there is only one bloody solution to this
paradox (annihilation), we want to ask them if they are aware of their writings
or, at least, if they know who's writing them?
is only a practical problem. Those who survived against all odds, and their
descendants are very few, that is, only 0,03% of the population, which, in
turn, means that they are not even enough to serve as prey. (Is it that the
attempts on their part to patronize the pogrom against Albanian immigrants was
actually to have them as a back-up?
When they hear of Jews their Antifa-alert goes off with the effect that
they are only driven by their anti-Semitic instincts erasing all reality, they
exalt KIS to the agent who mobilized the trial against Pleuris, although the
case was filed by the Greek Helsinki Monitor (all honour to it), while KIS
tried to latch on as also being offended – the Court rejected this demand (the
judge must have been one of the Antifa or....Babylonia). We, hereby, express an
aporia: When Antifa stigmatizes KIS for something that KIS never did, then,
what would Antifa do, what kind of struggle would they go for, if KIS had
indeed, been the inspirer, the engineer of this trial against Pleuris? (We
would hope – insofar that we cannot stop the worse – that all anti-Semites were
taken to the court, Resalto, Xrysi augi, kke etc.)
For a brief moment, we hoped that the numerous splitting-ups of Antifa
would have resulted in something meaningful, apart from the meaning of numbers
(antifa66, antifa49 etc.). Even if it was only a matter of one or two or even
three people. By contrast: Their one and only accomplishment was that they
successfully managed to sum up all their annihilatory mania against the Jews in
a single phrase (it took whole volumes for others to do this), without even
using the side-road of modern anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, as is the case with
all modern anti-Semites. It was not an accident that Antifa, qua justification,
quoted Ariel Sharon's 1982 interview.
The proof of all this is that in all eight issues nothing was ever
mentioned about anti-Semitism in
The fancy title of the text where they call KIS people 'agents', was
“Justice is not won in the Courts”, a statement that the neo-Nazi present at
the court would adhere to. Specifically, the neo-Nazi would use other methods.
And for the moment, they denounce...the bourgeois justice.
Antifa would have to spare some time focusing on the role anti-Semitism
plays in Greece, but mobilize against it, as well (if one reads “Serajevo” and
the affiliated texts only, how is it possible to understand what the Holocaust
is about? At most, one can discern what was 'produced' there and what the
'surplus-value' was... but, to be honest, what does the holocaust have to do
with antifascism? right?). It is more than evident and we have argued clearly
on that: If we were in court, seeking an opposing point of view, even if it is
an institutional one, but not only institutional, against Pleuris's anti-Semitism,
it was only because they, Antifa and others, were not even outside the court.
Thus, they know very well, that justice is not won with silence either.
Again, unfortunately they did not remain silent. They spoke. They spoke
to say that
It is this monolithic character of the deeply embedded anti-Semitism in
Greek society (that, after Auschwitz, has become synonymous for extermination),
ranging from the far Left to the far Right that finds so many pretexts (like
those discovered by the “honest” newspaper “Babylonia”
that offered to
defend Plevris in the name of the freedom of speech) to justify the attacks
against Jews (these attacks which, up until now, have been phrasal or limited
to the desecration of Jewish monuments and cemeteries, just like precursors of
shameful future pogroms).
This is the only way in which they can keep the flag of their homeland
and their ancestors raised: Greece, a constantly anti-Semitic country
(especially while the collaborators of Germans were in power post bellum), was
the only European country at the UN to vote against the institution of the
state of Israel in 1948 and the last country to recognize (have diplomatic
relations with) Israel, 42 years after its institution! It is this tradition
that they are trying to keep up today.
Even the recent pogrom of the 4th of September against the Albanians did not come
out of the bllue. The “criminality”, the “mental inferiority”, the “hurtfulness”
of Albanian immigrants has been propagandized for years through the media,
within Greek families, in Greek schools, in Greek neighbourhoods, in Greek
workplaces, in the Greek countryside. This has been the presupposition of the
pogrom’s success, regarding both the number of victims as well as the number of
the offenders and the spectators of the materialization of this specific
freedom of opinion defended by parts of the Greek left and the Greek anarchists!
We should not forget all those years during which the “discussion” about the
Albanians has taken place. Not only did they do nothing against this
“discussion”, but they even implicitly supported it, by adding leftist and
revolutionary stigmatizations upon the Albanian immigrants (“agents of the USA
and UCK”, “politically uncultivated”, “petite bourgeois mentality”, “unsuitable
for revolution”, etc.). Albanians were discovered only when Greek leftists and
anarchists realized that they were suitable for political utilization, only
this idea passed their revolutionary exams. Besides, it is indicative that in Antifa’s
poster about the 4th of September that we have mentioned…“Albanians”…became…“immigrants”; for
this reason: immigrants are vaguely conceived as the proletarians of this
society, something of major importance for Antifa. The fact that nationalist
hatred is cast against the Albanians is secondary compared to class, as long as
bosses (Greeks) impose themselves upon workers (immigrants). Something that does
not hold anyway: some Albanians have already become bosses and others are in
the lowest class; they are both, though, being subjected to Greek racism
Unfortunately or, rather, fortunately, Greek Jews are not suitable for
political benefit, in case someone stands for them, but for the very opposite:
political isolation, hostility stemming from the surrounding political terrain
and, above all, immense hatred (this is probably Antifa’s only correct
You know, there are things, especially after
This is why we were satisfied when the European court recently sentenced
Greece for the attacks against the Roma people in Aspropyrgos; this is why we
are satisfied every time it is sentenced by International Organizations, even
though there is the danger, due to the frequency of the accusations, that such
things will become…one of your habits. This is why, lastly, we will be defaming
this country everywhere and always, for as long as the racist and anti-Semitic
crimes and, above all, their preparation will be an existential part of Greek
everyday life. This is why we have translated this text in various languages,
as the least we can do to defame your views.
This is the reason why we will unequivocally be on the side of Greek
Jews, on the side of KIS, no matter how much they are being insulted and
KIS, has been, from the moment of its institution, a secondary
institution for the representation of the few Jewish communities in
KIS has never stopped affirming that Greeks are NOT anti-Semites (we
respect its stance, of course, and we understand it—in view of such “antifascists”—although
we have a different view about Greek society.
KIS had not even drafted a proper group of lawyers before the start of
the trial (it seems that
One last reminder about the stand of KIS towards Israel: Israel’s law
gives to every Jew on earth the right to become an Israeli citizen if s/he
wants to or if s/he is forced to leave from where s/he lives and move to
Israel. We believe that we do not need to explain either the reason for this
law or the reason for this enforcement.
And before they take the Mick of themselves by starting their “subtle”
separations that, say, they do not identify KIS with the Greek Jews that
elected it, etc…. Is there a case in which Greek Jews would rather—for reasons
of confidence—vote only…Greek Christians in the future for their administrative
institutions? We just wonder if Antifa would prefer this case…
Regarding the “couch leftists” that they mention (implying, obviously,
the Antinazist Initiative), we honour the latter’s stance much more than that
of some “antifascists” of this kind.
The Antifa magazine obviously does not care about what Greeks will do regarding immigrants, Jews, or the “Macedonian” issue  . Instead of seeing what Miss Koula or Mr. Dimitris do against “foreigners” every day, they make sure to check beforehand if the foreigners subjected to racism or anti-Semitism are agents! (And there is a bunch of people like Pleuris that would like them to support something like that). One day before the first trial against Pleuris in December 2007, fascists with motorbikes were waiting beneath the offices of KIS and they filled the place with Celtic crosses, etc. This incident alone should have mobilized armies of antifascists that would have formed no-go areas for the fascists, making them understand what is right by using pure material arguments.
But, ultimately, wouldn’t it have been better for them to go surfing on
the waves of anti-Semitic manifestations that traditionally take place, because
of the rise of temperature now in the summer, in some paternalistic “antiracist
festivals” or in autonomous purlieus in junkie-free populist districts, with
volunteer cops and, of course, popular participation (they call it purge in
other places), i.e. in Exarheia, etc.
To conclude, we make a proposal of good will and we suggest they should
take the name we mentioned in the beginning: hellantifa. This name says it all
and does not cause any confusion. Besides, it is an easy word, it sounds
pleasant, it has rhythm and it attracts tourists (it sounds like a mixture of
-Against anti-Semitism no matter where it comes from!
For the social and individual autonomy
Antifascist immigrant group
Recently, this hellenic
antifa, lets call it “hellantifa”, put posters all around
“And if the accusation coming
from the ‘Antinazist Initiative’ that the Left was absent from this trial,
should the answer be that if the Left and the Anarchists thought that they
should be there (this needs a lot of discussion) they should perhaps
participate as…witnesses of defense?”—
 See the text “Racism, classical Anarchism and our solidarity to Immigrants” in the 2nd issue of terminal 119.
 “As a diplomat I have tried not to be offended by the swastikas that Greeks drew on the flag of my country. Now, seeing Greeks becoming the ‘horrible Americans’ of the Balkans, I have to try hard in order not to whisper: ‘they deserve it’” Brady Kiesling, former diplomat of the American embassy in Athens, republication in Auto/, issue 19, April 2008, regarding the swastika on the Greek flag in Macedonia.