The British army have gone ahead with force to begin work to install yet another giant antenna in the land they occupy outside Akrotiri village, regardless of the fact that this is against the will and the wellbeing of the people of Akrotiri.
Commencement of the dirty work began under protection of the army in full riot gear after the SBA had violently disposed of the few protestors who tried to stop bulldozers from entering. This is a stark reminder that there is not one but two, or rather three, occupying armies in Cyprus: the Turkish, the British and the Cypriot (which like all armies will not hesitate to turn on its own people to protect class interests).
The village people, under the threat to their means of subsistence, had decided to go to work that day as normal, not realizing perhaps the full implications of what is happening around them.
In the first place, living with the daily presence of an active armed force which is deployed in many parts of the island. This force, as well as killing local people with their toxins and destroying a large part of the beauty of this island by causing irreversible ecological damage, is a force at war, sending bombers to kill defenceless men women and children to whichever part of the world they and their masters desire. Yugoslavia and Afganistan are but two recent examples. Military aircraft also carry out constant surveillance on the local population they claim to protect against the invading army in the north.
Now these murderers are declaring that the new antenna will not be a health hazard, using the ‘proof’ of ‘scientific tests’. Science and the new information technologies are the new religions of death, and we must not listen to them, but in the first place to our hearts and desires. We must think and act according to our own convictions. We must destroy what is oppressing us and others against who we have no grudge, recognizing who our real enemies are and fighting them with all the means at our disposal.
This struggle should not be delegated to the political parties, even those who are against the base. The means they use, even if their brave militants put themselves on the line and get beaten by the police, always end up at the negotiating table over the heads of those who elected them.
Only self organization, direct action and sabotage by all those who are really interested changing their lives will find the way to uproot the pylons of death.
In this social struggle, which refuses the logic of militarism, patriotism or parliamentarianism, the people will always find anarchists at their side.
Solidarity with the people of Akrotiri!
The base of death must be destroyed!
Cyprus anarchist group