Photographer's Note


I have been thinking to write something about what's happening in Athens those last 3 days, but I keep suspending it, because I am trying to put myself together and see things with more clear head and collectedness. If I write something right now (and i want to write A LOT, about many aspects of social and political life in Greece, about the politics, the police, the religion, the scandals and the violence, about the broken "unwritten" laws of street fighting etc), I would sound too radical.

The cold blooded murder of the 15 year old studend, by 2 pigs-cops, took place no more than 100 metres from my home. Yes, I am one of the residents of Exarcheia, this "square of evil", the base of the anarchists, the masquetears, blah, blah, blah, etc. I thought that by growing up, I would change my mind about the cops, but no, there's no such thing as a good cop! Good cop is only the...

Anyway, I could write a whole analysis about the facts that led to this situation, because there is a huge background, and the murder of Alexis was only the spark! I hope I'll have the chance to do it in the next days.

Meanwhile, as a first "comment", I would like to dedicate one of my favourite songs, to Alexis and all those fighting out in the streets. So here are the lyrics of Guns of Brixton by The Clash:

"When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting on death row

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But youll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of brixton

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin
At the end of the harder they come

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the black maria
Goodbye to the Brixton sun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
Yes, even shoot us
But oh-the guns of Brixton

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