Greece is another country that anarchists have a soft-spot for. But instead of loving Greece for the food and the island scenery like most normal North American and European tourists do, they like Greece for it’s anarchist activity.
In the last three years specifically, Greece embodies everything that anarchists dream of. Counter-violence against the police, mass protests, wildcat strikes, riots filled with property destruction, and occupations.
If anarchists dream of anything almost as much as being in the Durruti Column, it’s being in Greece clashing with police.
There’s also another aspect of Greece that’s very exciting to anarchists, the all important riot-porn. If anarchists catch wind of new austerity measures enacted by the government, they all eagerly await when Libcom.org will get a new gallery of exciting imagery of tear gas, broken windows, destroyed businesses, and things on fire. After they get this out of their system, they can all flock to message boards to talk in disgust about the capitalist folly that brought those austerity measures into place.