Supermarket products expropriated (Thessaloniki, 4/9/2008)
Source and photos: http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=904555
A translation of the communique distributed during the action:
MATERIAL ATTACK AGAINST COSTLINESS: EXPROPRIATION-FREE DISTRIBUTION
A couple of days before the opening of a dance of promises for better conditions of life, while some speak of costliness, we practically oppose it. In the face of a consumption mechanism setting profit above survival we select to expropriate basic needs stuff and freely distribute them to those they belong to.
We refuse to contribute active or passive to the game of state and bosses raising costliness levels projecting false needs and fake decreases leading to raise of consumption and establishing new levels that don't respond not even to a middle worker's needs.
We consider a decent life as a right and not a stake. Walking the way where the terms of survival and total submission to the consumerist establishment nothing can get in our way.
EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE
Initiative against costliness
note: when mentioned in most mass-media reports, the action was firstly named an "attack of hooded people against a super-market", though later the people's respond was made obvious (e.g. cheering and distributing the stuff at once).