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Forum Post: N17 Chosen for a reason..it's a Marxist terrorist organization

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 9:26 a.m. EST by stevo (314)
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Hippies freaks..like sheep to the slaughter. LEARN what you are matching for

Revolutionary Organization 17 November From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the airport with the FAA code 17N, see Cross Keys Airport. 17 November

A reproduction of '17 November' logo that appeared on their proclamations Dates of operation 1975-2002 Leader Alexandros Giotopoulos, Dimitris Koufodinas Motives anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, pro-Marxism Active region(s) Greece Ideology Marxist Status dormant Revolutionary Organization 17 November (Greek: Επαναστατική Οργάνωση 17 Νοέμβρη, Epanastatiki Organosi dekaefta Noemvri), (also known as 17N or N17) was a Marxist urban guerrilla organization (characterized as a terrorist group by the Greek state[1] and the United States[2] and the United Kingdom) formed in 1975 and believed to have been disbanded in 2002 after the arrest and trial of a number of its members. The group assassinated 23 people[3] in 103 attacks on U.S., British, Turkish and Greek targets.



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[-] 2 points by UncleJazzbo (2) 12 years ago

Wow! You can cut and paste from Wikipedia. I also took a look on that website and think you might have overlooked some possibilities. For example there is a band named N17 - an industrial band from Phoenix, AZ. Perhaps the Occupy Wall Street movement is an elaborate N17 fan club demanding that the band go on tour. Or perhaps the movement is concerned with the stretch of highway in Ireland called the N17. I know that I am frustrated with the Irish and their lack of an adopt-a-highway program. Maybe the Occupy movement is celebrating the Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification that occurred on Nov. 17 1979. You know how those Hippies love public transportation. What I do know for sure is N17 could not be just a shortening of November 17, Wikipedia doesn't acknowledge this as a possibility.

[-] 1 points by student2 (1) 12 years ago
  1. November 17 is "International Students' Day," which has been celebrated since 1941.

  2. November 17, 1939 marks the date on which the Nazis executed nine students in retaliation for a mass protest against the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. The holiday was declared in 1941 in their memory.

  3. November 17, 1973 marks the date on which the Greek military junta cracked down on student protesters in Athens by sending a tank into the Athens Polytechnic University (N17 did take it's name from this date, obviously, as it pretended to be a voice of the Greek youth, like the Baader-Meinhoff gang in West Germany).

  4. November 17, 1989 is a date further commemorated in Czech and Slovakian memory as part of the Velvet Revolution when thousands of students marched in protest against the communist regime's staged International Students' Day ceremonies.

  5. Or it commemorates the Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. :)

[-] 1 points by EyesOpen (1) 12 years ago

It's corruption everyone should be fighting together. Capitalism is a free system vs. communism. Neither works when it is corrupt, but at least capitalism is freedom of choice. Why aren't we all working together against the corruption? Yet many of the corrupt are your backers. Rethink your revolution.

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 12 years ago

This is what people are marching for:


Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011 Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage. They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses. They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization. They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices. They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions. They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right. They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay. They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility. They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance. They have sold our privacy as a commodity. They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit. They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce. They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them. They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil. They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit. They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit. They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media. They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt. They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas. They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.* To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

[-] 1 points by Marx (1) 12 years ago

I stand in solidarity with the Greek Struggles, and peoples all over the world. We are all the 99% UNITED against the 1% of finance capital, and imperialism. We are not the sheep. We are the sleeping giant who is waking up. You capitalists are the blood sucking flea on our backs. We are throwing you off. Terrorist? There is no bigger terrorism than the poverty inflicted by the capitalist system against the poor of the world through their system of organized terror and robbery of the world's poor! We know why we are marching. Do you?

[-] -1 points by RexDiamond (585) from Idabel, OK 12 years ago

I read this on the news ticker yesterday. OWS is fueled by the group angry over the Athens Polytechnic uprising Nov 17, 1973