Dear friends and comrades, to say that we are following and supporting your struggle would be not enough to express our feelings these days. Your struggle is rather our struggle. Although we do not forget that you are putting your life at risk in this common struggle, we recognize ourselves in what you have been doing for the last month in a way that goes even beyond our deepest solidarity. Against the violence of neo-liberalism, financial capital and racism, particularly virulent in the crisis, you are embodying the power of freedom and equality. While amazing uprisings are challenging and subverting corrupted regimes in Maghreb and the Middle East you are bringing to Europe the wind of revolution and the challenge of democratic constituent power. While the European Union is politically paralyzed and militarizes its “external frontiers” against migration, you show to everybody the concrete possibility of a new and different Europe, where movements and struggles of migration play a constitutive role. Your voice and you action do not come from the “margin” of Europe: they are rather the “center” of a new common European space and democracy in the making. We join therefore your struggle, as a huge multitude of people are doing in Greece, in Europe and in the world. And we urge the Greek government to pick up the challenge and to acknowledge the full legitimacy of your claims.
Sandro Mezzadra – Toni Negri
February 22nd 2011