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Our movement, The Cypriot Movement against Evictions, was established as such in September, 2013 after the bail-in and the first mention on “Red Loans”. Very quickly we had a core of members in Larnaca Limasol and Nicosia and later on in Paphos. Our thought was to find ways to react against the neo-liberal policies imposed on our society by the newly elected neo-liberal bourgeois government especially on housing and the continuous looting by banksters and bosses.

Our rhetoric was and is about the class war imposed on us through the deep structural capitalist crisis , the financialization of everything, the accumulation of the planet’s wealth in the hands of  the notorious 1%, and the painful transfer of the meager personal possessions of the working people their housing unit amongst, to these looters.

Actions:

We demonstrated repeatedly either by ourselves or as part of greater mobilizations, against the bail-in, against evictions, privatization, against cuts- unemployment and the shredding-away of workers’ rights won in the past , the first along with the united platform against the privatization of telecoms, electricity, ports, air-ports, water-boards and the like and the second along with the trade-unionist platform.

We participated along with the United European Left at the European Parliament Premises in Brussels at the protest held there against what I have mention in the paragraph above.

We had three candidates for the parliamentary elections. One of our members, in a right-wing sort of a party and two with the traditional communist party. Our member in the right-wing party managed to become an M.P. but not the other two.

We demonstrated in the streets of Larnaca, Limasol and Nicosia against evictions several times, with our banners and pickets.

We held numerous meetings in towns and villages many times, informing the people on the new situation and at the same time giving them free advice in case of eviction.

We produced printed material in the form of fliers and leaflets which we gave away even in traditional festivals like the one in my town Larnaca which lasts for a few days and in the Left Youth Festival in Nicosia.

We have certain places where our lawyers meet and give first aid free advice to people in need of protection from banksters.

We presented ourselves outside the French Embassy in a solidarity action with the struggling French workers

We joined forces with the European Coalition, a thing we consider of paramount importance. We  were also present at the events in Amsterdam and Milan.

Last but equally important is the fact that we tried to involve in the reaction procedure the municipality authorities by explaining to them the need of actual support that would be needed by them when the eviction materialized.

It is possible that some things were left out from this brief presentation but this is due to bad memory. I apologize and I thank you for your patience.