It’s the End of the World as we know it…and I feel fine!
This is Athens
Is it any wonder that all over the world, people are violently revolting against corrupt government and corporate systems? As children, we’re taught to play nice, to be gentle, to respect our parent’s authority and the authority of other adults. When we grow up, we see authority systems killing minorities, warring over money and power, denying the common people the right to a good quality of life and hoarding the world’s wealth and resources. The mass media aims to keep us blind to injustice in our own neighborhood and in neighborhoods around the world, and our government aims to keep us afraid of the consequences of speaking out against injustice. Whether you support anarchy or violent revolution or any revolution for that matter, you have to admit that the work of anarchists, activists and protesters, even when they amass in millions, is blatantly ignored by mass media in order to prevent their message from propagating throughout society. Just look at the protests in Mexico over the recent corrupt elections – millions of voices are being silenced by their national media and by North American media. Don’t even get me started on the silencing of revolutionary Latin American voices – let’s just say it’s been going on for at least a couple of centuries, and mostly at the behest of the American government and corporations. That’s why Vancouver-based media group Submedia.tv and their news feature It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine is so fucking right on. They cover events from the perspective of the unrested, and they have been doing an excellent job of covering the events that have unfolded in Greece over the past year – and not from the perspective of the World Bank or the EU leaders, but from the perpective of the people of Greece who have been living through it. The most recent episode takes a look at the work of anarchist groups in Athens who are working to support and protect the people who are targeted by the police and fascists for violence and racism, as well as the efforts to bring food and shelter to the people who are facing dire poverty and homelessness. Check out “This is Athens” below, and you can go to Submedia.tv to donate and watch and disseminate their other broadcasts. If you are not being bombed, evicted or starved, consider it your duty to spread knowledge and support the cause of those who are.