Epanastatikos Agonas

Revolutionary Struggle

This is an article about a Greek paramilitary group. For the Marxist theory, see World revolution.

Revolutionary Struggle (Greek: Επαναστατικός Αγώνας, Epanastatikos Agonas) is a far-left Greek paramilitary group known for its attacks on Greek government buildings and the American embassy in Athens. It is widely described as a terrorist group by both the Greek government and the media.

The group first emerged in 2003 with a bombing attack on an Athens courthouse complex, following that up with attacks in 2004 on the Greek labour ministry and police buses. On 22 December 2005, the group published a manifesto in the Greek satirical magazine, To Pontiki, in which it expressed revolutionary, anti-globalisation and anti-American ideological aims. In January 2007, an anonymous caller claiming to be from the group claimed responsibility for a missile attack on the U.S. embassy in Athens. Following the January 12 2007 missile attack, Greek authorities described the group as a spinoff of Revolutionary Organization 17 November.

In a statement published in To Pontiki on January 25, Revolutionary Struggle admitted that it had carried out the embassy attack, claiming that the "strike was our answer to the criminal war against 'terrorism' that the US has unleashed over the entire planet with the help of fellow-travelling states".

The European Union added RS to its list of designated terrorist organizations on June 29, 2007.

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