"The occupation government has literally diminished my ability to survive, which had been based on a dignified pension that I alone had contributed to. Because my age does not allow me individual radical activity (not that if one Greek took up a Kalashnikof rifle, I wouldn't be the second to do so), I cannot find a solution other than a dignified end before I start going through the bins for my sustenance. I believe that the youth without future will one day take up arms and hang upside down in Syntagma Square the national traitors, just as the italians did to Mussolini (in Piazza Loretto, Milan)" -- translation by Kostas Tondoulos of the note of a 77 year old man who shot himself today in Syntagma Square, Athens.