Thursday 19th September 2019
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Agios Panteleimonas

Are Greeks racists?

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Are Greeks racists?

The rise of the Golden Dawn [1], the activities of Storm Troops, the violent attacks on immigrants, the “cleanup” operation with the inappropriate name “Zeus the Hospitable [2]”, the accusations from international organisations on violations of human rights of vulnerable groups, comprise a new scenery for today’s Greece. The issue of racism intrudes more intense [...]

November 15, 2012 Author: Aggeliki Dimopoulou

“Democracy” in the time of… austerity

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“Democracy” in the time of… austerity

I have spent many hours arguing to friends and comrades why I do not believe that we are governed by a “junta”, because these comparisons do more harm than good; because the situation is disappointing but it is not a “junta”. The truth is that lately I am less and less willing to do that. [...]

November 4, 2012 Author: Stratis Mpournazos

Greece: Police violence and abuse, it is not the first time

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Greece: Police violence and abuse, it is not the first time

Obviously, torture is not occurring only in the Police Headquarters but also in police stations, with Agios Panteleimonas[1] police station undeniably occupying the first position. The case of the Afghan refugees in 2004 who were even submitted to foot whipping in this particular station, was one of the few that became public. Apparently, that was [...]

October 26, 2012 Author: Maria Louka

Greek anti-fascist protesters ‘tortured by police’ after Golden Dawn clash

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Greek anti-fascist protesters ‘tortured by police’ after Golden Dawn clash

Several of the protesters arrested after the first demonstration on Sunday 30 September told the Guardian they were slapped and hit by a police officer while five or six others watched, were spat on and "used as ashtrays" because they "stank", and were kept awake all night with torches and lasers being shone in their [...]

October 9, 2012 Author: Maria Margaronis