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Large protest against a Nazi squat in Madrid

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Large protest against a Nazi squat in Madrid

Around 500 people took to the streets of the Tetúan neighbourhood to demand the eviction of the “Hogar Social Madrid” (Social Home Madrid), occupied recently by extreme rightists to help exclusively Spanish families who are in need. [...]

August 30, 2014 Author: Jairo Vargas

Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

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Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

Starting this week, migrants to Europe as well as European citizens who support their right to freedom of movement are making an epic march across Europe to protest the continent's immigration policy – heightening solidarity at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric dominates the campaigns of many parties seeking votes in this week’s European Parliamentary elections. [...]

May 21, 2014 Author: Ruby Russell

Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

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Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

On June 15, 2011 the process began to approve the budget with the first set of cuts for Catalonia, which has led to the closure of public enterprises, the privatisation of health cuts in culture, education, etc. [...]

April 6, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

My Journey in Greece

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My Journey in Greece

I was very intrigued by the police when I first came to Athens. I wasn’t used to seeing so many of them, the vehicles they use are huge (in Portugal they can only fit 9 policemen each); they had different suits and had a lot of weapons. [...]

March 9, 2014 Author: Bruna Cunha

Greece: Trial on police violence postponed

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Greece: Trial on police violence postponed

After two and a half years, 18 police officers stand trial for the brutal crackdown of the massive demonstrations of the 29th of June 2011 against the bail-out. [...]

January 20, 2014

Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

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Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

The Government discusses its new budget, the new measures awaiting us just around the corner. [...]

December 12, 2013 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

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Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

Athens. Just one word for five and a half million inhabitants. Just one city for almost a whole country. [...]

December 7, 2013 Author: Valerio Pelliccia

Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

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Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

"Insulting" or "coercing" the police during a protest may result in a 30,000€ fine. The new Public Safety Act will consider 16 new cases to punish financially. [...]

November 19, 2013 Author: Pedro Águeda

Greece exports to Spain the silencing of Public Broadcaster

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Greece exports to Spain the silencing of Public Broadcaster

A massive protest followed the government's announcement for the shut-down of the Valencian Public Broadcaster (RTVV). The “non negotiable and rapid shut-down” of RTVV that will leave 1,200 of its employees without a job, cannot but remind us of the forced shut-down of the Greek Public Broadcaster (ERT), its self-management from the fired employees for [...]

November 10, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou