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Chalkidiki: Brutal repression at demonstration against gold-mining industry in Skouries

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Chalkidiki: Brutal repression at demonstration against gold-mining industry in Skouries

“Police wanted to kill us”. That was the common feeling among the residents of Chalkidiki who protested on Sunday the 21st of October at Skouries. The mountains of Chalkidiki are soon to be turned into mines by the Canadian multinational company Eldorado Gold. Citizens that gathered to protest in peace against the plans that are [...]

October 23, 2012 Author: S. Poulimeni

People are burning alive on the streets of Athens

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People are burning alive on the streets of Athens

“Tomorrow? There is no tomorrow!” I knew how that anarchist felt. He was screaming it across a battlefield, the police were in retreat, I was standing between them and I knew why he felt so miserable. [...]

October 20, 2012 Authors: Alex Miller, Henry Langston

‘Woodstroika': a step forward for Portuguese protest

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‘Woodstroika': a step forward for Portuguese protest

Portugal witnessed a different type of protest against the ‘Troika’ - the united force of the International Monetary Fund, the BCE and the European Council - last Saturday 13th October. In 23 cities around the country and some overseas (namely in Brazil) artists, musicians, poets, actors, street artists and many others joined the “Screw the [...]

October 18, 2012 Author: João Camargo

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

Greece: Few words from the holding cells of Police HQ, by the arrested from the anti-fascist protest

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Greece: Few words from the holding cells of Police HQ, by the arrested from the anti-fascist protest

On Sunday the 30th of September, after an open call, a motorbike march to put up posters took place starting from Exarhia. This protest is the answer to the fascist pogroms and attacks against immigrants that take place in various parts of the centre of Athens by fascist gangs camouflaged as ‘neighbours or shopkeepers committees’ [...]

October 3, 2012 Author: 15 arrested antifa protesters

Open letter from a teacher to Mr. Dendias

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Open letter from a teacher to Mr. Dendias

I'm one of those that find themselves every single time at the protests of Syntagma square, along with thousands of my fellow desperate citizens. And every time, I feel proud and happy seeing so many young children out on the streets worrying, struggling, raising their fist in defiance, and uniting their voices with ours, the [...]

October 2, 2012 Author: Julie Pezopoulou

Greece: General strike – Rehearsal or final performance?

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Greece: General strike – Rehearsal or final performance?

In the face of €9 billion cuts in salaries, pensions and benefits and €3 billion more in new taxes, the country’s Unions called for a 24Hour general strike and demonstration. It was exactly what we expected it to be; quite massive but numb at first, some riots towards the end and heavy police crackdown. [...]

September 27, 2012 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Portugal: The spell is broken

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Portugal: The spell is broken

It looks as if the Portuguese people have had enough of austerity. People came out in their droves last Saturday across the country under the slogan 'Screw the troika, we want our lives!'. Close to a million people protested against the government and the IMF, ECB and EU troika. [...]

September 19, 2012 Author: João Camargo

Spain: Workers unite in mass mobilisations against austerity

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Spain: Workers unite in mass mobilisations against austerity

‘It’s not a crisis, it’s a fraud!’, was the chant of the people in Spain’s biggest mobilisation since the labour reforms were introduced. The 19 July general strike was the turning point of the people’s struggle against their government’s austerity policies. Participation was even bigger than in the 29 March general strike. This time, the [...]

July 24, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

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‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

The battle in Spain against the government’s austerity measures continues with a new series of massive protests. With the miners’ mobilisation still fresh in people’s minds they have taken over the streets again today saying no to government policies. More than 80 demonstrations have taken place across the country under the banner ‘They want to [...]

July 19, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou