Saturday 19th October 2019
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fascism

The objective and the subjective

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The objective and the subjective

From the standpoint of relatives and friends, it is the overwhelming loss of two young people: a zero point of no return. As leftists and antifascists, we do not feel any vindication or satisfaction whatsoever for the fact that two opponents of ours are dead. We’d rather have them politically marginalised or in prison, had [...]

November 3, 2013 Author: Demosthenes Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos

Greece: The case of HIV-positive women and the disease of memory

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Greece: The case of HIV-positive women and the disease of memory

Broken voices, exposed bodies, horror reminders with a state provision, elimintation of the human essence with a ministerial stamp. Sirens, announcements of a criminal moralism ostentatiously ignoring evidence, rigid faces of TV judges, shoddy inquisitors, commissioners of pilloring. And you constantly readjusting your body position, swirling in frustration, trying to collect the words that go [...]

October 6, 2013 Author: Thomas Tsalapatis

The psychopathology of a racist

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The psychopathology of a racist

In September 1994 the Psychiatry Notebooks issued a special edition entitled 'Fascism and Psychiatry’. The following is a summary of the article 'Racism and Anti-Semitism' by Thanos Lipovats in this issue. [...]

October 3, 2013 Author: Thanos Lipovats

150 people gathered in Barcelona to protest the killing of a Greek antifascist

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150 people gathered in Barcelona to protest the killing of a Greek antifascist

The murder of the Greek hip-hop singer and antifascist activist Paul Fyssas from a member of the fascist party Golden Dawn in Athens, mobilized over one hundred people on Wednesday afternoon in Barcelona's Plaça Catalunya. [...]

September 19, 2013 Author: David Bou

Into The Fire – documentary

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Into The Fire – documentary

Into the fire spoke with refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and undocumented in Greece, to try and get an idea of the asylum procedure in this European Border country and what is like to live in constant fear of being attacked – for having the wrong skin colour. For more info on the project click here. [...]

April 20, 2013 Author: Into The Fire

From twisting words to a twisted government

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From twisting words to a twisted government

March 2013 will be recorded in the crisis diary as the month when Cyprus was condemned, refused to conform and was re-condemned. At the same time, a series of events will be unfolding the concurrent truth of the day. Among them one can find "Operation Thetis" and "Project Athena". [...]

April 1, 2013 Author: Thomas Tsalapatis

Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

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Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

Internationalism, which is the alternative to nationalism, is a tricky business. It’s either a politically empty slogan, as it was, for practical purposes, in the international labour movement—it didn’t mean anything specific—or it’s a way of ensuring uniformity for powerful, centralized organizations like the Roman Catholic Church, or the Comintern. [...]

March 28, 2013

Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

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Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

“For Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Never Again Fascism. Millions of Dead Remind Us”. Those are the words carved into a memorial stone underneath the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889. “Never Again”. Thus was the uniform slogan resounding across Europe after the full scale of Nazi horror became known in the wake [...]

October 31, 2012 Author: Jerome Roos

Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

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Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

It is true that there has been an increase of racist parties and ideologies all over Europe. In Hungary, the neo-Nazi party Jobbik has increased its quota from 2% in the 2006 election to 17% in the 2012 election. Geert Wilders’s Party of Freedom in the Netherlands gained 16% in the 2012 election, as opposed [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kostas Douzinas

Greece’s Fascist Homophobes Have God and Police on Their Side

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Greece’s Fascist Homophobes Have God and Police on Their Side

It's a warm night in Athens, and the nuns have broken the police line. They didn't have to try too hard. The lines of riot cops assembled outside the Chytirio theater are mostly trying to stop the anti-fascists from reaching the neo-Nazis, nuns, and priests who have come to protest the opening of the “gay [...]

October 15, 2012 Author: Laurie Penny