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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

In 2013 the promo video for a videogame called “RIOT” was released on the Internet. "RIOT" is a simulation videogame containing clashes between protesters and the riot police in various locations around the world. The Hollywood-style trailer which was posted on the game’s website begins with the ostentatious phrase “In a world where all rights [...]

December 17, 2014 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

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

Please SIGN & SHARE: Shut down the Detention Centres for Migrants

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Please SIGN & SHARE: Shut down the Detention Centres for Migrants

Petition to shut down the Detention Camps in Greece. Please sign and share! [...]

February 1, 2014 Author: Open Initiative against Detention Centres

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

The arrest of Golden Dawn’s leader will do little to counter institutional racism

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The arrest of Golden Dawn’s leader will do little to counter institutional racism

Imagine an Athenian who went on an overseas trip for a couple of weeks and returned to the city on 28 September. The traveller left before Pavlos Fyssas's assassination, and the awakening of media and government to the neo-Nazi threat, leading to the arrest of Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos and some of its MPs [...]

September 30, 2013 Authors: Antonis Vradis, Hara Kouki, Nontas Douzinas

In memory of Pavlos Fyssas

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In memory of Pavlos Fyssas

Graffiti from Barcelona in memory of Pavlos Fyssas [...]

September 27, 2013 Author: x-pressed

Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

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Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

Greece has become a symbol of the western world's retrocession on all levels during the last few years. Inspired by the campaign “Promote Greece” that aims to show Greece's nice face to the world, we aim to go a step further: to stop camouflaging the misery of Greek society with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: x-pressed

Greece: On drugs

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Greece: On drugs

On the 6th and 7th of March 2013, the Greek police, in cooperation with the Centre of Control and Disease Prevention (ΚΕΕΛΠΝΟ), detained 132 drug addicts and forcibly transferred them from the centre of Athens to the Immigration detention centre of Amygdaleza. [...]

July 1, 2013 Author: Lena Theodoropoulou

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

Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

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Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

On March the 2nd 1757, Robert Francois Damiens the “king murderer” (he tried to murder Louis XV) was taken to the gallows at Place de Grève in Paris. There, the executioners –using fire-heated claws– removed the skin from his chest, hands and feet, burned his right hand with sulphur –that is the hand that held [...]

February 16, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*