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Greetings from the Athenian democracy

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Greetings from the Athenian democracy

Over the final few months of 2012, Greek mainstream media have ceased reporting on the neo-Nazi attacks on migrant communities which have blighted Athens for over a year now. Yet in mid-January 2013 one attack did warrant the media’s attention: In the Petralona district of Athens, two Greek men on a motorbike stabbed a Pakistani [...]

February 14, 2013 Author: Dimitris Dalakoglou

Greece: Torture continued…

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Greece: Torture continued…

On Friday, February the 1st, following a police chase but without any sort of resistance or struggle, the police arrested four out of eight attempted bank robbers of Kozani, Nikos Romanos, Dimitris-Andreas Bourzoukos, Yiannis Michailidis and Dimitris Politis; they call themselves anarchists and they consider their action purely political. Nikos Romanos is actually a close [...]

February 10, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Growing police brutality in Greece: The hidden face of the crisis

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Growing police brutality in Greece: The hidden face of the crisis

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class. [...]

February 8, 2013 Author: Fragkiska Megaloudi

The tourists held by Greek police as migrants without papers

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The tourists held by Greek police as migrants without papers

Greek police have stepped up efforts to catch illegal immigrants in recent months, launching a new operation to check the papers of people who look foreign. But tourists have also been picked up in the sweeps - and at least two have been badly beaten. [...]

January 10, 2013 Author: Chloe Hatdjimatheou

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

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

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