Thursday 21st November 2019
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Spain: 12 km of barbed wire and blades encircling the European dream

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Spain: 12 km of barbed wire and blades encircling the European dream

We describe each of the risky obstacles that a migrant comes across with, when attempting to jump the triple fence of six metres high separating Melilla and Morocco. [...]

November 20, 2013 Author: Jesús Blasco de Avellaneda

Going to battle

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Going to battle

What Europe needs is its political parties, especially the governmental ones, to stand against the national-populists, in an effective manner. [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Jordi Vaquer

Mediterranean: a cemetery for migrants

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Mediterranean: a cemetery for migrants

The Mediterranean was once the epicentre of the then known world, a commercial crossroads between East and West, a mixture of peoples and cultures but also the scene of many wars. In people's memory, it is connected to Homer and the ill-fated Ulysses, who, before finally reaching Ithaca, wandered for ten years between Troy and [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Zissis Papadimitriou

Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

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Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

Migrants are not to blame for the unemployment but have contributed to the growth of GDP by 1.5%, they pay the Treasury from €50 to €91 million every year, they have supported the bank and the pension system, they halted the further deterioration of the region and they have slowed down the ageing of the [...]

October 1, 2013 Author: Dina Ioakimidou

LET’S NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES

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LET’S NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES

"Let's not live like slaves!" is a slogan that sums up many things. Yannis Youlountas has used it to create a song and a film so that movement of resistance and alternative solutions that is growing in Greece travels first to France and then to the rest of the world. [...]

August 2, 2013 Author: Yannis Youlountas

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: The news persecuted: violence against the photojournalists

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Greece: The news persecuted: violence against the photojournalists

The people of the press are increasingly becoming victims themselves, in their attempt to record the events. Today one no longer needs to be a war correspondent to experience personal violence in the exercise of their profession. The Union of Photojournalists held a press conference on Monday on the occasion of the exhibition "The news [...]

May 27, 2013 Author: Irene Sovolou

Greece, Amnesty International: Emergency action to thwart teachers’ strike unnecessary

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Greece, Amnesty International: Emergency action to thwart teachers’ strike unnecessary

The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece violates the country’s international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said. [...]

May 15, 2013 Author: Amnesty International

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