Friday 20th September 2019
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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*

Greece flirts with tyranny and Europe looks away

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Greece flirts with tyranny and Europe looks away

When those madcap Scandinavian satirists awarded the Nobel peace prize to the European Union, they let everyone in on the joke by praising its commitment to "reconciliation, democracy and human rights". If the committee's 2012 citation were anything other than a spoof, you would have read denunciations of the rise of oppressive state power and [...]

November 4, 2012 Author: Nick Cohen

Buses “only for Greeks”

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Buses “only for Greeks”

Rabab was born in Greece in 1983. The same goes for her two siblings and her child. Her younger son is only 3 years old but has already seen its most cruel face: that of bigotry and racism in his own country. [...]

October 31, 2012 Author: 1AgainstRacism

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