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Jogo Bonito in Zagreb

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Jogo Bonito in Zagreb

The prevailing animosity toward the asylum seekers did not prevent a few people from Zagreb to provide direct help with their integration. And with the hand of solidarity they passed them a ball, a football one, so that everything is marked as "fair play", both on a sports and on a human level. [...]

September 21, 2015 Author: Alja Gudzevic

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

Are Greeks racists?

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Are Greeks racists?

The rise of the Golden Dawn [1], the activities of Storm Troops, the violent attacks on immigrants, the “cleanup” operation with the inappropriate name “Zeus the Hospitable [2]”, the accusations from international organisations on violations of human rights of vulnerable groups, comprise a new scenery for today’s Greece. The issue of racism intrudes more intense [...]

November 15, 2012 Author: Aggeliki Dimopoulou

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

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

The lull before the storm

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The lull before the storm

The tumble that we are experiencing seems to be bottomless. Since the country accepted the IMF bail-out we have forgotten how many times it has got close to default, a default that we see coming but deny to accept; a bankruptcy that they are trying to convince ourselves we can avoid by taking ‘painful but [...]

September 25, 2012 Author: Yiota Ioannidou