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Interview with Tarik Ali: France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

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Interview with Tarik Ali: France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

Pakistan-born British commentator Tariq Ali seldom minces words. As a political activist, journalist, writer and film-maker, he has cou­rted controversy and ruffled many feathers. But over the years he has also built up a huge base of followers and admirers much beyond London, where he stays. The firebrand leader of the 1960s campus movement, now [...]

January 26, 2015 Author: Pranay Sharma

Greece, Skouries: A story of political emancipation

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Greece, Skouries: A story of political emancipation

How a mining conflict led to the political emancipation of a community in Northern Greece. [...]

January 30, 2014 Author: Evi Papada

Sexism and the media: the worst of 2013

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Sexism and the media: the worst of 2013

Are media stories sexist? Or is it biological determinism? These are the most sexist media stories I've seen in 2013. [...]

December 31, 2013 Author: Patricia Reguero

Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

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Athens: the edge of Europe, but still a protagonist of the present

Athens. Just one word for five and a half million inhabitants. Just one city for almost a whole country. [...]

December 7, 2013 Author: Valerio Pelliccia

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

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

ERT Protests – Solidarity and beyond

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ERT Protests – Solidarity and beyond

One of the principal reasons given for the protest at ERT was phrased as ‘it could, or it will, happen to me’. However, to what extent is this kind of justification helpful? Paradoxical as it may sound, using ‘it could happen to me’ as the sole justification for action may not bring about the desired [...]

June 14, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

Interview with Éric Toussaint

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Interview with Éric Toussaint

It is a simple task, there are very clear criteria. In the case of Greece more than half of the debt is with the Troika, 170 billion euros. It is totally illegitimate and should be declared invalid because it was imposed by agencies not representing the Greek citizens. Not even the memoranda have been treated [...]

April 3, 2013 Author: Luis Giménez San Miguel

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

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Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group [...]

December 29, 2012 Author: Naomi Wolf

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