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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

Athens and the Crisis

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Athens and the Crisis

Timeline that gives an overview of events related to the crisis in Greece on a local, national and global scale from 2008 until now. Updated on a quarterly basis. [...]

April 19, 2013 Author: Jaya Brekke

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

Spain is not a label

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Spain is not a label

I am Spanish. I have studied in Spain my whole life. I got my degree, then a master’s and I started working (as an intern, of course) in Spain. However, in the end I had to leave after a year of working here and there with a salary that was not enough for me to [...]

March 22, 2013 Author: Elena Blanco

Fleeing war, Syrians face new misery in Greece

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Fleeing war, Syrians face new misery in Greece

Beaten up and robbed by traffickers when they arrived in Athens, Osama, his wife and two children were arrested as illegal immigrants and thrown into detention when they recounted their ordeal to Greek police. Ordered out of Greece but without any place to go, he rues the day he set foot in the country. "All our [...]

March 10, 2013 Authors: Deepa Babington, Lefteris Papadimas

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*

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

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

Golden Dawn in Italy: founded in Trieste a branch of the Greek pro-Nazi movement

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Golden Dawn in Italy: founded in Trieste a branch of the Greek pro-Nazi movement

Golden Dawn, the Greek xenophobic and anti-Semitic Nazi movement, now speaks also Italian. A campaign of contacts, this time on the web (Facebook, Twitter and official website), officially launched the branch of the extremist party that is violently fighting against the presence of immigrants with lots of vengeful campaigns. The promoter of Golden Dawn Italy [...]

November 12, 2012 Author: Marco Pasqua

Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

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Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

“For Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Never Again Fascism. Millions of Dead Remind Us”. Those are the words carved into a memorial stone underneath the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889. “Never Again”. Thus was the uniform slogan resounding across Europe after the full scale of Nazi horror became known in the wake [...]

October 31, 2012 Author: Jerome Roos