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Spain: “Going to jail is something that can happen to anyone”

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Spain: “Going to jail is something that can happen to anyone”

On June 15, 2011, in Barcelona the Occupy movement (15M) called for an action to "Surround the Catalan Parliament". Interview with Ciro Morales, one of those convicted for surrounding the Parliament in June 2011. [...]

May 7, 2015 Author: Hibai Arbide Aza

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

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

Polytechneio calling*…

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Polytechneio calling*…

I was only 15 years old. It was November 14th 1973 and my class was on a school trip to the National Archaeological Museum. We got stuck in Stournara Street. Youngsters were placing hand-written papers on the windscreen wipers. “DOWN WITH THE JUNTA” or “BREAD – EDUCATION – FREEDOM”, it was written in most of [...]

November 17, 2012 Author: Giorgos Kiriakopoulos

Greece: Police violence and abuse, it is not the first time

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Greece: Police violence and abuse, it is not the first time

Obviously, torture is not occurring only in the Police Headquarters but also in police stations, with Agios Panteleimonas[1] police station undeniably occupying the first position. The case of the Afghan refugees in 2004 who were even submitted to foot whipping in this particular station, was one of the few that became public. Apparently, that was [...]

October 26, 2012 Author: Maria Louka

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

To Riot

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To Riot

Rather than yet another generalising analysis of the London riots, their causes and concerns, this is my own subjective statement, a declaration of my relation to the conditions of actions in public space that I experience in London, and the conditions I experienced during those days in August 2011. I do this both because there [...]

January 10, 2012 Author: anonymous