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Ukraine: Days of Decisions, Days of Struggle

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Ukraine: Days of Decisions, Days of Struggle

The political face of the Kiev protests causes grave pessimism. But a revolution is a revolution and the left has no right to stay on the side. [...]

December 12, 2013 Author: Ilya Budraitskis

Egypt: Declaration of anarchists Tahrir-ICN

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Egypt: Declaration of anarchists Tahrir-ICN

The events of the past couple of days are the latest step in a sequence of events by which the military can consolidate its hold on power, aim towards the death of the revolution and a return to a military/police state. [...]

August 15, 2013 Author: Tahrir-ICN

Amigdaleza, the Greek Abu Graib

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Amigdaleza, the Greek Abu Graib

On Saturday night, violent riots broke out in the Detention Centre of Migrants in Amigdaleza, ironically called Guest Centre for Migrants). It is well documented that the detention conditions are horrific and that most of the prisoners are held illegally since they have not committed any crime nor have they been tried and sentenced by [...]

August 13, 2013 Author: Dimitris Aggelidis

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

Brazil: The vinegar revolution

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Brazil: The vinegar revolution

It is not for the 20 centavos (7 cents), "nor for the 40 since it is a round trip" as many joke. It's the straw that broke the camel’s back. A country where the minimum wage is 678 reals (232 euros) and where living costs keep increasing. A country that plays with statistical numbers in [...]

July 2, 2013 Author: Virgy Romo

Spain: Ester*, the last victim!

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Spain: Ester*, the last victim!

This is how my face looks after the brutal attack that I suffered, due to the impact of a rubber bullet shot by Mossos d’Esquadra, on the 14N . [...]

June 29, 2013 Author: Ester Quintana

Turkey, Occupy Gezi: Eruption of a mass movement

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Turkey, Occupy Gezi: Eruption of a mass movement

Volkan Aran traces the growth of Turkey's massive protest movement in response to excessive police violence and the increasingly authoritarian rule of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan [...]

June 12, 2013 Author: Volkan Aran

8-9 June – Call for International Solidarity with #OccupyGezi

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8-9 June – Call for International Solidarity with #OccupyGezi

Calling on people of all cities of the world! Come out this weekend and reclaim your public spaces to show solidarity with #OccupyGezi and the many waves of protests in Turkey! Please spread this message widely! Our streets belong to us! Solidarity with Turkey! [...]

June 5, 2013

Democracy in Turkey needs us!

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Democracy in Turkey needs us!

After a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area in Istanbul city center which is planned to demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are hospitalized and access to the park [...]

June 1, 2013

Greece: The news persecuted: violence against the photojournalists

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Greece: The news persecuted: violence against the photojournalists

The people of the press are increasingly becoming victims themselves, in their attempt to record the events. Today one no longer needs to be a war correspondent to experience personal violence in the exercise of their profession. The Union of Photojournalists held a press conference on Monday on the occasion of the exhibition "The news [...]

May 27, 2013 Author: Irene Sovolou