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A simple summary of the events in Ukraine for my international friends

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A simple summary of the events in Ukraine for my international friends

A simple summary of the events in the Ukraine [...]

January 29, 2014 Author: Nadiya Slobodenyuk

“The politicians had to obey the crowd”: interview on the protests in Kiev

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“The politicians had to obey the crowd”: interview on the protests in Kiev

This interview with a comrade from the Autonomous Workers' Union in Kiev was done on January 28, 2014. It sheds some light on the events around the Maidan: the array of reasons behind the protests, their focus on the hated president, the differences to the "orange revolution", the role of the right, the weakness of [...]

January 28, 2014

Greece, Farmakonisi: The Coast Guard accused of drowing the migrants

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Greece, Farmakonisi: The Coast Guard accused of drowing the migrants

When the tragedy happened, the boat was being towed by the Coast Guard towards Turkey, according to witnesses [...]

January 21, 2014

Greece: Trial on police violence postponed

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Greece: Trial on police violence postponed

After two and a half years, 18 police officers stand trial for the brutal crackdown of the massive demonstrations of the 29th of June 2011 against the bail-out. [...]

January 20, 2014

Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

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Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

The PAH demands that municipalities and Autonomous Communities act against the housing emergency. [...]

January 3, 2014 Author: PAH

150 Syrian refugees missing in northern Greece

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150 Syrian refugees missing in northern Greece

150 Syrian refugees are missing since the 12th of November in northern Greece, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Among them, there were entire families with children, fleeing from the horror of the civil war in their country. [...]

December 24, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Women are second class citizens!

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Women are second class citizens!

On Friday 20th of December, 2013, the right-wing ruling Popular Party (PP) in the Spanish State approved the anti-abortion draft bill which is described as the toughest and strictest anti-abortion law in post-Franco Spain; or as some like to call it, since the “return of democracy”. [...]

December 22, 2013 Author: Leil Zahra Mortada

Deportations will make you free – the European concentration camps of the 21st century

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Deportations will make you free – the European concentration camps of the 21st century

A highly profitable industry is found behind the Temporary Detention Centres for migrants (CIEs) in Spain and everywhere in Europe. From the companies building the facilities or providing catering services and health care, to the airline companies engaged in the assisted deportations of undocumented migrants. It often happens that executives of these companies also hold [...]

December 18, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

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Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

Thousands of people (2,000 to 5,000) responded to the call of various groups and organisations, including the Coordinadora 25S, for a new demonstration outside the Congress on Saturday, December 14th, in protest of the new Public Safety Act. [...]

December 15, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

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