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Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

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Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

The organisations Armenian Association “Ararat”, Close down the CIEs and Rereguarda, with the support of Antigonia, organised on Monday 9th of December a demonstration, in front of the station of the National Police in Vía Layetana in Barcelona, to protest against the death of Alik in a CIE. They demand that the witnesses of his [...]

December 10, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Barcelona: Catalοnia bans plastic bullets

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Barcelona: Catalοnia bans plastic bullets

This morning the Parliament of Cataluña banned the use of plastic bullets by the Catalan riot police (Mossos). [...]

November 8, 2013 Author: Konstantia Nikopoulou

Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

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Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

Migrants are not to blame for the unemployment but have contributed to the growth of GDP by 1.5%, they pay the Treasury from €50 to €91 million every year, they have supported the bank and the pension system, they halted the further deterioration of the region and they have slowed down the ageing of the [...]

October 1, 2013 Author: Dina Ioakimidou

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

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

Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

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Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

Greece has become a symbol of the western world's retrocession on all levels during the last few years. Inspired by the campaign “Promote Greece” that aims to show Greece's nice face to the world, we aim to go a step further: to stop camouflaging the misery of Greek society with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: x-pressed

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