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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

The Turkish revolt in pictures

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The Turkish revolt in pictures

A representative compilation of photos and videos from the Turkish revolt [...]

June 2, 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

The Swedish model up in flames

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The Swedish model up in flames

Sweden has been for a long time the model state of social benefits, social equality and tolerance. An example that the Greek political leaders never failed to use, either. Stockholm is one of the richest capitals in Europe. And yet last week its suburbs rocked by riots reminiscent of the French suburbs. The youth of [...]

May 26, 2013 Author: Katerina Stavroula

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

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

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

Growing police brutality in Greece: The hidden face of the crisis

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Growing police brutality in Greece: The hidden face of the crisis

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class. [...]

February 8, 2013 Author: Fragkiska Megaloudi

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