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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

In 2013 the promo video for a videogame called “RIOT” was released on the Internet. "RIOT" is a simulation videogame containing clashes between protesters and the riot police in various locations around the world. The Hollywood-style trailer which was posted on the game’s website begins with the ostentatious phrase “In a world where all rights [...]

December 17, 2014 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

Greece: Antifa protest attacked by the Police

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Greece: Antifa protest attacked by the Police

An antifa protest in Athens turned ugly after being attached by the riot police and ended up in clashes between protesters and the police. [...]

February 1, 2014 Author: x-pressed

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: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

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Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

"Insulting" or "coercing" the police during a protest may result in a 30,000€ fine. The new Public Safety Act will consider 16 new cases to punish financially. [...]

November 19, 2013 Author: Pedro Águeda

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

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

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

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

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