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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

Solidarity wanted

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Solidarity wanted

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June 28, 2013 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

ERT Protests – Solidarity and beyond

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ERT Protests – Solidarity and beyond

One of the principal reasons given for the protest at ERT was phrased as ‘it could, or it will, happen to me’. However, to what extent is this kind of justification helpful? Paradoxical as it may sound, using ‘it could happen to me’ as the sole justification for action may not bring about the desired [...]

June 14, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

Stop the shutdown of the Public Broadcaster in Greece!

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Stop the shutdown of the Public Broadcaster in Greece!

Shutting down Greek Public Television is a direct threat to Greeks' democracy and their right to quality independent information. Greeks have the right to be properly informed! Please sign and share the avaaz petition. [...]

June 12, 2013 Author: Sophia Kapellas

This is how Greece became the only EU country without a public broadcaster.

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This is how Greece became the only EU country without a public broadcaster.

At around 11 pm, June 11th 2013 the signal of ERT stopped transmitting. The Greek government decided to shut down the Public Broadcaster. 2,656 people were notified that same day that they were being fired. Using a legislative act –which is to be used only in extreme and urgent cases– and without the signatures of [...]

June 12, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

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

Lives out in the streets

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Lives out in the streets

They live under bridges, in abandoned cars, in passageways, in building entrances; they are part of the image of Athens that depresses us, angers us, infuriates us. Giorgos and Leon –talking to www.in.gr– consider themselves slightly more privileged than the other homeless, as they are put up in the guesthouse “Klimaka”. They are ordinary people, [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kiki Margarity

Greece: Few words from the holding cells of Police HQ, by the arrested from the anti-fascist protest

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Greece: Few words from the holding cells of Police HQ, by the arrested from the anti-fascist protest

On Sunday the 30th of September, after an open call, a motorbike march to put up posters took place starting from Exarhia. This protest is the answer to the fascist pogroms and attacks against immigrants that take place in various parts of the centre of Athens by fascist gangs camouflaged as ‘neighbours or shopkeepers committees’ [...]

October 3, 2012 Author: 15 arrested antifa protesters