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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

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

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

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

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

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

Greece: 153 “Yes”, thousands of “No”

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Greece: 153 “Yes”, thousands of “No”

Early in the evening of Monday 5th of November, the Ministry of Finance finally submitted the much-anticipated bill. One single article, 216 pages! In an unprecedented move that totally undermined the democratic processes, the MPs were called to study, discuss and vote on it in less than 48 hours’ time. [...]

November 7, 2012 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

People are burning alive on the streets of Athens

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People are burning alive on the streets of Athens

“Tomorrow? There is no tomorrow!” I knew how that anarchist felt. He was screaming it across a battlefield, the police were in retreat, I was standing between them and I knew why he felt so miserable. [...]

October 20, 2012 Authors: Alex Miller, Henry Langston

Open letter from a teacher to Mr. Dendias

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Open letter from a teacher to Mr. Dendias

I'm one of those that find themselves every single time at the protests of Syntagma square, along with thousands of my fellow desperate citizens. And every time, I feel proud and happy seeing so many young children out on the streets worrying, struggling, raising their fist in defiance, and uniting their voices with ours, the [...]

October 2, 2012 Author: Julie Pezopoulou