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Greece, Amnesty International: Emergency action to thwart teachers’ strike unnecessary

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Greece, Amnesty International: Emergency action to thwart teachers’ strike unnecessary

The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece violates the country’s international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said. [...]

May 15, 2013 Author: Amnesty International

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

Spain strikes back on N14

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Spain strikes back on N14

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the demos of the second general strike during this year – the eighth to date during Spain's post-Franco democratic history. The unions declared that the participation reached over 76 percent. The highest percentages were in Catalunya, Asturias, famous for the recent miners’ struggle, and Galicia (80 percent), followed [...]

November 14, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: The deeper the crisis, the more the repression

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Spain: The deeper the crisis, the more the repression

“Allow me to show here, in New York, my recognition for the majority of the Spanish people who do not demonstrate, do not come out on the front pages, and do not watch the newscasts”. With these words, the Spanish President Mariano Rajoy, greeted the demonstration of September 25 that turned Madrid into a battlefield. [...]

September 27, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Greece: General strike – Rehearsal or final performance?

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Greece: General strike – Rehearsal or final performance?

In the face of €9 billion cuts in salaries, pensions and benefits and €3 billion more in new taxes, the country’s Unions called for a 24Hour general strike and demonstration. It was exactly what we expected it to be; quite massive but numb at first, some riots towards the end and heavy police crackdown. [...]

September 27, 2012 Author: Anna Papoutsi

‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

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‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

The battle in Spain against the government’s austerity measures continues with a new series of massive protests. With the miners’ mobilisation still fresh in people’s minds they have taken over the streets again today saying no to government policies. More than 80 demonstrations have taken place across the country under the banner ‘They want to [...]

July 19, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

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Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

Mariano Rajoy’s government won an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections on November 2011 with promises to decrease the risk premium, to create jobs, and above all to recover the lost trust in Spain. Shortly after, the government announced cuts of €16.5 billion. On June 9, Rajoy asked the EU for a banking bailout of [...]

June 15, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

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Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

Spain’s biggest trade unions - CCOC (Comisiones Obreras, Workers Committees) and UGT (Unión General de Trabajadores, General Workers’ Union) - organised a massive clamor against the labour market reforms that the government is planning on February 19. They did so on a Sunday, without calling a general strike yet, and with the objective of informing [...]

February 28, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou