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The ugly truth about the religious freedoms in Greece

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The ugly truth about the religious freedoms in Greece

The State Department’s scathing report of 2012 for the religious freedom in Greece has no precedent, but seems to have a bright future. This could have been a good reason for bishop Amvrosios mournfully ringing the bells of fanaticism, instead of becoming himself the cause for another humiliating report for religious tolerance next year. [...]

May 22, 2013 Author: Anda Psarra

Greece: How many stitches can fit on a child’s face

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Greece: How many stitches can fit on a child’s face

The story of a fourteen-year-old Afghan child, who came to Greece with his mother seeking a better life, wanted to leave for Switzerland where his brother lives, but was prevented by storm troopers that engraved his life. [...]

May 14, 2013 Author: Anda Psarra

Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

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Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

On March the 2nd 1757, Robert Francois Damiens the “king murderer” (he tried to murder Louis XV) was taken to the gallows at Place de Grève in Paris. There, the executioners –using fire-heated claws– removed the skin from his chest, hands and feet, burned his right hand with sulphur –that is the hand that held [...]

February 16, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Greece: Police violence and abuse, it is not the first time

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Greece: Police violence and abuse, it is not the first time

Obviously, torture is not occurring only in the Police Headquarters but also in police stations, with Agios Panteleimonas[1] police station undeniably occupying the first position. The case of the Afghan refugees in 2004 who were even submitted to foot whipping in this particular station, was one of the few that became public. Apparently, that was [...]

October 26, 2012 Author: Maria Louka

Interview with Tariq Ali

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Interview with Tariq Ali

My initial response was to burst out laughing, because this Nobel Peace Prize committee, basically run by clapped-out former politicians in Norway, never fails to amuse and disappoint. I mean, they constantly behave like this. Their prize choices over the last 20 years have been laughable, in some cases monstrous. [...]

October 12, 2012 Author: Amy Goodman