Wednesday 21st August 2019
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Letters from home
Personal stories from different countries. Write us your experience of the crisis and we will translate it and publish it.

Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

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Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

Duarte always repeated to his parents “the police and justice are here to protect us” [...]

March 13, 2014 Author: Lúcia Gomes

My Journey in Greece

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My Journey in Greece

I was very intrigued by the police when I first came to Athens. I wasn’t used to seeing so many of them, the vehicles they use are huge (in Portugal they can only fit 9 policemen each); they had different suits and had a lot of weapons. [...]

March 9, 2014 Author: Bruna Cunha

Portugal: Press Release of the Informal Workers Commission of Health Line 24

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Portugal: Press Release of the Informal Workers Commission of Health Line 24

Watchdog For Labour Conditions deems all communication workers of Health 24 are working on fake green certificates. [...]

February 26, 2014 Author: Comissão Informal de Trabalhadores da Linha Saúde 24*

Spain: Student if you don’t fight, nobody will listen to you

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Spain: Student if you don’t fight, nobody will listen to you

Increased interest rates, reduced scholarships, reduced faculties, increased working hours, reduced state budget, seeking private funding, loss of power in educational bodies... Education is transformed into a battlefield οn inhospitable land. [...]

February 24, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Ukraine, Lviv: What I saw over the last seven hours. A report.

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Ukraine, Lviv: What I saw over the last seven hours. A report.

I do not know what the morning will bring or how we will live, but I know for a fact that the power of the Yanukovych regime in Lviv is no more, and that makes me happy. [...]

February 19, 2014 Author: Otar Dovzhenko

So what? Do we open up the borders?

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So what? Do we open up the borders?

As soon as someone questions immigration, out comes the same trap question [...]

February 17, 2014 Author: Isaac Rosa

The chemicals of Syria threaten Mediterranean

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The chemicals of Syria threaten Mediterranean

The opposition front is widened with MPs from Crete and the Commissioner Maria Damanaki asking the European authorities for explanations. Also, there are more and more reports about the risks of the chosen method of destruction, as it has been tested only once and on land. [...]

February 14, 2014 Author: Anda Psarra

Spain: “They want to condemn me to 2 years in prison for writing songs”

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Spain: “They want to condemn me to 2 years in prison for writing songs”

Every day we have to endure all kinds of defenders of fascism and absolutely nothing happens; on the contrary, fascists are even defended by the police when they protest, they have TV channels, newspapers, public finance etc. [...]

February 14, 2014 Author: Pablo Hasel

European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

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European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

“The Swiss referendum on imposing restrictions on the massive influx of migrants offers two hard but good lessons” [...]

February 12, 2014 Author: Dimitris Christopoulos

Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies

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Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies

It all began in Tuzla, a city with a Muslim majority. The protests then spread to the capital, Sarajevo, and Zenica, but also Mostar, home to a large segment of the Croat population, and Banja Luka, capital of the Serb part of Bosnia. [...]

February 10, 2014 Author: Slavoj Žižek