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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.

What do we mean when we say Golden Dawn should be outlawed?

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What do we mean when we say Golden Dawn should be outlawed?

Following the tragic assassination of Pavlos Fyssas, there is much talk of uprooting the neo-Nazi construct, and of referring its leaders to justice for instigation of criminal acts. [...]

September 23, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

Waiting for the Civil War?

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Waiting for the Civil War?

In the streets, the antifascist movement has mobilized thousands who clash with the police on daily basis and allover Greece, while the members of the Golden Dawn are hiding pending police investigations in 34 criminal cases which the Ministry of Interior discovered within the last 24 hours apparently under immense pressure by international outcry and [...]

September 15, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Greece: On drugs

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Greece: On drugs

On the 6th and 7th of March 2013, the Greek police, in cooperation with the Centre of Control and Disease Prevention (ΚΕΕΛΠΝΟ), detained 132 drug addicts and forcibly transferred them from the centre of Athens to the Immigration detention centre of Amygdaleza. [...]

July 1, 2013 Author: Lena Theodoropoulou

Spain: Ester*, the last victim!

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Spain: Ester*, the last victim!

This is how my face looks after the brutal attack that I suffered, due to the impact of a rubber bullet shot by Mossos d’Esquadra, on the 14N . [...]

June 29, 2013 Author: Ester Quintana

Solidarity wanted

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Solidarity wanted

WHOEVER NEEDS A WHEEL CHAIR can e-mail us at info@x-pressed.org [...]

June 28, 2013 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

The job application of Adonis Georgiadis* for the position of Minister of Health

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The job application of Adonis Georgiadis* for the position of Minister of Health

With the bankruptcy of the social security system imminent, hospital closures already a reality, and lack of access to health care a fact of life for many Greek citizens, the government needs someone who can disregard the human aspects of these policies, and concentrate instead on meeting austerity targets. I believe I am the right [...]

June 25, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

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

Mapping the grassroots groups in Greece

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Mapping the grassroots groups in Greece

Still think Greeks are sitting idle, the helpless victims of events in their country? Think again. The Omikron Project carried out a study in March and April 2013 to map all the grassroots movements in Greece who are stepping in where the system is failing. [...]

May 27, 2013

Big truths

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Big truths

"Saturday night. I caught my hand at the kitchen door (I'm very accident prone at home: I'm Sagittarius and I haven’t got any “body awareness”). I went alone to the hospital of Sant Pau because my partner stayed at home to take care of my daughter. I was lead to the waiting room. There was [...]

May 13, 2013 Author: Lucía Etxebarría

Letter from Angela Merkel to the Portuguese

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Letter from Angela Merkel to the Portuguese

Let me first start by clarifying that when I say “my dear” [caros in portuguese], I do value my words. In fact, you are more and more mine, and you continue to be quite expensive [caros as well in portuguese]. There is already an ongoing process that will make you a little bit cheaper, although [...]

November 22, 2012 Author: Ricardo Araújo Pereira