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Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

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Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

Detention centers for migrants, a name used to denote the modern concentration camps, are only the tip of the iceberg of a complex plot aiming, among others, at the criminalisation of migrants, in order to profit from it. [...]

May 6, 2014 Author: Anna Giralt Gris

Greece: Which is the private company G4S about to take over the security of detention centres

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Greece: Which is the private company G4S about to take over the security of detention centres

Private firms providing “security services” will soon undertake the guarding of migrants’ detention centres, as well as the policing of "special" prisoners with monitoring devices, thus paving the way towards the privatisation of prisons in Greece, following the US and UK standards [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: filistina

Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

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Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

On June 15, 2011 the process began to approve the budget with the first set of cuts for Catalonia, which has led to the closure of public enterprises, the privatisation of health cuts in culture, education, etc. [...]

April 6, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

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Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

The CIEs first emerged in 1985. They have been in existence for 29 years without a specific regulation. This lack of regulation meant a clear violation of the law for the past 5 years, since, in the reform of 2009, the Immigration Act ordered the Government to regulate the CIEs within 6 months. But it’s [...]

March 26, 2014 Author: Patricia Orejudo

Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Russia: The long, dark shadow of Putin

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Russia: The long, dark shadow of Putin

All that remains to the western media and the Russian liberal opposition, given their natural aversion for social issues, is to denounce homophobia. The conservative ideological shift of the Russian government tries to galvanise its electoral base in anticipation of the arrival of the economic crisis to the country. [...]

February 7, 2014 Author: Àngel Ferrero

Greece: Justice for the victims of Farmakonisi (SIGN & SHARE!)

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Greece: Justice for the victims of Farmakonisi (SIGN & SHARE!)

SIGN & SHARE the Avaaz petition! [...]

January 29, 2014 Author: Avaaz

Spain: Οn Podemos

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Spain: Οn Podemos

I keep receiving many messages and calls from friends these days, who seek my opinion on Podemos. I prefer to express my opinion here, in public, out of respect for its proposal. And it is because in Podemos there are many people who, with their long history of struggles, deserve this courtesy expressed here –or [...]

January 20, 2014 Author: Carlos Taibo*

Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

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Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

During the past two weeks, the residents of the Burgos neighbourhood of Gamonal have won “a great little victory” and have become a symbol of citizen participation in politics. Their protest against corruption, whose cause was their objection to the construction of a boulevard with a parking in their neighbourhood, has provoked a wave of [...]

January 19, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Barcelona: Catalοnia bans plastic bullets

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Barcelona: Catalοnia bans plastic bullets

This morning the Parliament of Cataluña banned the use of plastic bullets by the Catalan riot police (Mossos). [...]

November 8, 2013 Author: Konstantia Nikopoulou