Browsing All posts tagged under »Greece«

“The sad hue of the crisis”, by Vicente Verdú

November 22, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Spain, once buoyant, is sinking without even understanding what could have gone so wrong. Society is beginning to wilt in despair, but the fear is that this is only the beginning. Vicente Verdú.- Crisis is not the same as desolation. Crisis is not the same as demolition. Crisis is not the same […]

Greek protesters attack German consul

November 16, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN RT.COM) Dozens of anti-austerity protesters clashed with police yesterday after breaking into a conference centre in northern Greece to demonstrate against the presence of a German government official. The protesting municipal workers pushed and threw coffee on Wolfgang Hölsche-Obermaier, a German consul in Thessaloniki, who was attending a conference of Greek and German […]

Greek magazine editor in court for naming alleged tax evaders

October 30, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Kostas Vaxevanis at centre of political storm after publishing names of wealthy Greeks alleged to have Swiss bank accounts A magazine editor in Greece will appear in court after publishing the names of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks alleged to have Swiss bank accounts, triggering a row over tax evasion that […]

“The rights of the Greek citizens, of European citizens are at stake”, by G. Tisheva

October 8, 2012

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The latest developments in Greece – the decision for a next round of austerity measures and the new wave of Greek people in the streets, inevitably makes us look back at the events that brought to this stage and calls to recapitulation of  what are the real results of the three years’ intervention of the […]

Where are the public security forces? (antifascists against neo-Nazis in Athens)

October 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN CONTRAINFO.COM. The NEPO Project is not responsible for the content that is literally copied from external websites.) ” The night of September 15th saw the first motorcycle patrol through Athens centre with flypostering and protest chants against neo-Nazi attacks. On September 22nd another antifa motorcycle demo was realized successfully. >>In the evening of Sunday, September 30th, […]

Greeks protest against ‘austerity’ with general strike

September 26, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN PS EUROPE) Greeks are staging the first anti-austerity general strike in the country since Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative-led coalition government came to power in June – a day after demonstrations marking public anger over spending cuts and a possible bail-out in Spain turned violent.   The 24-hour walkout is the […]

“It’s not rhetoric to draw parallels with Nazism”, by Laurie Penny

September 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) “After the immigrants, you’re next.” That’s what was written on flyers that appeared this week in the gay clubbing district of Athens. As violence against immigrants and ethnic minorities escalates across Greece, supporters of the ultra-right Golden Dawn party have also begun to promote hate attacks on homosexuals and people with […]