Nearly 150 protesters participated in the evening demonstration that was called by the Antifascist Initiative of Mytilini on June 1st, in the major city of Lesvos Island. Many texts were shared out, including flyposting, antifascist slogans were chanted, while walls were painted with graffiti and stencils along the route. There was no threat from cops … Continue reading
Fed-up Greek voters took to the polls Sunday to deliver a devastating blow to the political establishment and made hard turns to both the far-left and the far-right, with both a Communist Party and a Neo-Nazi party winning a significant number of seats. Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn won its first seats in the Greek … Continue reading
Aigio, Greece (CNN) — The bank where she died in Athens is still shrouded in green tarpaulin and boarded off with corrugated iron. Graffiti scrawled in black across the front reads: “Traitors” and “killers.” This is where Angeliki Papathanasopoulou put in 12-hour days as a financial analyst at Marfin Egnatia Bank, working not only for the … Continue reading
(picture by Marios Lolos) Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns a new wave of deliberate attacks on reporters and photographers in Athens and calls on the security forces to immediately identify those persons within their ranks who were responsible. “The respite was short,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The riot police, who were criticized after the abuses of … Continue reading
While we mock and ridicule the corrupt and often times purposefully obtuse Greek politicians, we often ignore the human cost in the equation (and so does the rest of the world). Unfortunately this is becoming an ever greater issue for a country that is rapidly devolving to sub-3rd world status. Because while we have previously … Continue reading
Protesters clash with police during a demonstration against new austerity measures on Feb. 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Vladimir Rys/Getty Images
Striking Greek steel workers march towards the Greek Parliament during a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Feb. 7, 2012. A general strike gripped debt-ridden Greece in protest of new austerity measures, demanded by the European Union as part of a new bailout deal from banks.