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News from the Pressenza Bureau in Athens, Greece

17.06.2020

Interview From a Lady in Palestine on Covid-19’s Influence

Interview From a Lady in Palestine on Covid-19’s Influence

Consequences of the lock down due to the pandemic in the West Bank Asil Qraini is 23 years old. She grew up and lives in the city of Nablus, in the West Bank of Palestinian territory. The group of Pressenza, as part of a wider mission to the West Bank,… »

03.05.2020

Labor Day, with Safety Distances.

Labor Day, with Safety Distances.

This year, the celebration of the first of May was different: there was a rally of unions, political parties, feminist collectives, etc. There were people, and the participants observed the security measures linked to the covid 19 pandemic, with safety distances and masks, unlike the police. Photos: Giannos Iliadis… »

30.03.2020

Noam Chomsky: “We will overcome the coronavirus crisis, but we have more serious crises ahead of us”

Noam Chomsky: “We will overcome the coronavirus crisis, but we have more serious crises ahead of us”

Noam Chomsky, well-known 91-year-old American linguist and political analyst, spoke to Srećko Horvat on DiEM25 TV from Arizona US, where he is in self-isolation because of the pandemic. Chomsky pointed out that the health crisis of the coronavirus is very serious and will have serious consequences but will be temporary,… »

30.03.2020

Manolis Glezos: great left personality awarded with Lenin Peace Prize, dies at the age of 98

Manolis Glezos: great left personality awarded with Lenin Peace Prize, dies at the age of 98

Manolis Glezos was a very important personality of the left in Greece. In the EU elections, he was elected first (among the Greeks) in the European Parliament with SYRIZA. He had announced that this was a symbolic postulation in order to reinforce SYRIZA’s position and that he would only remain… »

23.03.2020

Petition for Emergency Basic Income for the EU

Petition for Emergency Basic Income for the EU

All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state taking urgent measures to address it. At present, the European Commission has announced some initial measures, which include loosening the financial stability rules, funds for research and support for the most vulnerable… »

06.03.2020

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Massive attendance of more than six thousand people took part in a solidarity march for refugees and migrants in the center of Athens last afternoon. The call on the march was clear: “We stand with solidarity with refugees and immigrants against the governments of Greece and Turkey, the EU, racism,… »

05.03.2020

Newspaper “Evros Opinion”: someone has to speak!

Newspaper “Evros Opinion”: someone has to speak!

After the video that was published yesterday by Forensic Architecture, an independent university based research agency undertaking media and spatial research of state and corporate violence, there is much proof that a Syrian asylum seeker was shoot dead in the Greek borders with Turkey (Evros). National public opinion is in… »

04.02.2020

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

About 1,000 people, Jews and Arabs, marched together on February 1 to protest under the following banner: “The Trump-Netanyahu Agreement is a threat to the future of both nations. It is a unilateral agreement that will not bring peace, justice or conflict resolution, but will further spread violence. The plan… »

14.11.2019

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Event for the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday afternoon, in the crowded lounge of the Peace Boat, anchored in the Port of Piraeus, Pressenza’s documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons“ premiered in Greece in the presence of journalists and activists. The importance of the people’s pressure and civil society on nuclear disarmament was… »

20.09.2019

Israel’s Elections: Winners and Losers – Attempts at Government Formation

Israel’s Elections: Winners and Losers – Attempts at Government Formation

By Christina Christoforou – Livani Israel’s national elections were held for the second time this year on September 17, as Prime Minister Netanyahu was unable to form a government last April. Turnout was 63.7%, 2.4 points higher than in the April elections, according to the Central Election Commission. These… »

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