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10.10.2018

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Marianella Kloka reporting from Greece A group of 1130 parents in the island of Chios (Eastern Aegean), have decided several days ago to send an extrajudicial document to the Directors of 5 primary schools of the island, aiming to intimidate them and – as a result – not to… »

02.07.2018

21st Antiracist Festival of Athens in pictures

21st Antiracist Festival of Athens in pictures

“A three-day celebration for hearts of light in times of darkness.” The 21st Antiracist Festival of Athens was held this year on June 29 and 30, and July 1. The festival was full of concerts of Greek and immigrant groups from various parts of the world and was accompanied by… »

30.04.2018

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

By JAMES GALBRAITH 27 April 2018 for openDemocracy European austerity is a politics of power. It’s a banker protection racket. And the fact is, the strategy has now failed. Protestors outside trade negotiators meeting between 11 of the original 12… »

22.11.2017

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching. Conditions on… »

02.11.2017

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

It’s less than a month from today since solidarity groups, NGOs and refugees started to scale up their opposition to what continues to be the reception conditions for asylum seekers on Greek islands in the North-East Aegean. Learning from the lessons of last winter, when we witnessed people living in… »

26.10.2017

Journalists on strike in Greece – Pressenza strikes in solidarity

Journalists on strike in Greece – Pressenza strikes in solidarity

Greek journalists have just finished a 2 day strike; the 4th such strike within a year. Journalists and editors went into media silence on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with the idea that no news should be broadcast via the radio or TV and that no newspapers would be published… »

24.10.2017

Not to be forgotten: refugees still need us

Not to be forgotten: refugees still need us

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Winter is coming and the most vulnerable populations will experience it the hardest. Especially refugees, who are essentially trapped in misnamed “hotspot” camps throughout the Greek islands, living under cruel conditions with scant medical and mental help, meagre food and other provisions and inadequate… »

12.10.2017

Open the islands – No more dead from cold

Open the islands – No more dead from cold

Solidarity groups and organizations call for urgent action as winter is coming for refugees in Greece. Over 40 solidarity groups and organizations are calling for urgent action from the Greek local and national authorities to prevent more refugees from dying in the cold as winter sets in once again. They… »

11.10.2017

European Central Bank made almost €8bn from Greece’s financial crisis

European Central Bank made almost €8bn from Greece’s financial crisis

The European Central Bank (ECB) has profited handsomely from its holdings of Greek government debt, according to a document seen by the Financial Times. A written response to a request from a Greek MEP showed the bank collected €7.8 billion in interest payments between 2012-2016 on Greek sovereign bonds acquired… »

29.09.2017

Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

By Yanis Varoufakis for DiEM25. Wolfgang Schäuble may have left the finance ministry but his policy for turning the eurozone into an iron cage of austerity that is the very antithesis of a democratic federation, lives on. What is remarkable about Dr Schäuble’s tenure was how… »

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