Doing the right thing is risky. Greek magazine publisher Costas Vaxevanis faces charges of violating state privacy laws. Potentially he faces two years in prison.
By Tim Groves - October 25, 2012
Golden Dawn, an openly racist Greek political party has received the support of approximately 30 members of Toronto's Greek diaspora...This revelation follows reports that Golden Dawn has opened a chapter in Montreal boasting 150 members. The political party had previously claimed to have opened offices in Melbourne, Australia and New York City.
3rd October 2012 | Issue 829 - SchNEWS
[In Athens, Greece]...anti-fascists clashed with police during an anti-fascist patrol which resulted in 15 people injured and 23 arrested...“People are getting organized, the police and the fascists here are the same. We need to protect ourselves and others from racist attacks. If we don’t, who will?”
By Christoph Dreier - WSWS
As it mounts brutal attacks on the social rights of workers across Europe, the ruling class increasingly resorts to violence and authoritarian methods to suppress popular opposition. In Greece, which the financial aristocracy has targeted to serve as an example of social counterrevolution in Europe, political terror and intimidation have reached a new, ominous level in the form of open state support for the fascist gangs of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn).
By Christoph Dreier - WSWS
Early on Sunday morning, five dark-clad figures mounted on four motorcycles rode through the neighborhood of Omonia Square in central Athens, hunting down immigrants. Upon encountering a 19-year-old Iraqi, they beat him with their fists and stones and stabbed him several times with a knife. The young man died the same day in a hospital.
By Christoph Dreier - 9 August 2012
Just a week after the Greek government announced €11.5 billion in new cuts in social spending, 4,500 police officers in bullet-proof vests...took to the streets of Athens to hunt down foreign-looking people...Some 6,000 were taken into custody. Of those arrested, 1,400-2,000 were imprisoned and are set to be deported to their home countries.
By Robert Stevens - 20 June 2012
The social hardship being imposed on an already poverty-stricken Greek population is without parallel in post-war Europe. Each day one reads heart-rending accounts of the appalling consequences of the austerity measures of the Troika — the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.
By Stefan Steinberg - WSWS
In an interview with the British Guardian newspaper published Friday, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, vented her class hatred for the workers of Greece, denouncing them as tax scofflaws and ruling out any respite from the austerity measures that have devastated the country.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden - WSWS
As Greece prepares for elections on June 17 amid an overwhelming popular rejection of austerity, the ruling class is making secret preparations for a military crackdown against the workers. These preparations are taking place in parallel with more public discussions within the European Union on financial mechanisms to penalize Greece, should the Greek population vote to reject EU austerity demands.
Greece is the canary in the coal mine for what's coming.
May 11, 2012 - Greek Reporter
More than half of all police officers in Greece voted for pro-Nazi party Golden Dawn in the elections of May 6. This is the disconcerting result of an analysis carried out by authoritative newspaper To Vima in several constituencies in Athens, where 5,000 police officers in service in the Greek capital also cast their ballot.
By Nikolas Kosmatopoulos - Znet
For a long time, the most insightful and inspiring quotes about the political situation in Greece have totally eclipsed the manifestos of technocrats and the reports of journalists. Hope and insights, endurance and critique, are more likely to be expressed through red and black graffiti than in the speeches made by experts.
Sunday, April 15 2012 - Infoshop News
In order to receive the latest ‘bailout’ from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB)...[T]he Greek state was told by the German, French and US ruling classes to once again reduce pensions by more than 15%, to fully privatize public utilities, to yet again cut social spending, and to implement more wage cuts...All of this has come on the back of earlier rounds of austerity measures and the Greek working class has been under severe pressure: homelessness has been growing at a rapid rate and the unemployment rate has shot past 20%.
By Christoph Dreier - 7 April 2012
[Dimitris] Christoulas killed himself with a handgun in Athens’ central Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek parliament where a series of brutal cuts packages have been passed in recent months. In a letter he explained that he preferred to take his life with dignity rather than end up scavenging through garbage looking for food. He urged young people to rise up against the government, which he compared to the puppet regime under Nazi occupation during World War II.
Greece is being systematically raped, pillaged and destroyed. Bankers demand it. What they want, they get, no matter the human toll and economic ruin.