July 17, 2009 - Znet
It has been around a year and a half now since the first attempt of the state to demolish the self-made Afghani refugee camp in Patras, which was prevented due to a vast and eminent solidarity movement. Nevertheless, the public authorities struck back and eventually succeeded to fulfil their initial plan on the dawn of Sunday 12th of July. This action can be only described as part of a major concrete plan of "zero tolerance" designed and declared by Markoyannakis, the Minister of Public Order of Greece.
July 8 2009 - libcom
The first mass anti-racist protest march of the week, organised by anarchists, clash[ed] with strong riot police forces and a handful of collaborating nazis leading to long street battles around the coveted Agios Panteleimonas area.
May 22 2009 - Libcom.org
Extended clashes broke our in Athens on Friday 22/5, during the second protest march in two days against police racism, after a cop tore the Koran and brutalised Muslims during anti-immigrant sweeping operations. During the clashes many protesters were injured, arrested and hospitalised.
By Nikos Raptis - Znet Commentary
[Recent ceremonies were] dedicated to the execution of 200 Greeks who were detainees at the "Haidari" Nazi concentration camp, on May Day of 1944. The execution took place at "Kesariani", a neighborhood close to the center of Athens...Sixty-five years have gone by since 1944. As usual, a commemoration ceremony was held both in Haidari and in Kesariani to honor the 200 dead. A brief description of the ceremonies is quite interesting and possibly quite instructive.
Wednesday, March 18 2009 - Infoshop News
According to various news site reports, prisoner Katerina Goulioni, prisoner and militant prisoners’ rights activist, has died in police custody this morning...Katerina, who was held at the prison of Thiva in mainland Greece, was under transfer to Crete. In the boat from Pireaus to Crete, the guards forced her to sit alone, 15 seats behind the other prisoners, hands tied behind the back. At 6am this morning Katerina was found dead; according to testimonies by other prisoners, she was badly hit on the face.
After holding meetings with...Scotland Yard as well as American security advisers, the frail Greek government with only one MP majority has announced the imposition of draconian measures aimed to halt the rising social antagonistic movement across the country. With the support of the corporate media, the government has announced it will not tolerate any more political violence on the streets, giving a carte blanche to the regime’s praetorian guard, as the ex-Minister of Public Order, Byron Polidoras, has called the riot police, to exercise unlimited force on demonstrators.
Sunday, March 15 2009 - Infoshop News
Athens - Experts from the British police organization Scotland Yard are to aid Greece in battling an ongoing wave of violence and crack down on radical leftwing underground organizations, the Kathimerini newspaper reported Sunday. The help from Scotland Yard, the first of which is to arrive in Greece on Monday, comes after contacts at the highest level between the governments in Athens and London, the report said.
Protest marches in response to the fascist-parastate handgrenade attack against the Immigrants’ Social Centre in Athens erupt in riots seeing neonazi national offices burned...Riots broke out twice during the last week, both times during protest marches against the fascist-parastate attack against the Immigrants’ Social Center in Exarcheia with a hand-grenade on the 24th of February.
By Nikos Raptis - Znet Commentary
Is the December '08 uprising of the Greek teenagers so important that an additional update is necessary? Given that the uprising had even an international appeal, as shown by the fact that Sarkozy of France, a George W. Bush-type of person, did not dare reform the French educational system, as he had announced, fearing a reaction from the French teenagers similar to that of the Greek ones, it seems that an update is, at least, useful.
By George Yorgos - January 19, 2009
THE DEMONSTRATIONS that rocked Greece at the end of last year resumed on January 9, picking up where they left off before the holidays with a militant march of 20,000 teachers and students in Athens.
Monday, December 29 2008 - Infoshop News
As we've learned from the excellent interview over at the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective blog, what happened in Greece was not accidental. In fact, the rioting, firebombing, street-fighting, occupying, looting, and marching was largely initiated and coordinated by autonomous affinity groups of anarchists, some more defined than others, with roots in the occupations and social centers around Greece.
By Valia Kaimaki - Znet
The government...used the masked petrol-bombers to inspire fear of a "threat to democracy". "What democracy?" ask the protesters. It is true that schoolchildren and university students attacked police stations with rocks and that others damaged banks. But only a few days earlier the government, indifferent to the impoverishment of hundreds of thousands of Greeks, gave those banks a gift of €28bn ($39bn). And these are the banks which use private debt-collection agencies to insult and threaten anyone who owes them small sums of money, and to seize their property.
By Uri Gordon - December 27, 2008
Few people realize that the Greek anarchist movement is appreciably the largest in the world, in proportion to its country's population. It also enjoys wide social support due to its legacy of resistance to the military dictatorship from 1967 to 1974. Highly confrontational demonstrations are a matter of regularity in Greece. It is practically a bimonthly occurrence for anarchists and police to engage in fiery street battles in Thessaloniki or Athens. The current events are only marked by their breadth and duration, not by their level of militancy.
By CrimethInc Ex-Workers Collective
We humbly present one of the first inside reports from participants in the upheavals that shook Greece after the police murder of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the anarchist neighborhood of Exarchia on December 6...This is only the first set of answers to come in from our Greek comrades. We hope shortly to receive further perspectives from other elements of the Greek uprising, so we can provide a comprehensive background on the context and dynamics of the revolt.