Greece

London Protest Against Golden Dawn in Memory of Pavlos Fyssas

On the night of September 17th, the 34-year old antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (aka Killah P) was murdered by a member of fascist party Golden Dawn, who received 7% in the 2012 elections. Find out more. Today, September 21s, antifascists gathered outside the Greek embassy in a show of solidarity to Greek antifascists and in […]

Petition to EU: End Operation Zeus and Release Detainees in Greece

58,707 people have signed a petition at the time of posting this calling for EU member states to pressure Greece into putting a stop to Operation Zeus and releasing detainees: First migrants and recent immigrants were rounded up from Greece’s streets and forced into internment camps.Then they threw the drug users in. Next came the […]

The refusal of the police authorities to respond

The Racist Violence Recording Network was set up in 2011 by the UNHCR and 23 Greek NGOs to record racist violence in Greece. For the police, racist violence doesn’t exist. There are no numbers because there are no records of crimes motivated by racism. The annual report for 2012 was published yesterday. It starts by […]

Refugees on Hunger Strike in Greek Detention Centres

The “Deport Racism Movement” reports: “Hundreds of immigrants and refugees are on hunger strike at the Amygdaleza and other detention camps in the country demanding their release” They say detainees in the euphemistically named ‘closed hospitality centres’, set up and run with funds by the European Union and Greece, are subjected “to abuse and mocking […]

Health, Heating, Housing: Solidarity Now!

Ahmed is a fisher from Egypt who has been in Greece for years. One night he was attacked by Golden Dawn. We visited him the day following the night time attack, and published a video and photo slideshow. His story is also featured on Solidarity Now, together with other stories of those hit by austerity. […]

4 weeks to go: Online release set for 21st April!

We will release Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece in four weeks time. For this release we are trying something new. The plan is to make the film available for free, so online communities can take the role of a conventional broadcaster or distributor. The audience will be our distribution network. […]

“It was racism that killed him”

“It was racism that killed him” from Ross Domoney, Aletheia Photos On 2nd February 2013 Cheick Ndiaye’s body was found on the rail tracks of Thissio metro station in central Athens. A friend, who was a witness states he saw Cheick being pushed to his death by two municipality police officers who were chasing him. […]

Doctors of the World threatened by Golden Dawn

Doctors of the World provide frontline primary health care to people who otherwise lack access to health care services. In Greece they have been providing health care for free, an invaluable service especially for refugees and migrants without papers. Since the crisis the percentage of Greek people coming to their clinic has been rising. The […]

Prayer vigil for victim of racist murder

The Pakistani community of Athens arrived in their hundreds on Saturday in Kotzia square to say goodbye to the victim of a racist murder Shehzad Luqman. Prayers were led by a local Imam before his remains were repatriated t0 Pakistan for burial. He was cycling to work on Wednesday morning when he was attacked by two […]

Petitioning the Greek government

The European Campaign for Human Rights in Afghanistan has started a petition on Change.org, asking the Greek government to “[i]mprove the situation for refugees in Greece who are living in destitution”. To: the Greek government Petition: Thousands of Afghans flee their homes in Afghanistan and arrive in Greece each year for many different reasons such […]