Greece

Intervention – The Right against the city

This article by Antonis Vradis, London School of Economics, was first published on Antipode. “Reclaim our cities”. “Self-organise”. “Take neighbourhood action”. Consider these slogans for a moment. Sound familiar? Indeed they should, echoing as they do a body of scholarship (e.g. Amin and Thrift 2005; Butler 2012; Chatterton 2010; Dikeç 2001; Harvey 2003; Leontidou 2006; […]

The Pogrom of Lichtenhagen – 20 years later the EU is making the same mistakes

Today is the last day of the 20th anniversary of the events (often called ‘riots’) of Rostock-Lichtenhagen. In Germany, it is also referred to as the pogrom of Rostock-Lichtenhagen. The GDR had been under travel and immigration restrictions, but did have immigrant workers. 368 Vietnamese workers had come to Rostock since 1981, mostly to work […]

Human Rights Reports on Detention Conditions in Greece up to May 2012

Various organisations have published reports on the detention conditions in Greece. In a report from July 2010, titled Greece: IRREGULAR MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS ROUTINELY DETAINED IN SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS, Amnesty International wrote: Amnesty International’s research over the last year has led to the conclusion that asylum-seekers and irregular migrants in Greece are detained as a matter […]