racism

Bloodstrawberries in Manolada

When immigrant workers from Bangladesh demanded their wages after going unpaid for six months, in Manolada, Greece, their supervisors shot at them. Over 20 were injured and had to be treated in hospital. x-pressed reports that police are going into the hospital to arrest and deport them, and journalists are being chased off the farm […]

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 […]

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 […]