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Κατάληψη στη Νομική της Αθήνας από τις 9 το πρωί ως ένδειξη αλληλεγγύης στον Νίκο Ρωμανό και τους υπόλοιπους απεργούς πεινάς. Σκοπός να γίνει η Νομική κέντρο αγώνα όλης της κοινωνίας απέναντι στην παντελή έλλειψη δικαιοσύνης και στον αυταρχισμό του καθεστώτος. Εδώ θα συνδιαμορφωθούν οι θέσεις για μια κοινωνία δικαιοσύνης για όλες και όλους και για το ριζικό μετασχηματισμό του σωφρονιστικού συστήματος. Τακτική συνέλευση κάθε ήμερα στις 15:00.
It’s been sometime since we last heard from the Greek movement. But, thanks to the Greek government and its riot police, today became a day of large student demonstrations, clashes with the cops, injuries and rising tension. First, let’s see what happened. Early in the morning, the Athens Law School students arrived at their University in order to apply their Assembly decision, which included a symbolic occupation of their University until the 17th of November, commemoration day of the 1973 student revolt against the military dictatorship. The problem was that the school was already occupied by the riot police. The Athenian Universities’ rectors had decided to apply a peculiar “lock out” of the students and employees, supposedly for “security reasons”…
Yesterday in the historic Cable Street – where a large mural on St. George’s Town Hall (next to Library Place) depicts scenes depicting the victorious effort antifascists, trade unionists on the 4th of October 1936 to prevent the fascist blackshirts of Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists to attack en masse immigrants and minorities (Irish and Eastender Jews) making their way to Westminster – the antifascist gathering took place, in view of the first anniversary of the murder of Pavlos Fyssas….
Αthens: 600 demonstrated at Ermou Steet (main commercial road in central Athens) against the abolition of the Sunday holiday. The demonstrators, who were blocking the entrance to many shops, were attacked by riot police and later a march took place down Ermou street. Various workers’ unions took part (such as the Union of Bookseller employees of Attica, local assemblies and others). Τhis is part of an ongoing dispute between unions and the government, the latter trying to pass a legislation that would allow shops to be open on Sundays.
The undeniable success of the referendum on the privatization of EYATh (Corporation of public waters of Thessaloniki) is not only its result. It is certainly of paramount importance that 98% of those who voted said no to the privatization of water, but more important are the new elements for our understanding of political action and mostly the unprecedented situations we experienced last Sunday. The participation in the referendum of those who came to vote for municipal and regional elections reached, based on our estimates (the number of votes cast in the referendum) at rates close to or above 60 % . But the message was mainly qualitative . Most people voted with a smile, tenacity and conviction.
Otro incidente trágico y mortal tuvo lugar en el mar Egeo, cuando unos emigrantes intentaron atravesar el mar desde la costa vecina de Turquía hasta la isla griega de Samos. Los dos barcos que llevaban refugiados se volcaron por la madrugada del lunes pasado frente a la costa de la isla y ellos fueron identificados por un patrullero finlandés, que opera con la guardia de fronteras Frontex. Pero cuando dos embarcaciones de guardacostas junto con helicópteros de la fuerza aérea y naval llegaron, 22 personas ya habían muerto, entre ellas 4 niños y doce mujeres (una de ellas embarazada).
Bir kez daha Ege Denizi’nde, mülteciler Türkiye sularından Yunan adası Samos(Sisam)’a ulaşmaya çalışırken trajik bir kaza meydana geldi. Pazartesi, sabahın erken saatlerinde Frontex sınır güvenliği kuvvetleriyle ortak çalışan, Finlandiya’ya ait gözlem gemisinin farkettiği mülteci taşıyan iki gemi ada açıklarında alabora oldu. Sahil güvenlik tekneleri, hava kuvvetleri ve donanma helikopterleri ancak içlerinde 4 çocuğun ve biri hamile olmak üzere 12 kadının bulunduğu 22 mülteci hayatını kaybettikten sonra gönderildi.
Another tragic incident of death occurred in Aegean Sea, when migrants attempted to cross the waters from neighbouring Turkey aiming to arrive to the Greek island of Samos. The two boats carrying refugees capsized in the early hours of Monday morning off the coast of the island were identified by a Finnish patrol boat that operates with the Frontex border guard forces. But when two coast-guard vessels as well as air-force and navy helicopters dispatched 22 people have already lost their lives, among them 4 children and twelve women (one of them was one pregnant).
Large scale clashes took place yesterday in Odessa, leading to a major fire at the House of Trade Unions where some pro-Russia supporters sought refuge after being attacked by right-wing militants and government supporters in their encampment. The thugs threw petrol bombs against the building, resulting in the death 36 people from suffocation whilst others jumped from the windows to save themselves. Those who escaped from the flames were later on beaten to death once they fell in the hands of the mob.
Athens: Riot police attacked the cleaners of the Ministry of economics who tried to enter the premises in an attempt to meet with minister Stournaras. The cleaners are on ongoing protests due to their suspension and dismissal as part of the government’s cuts. Four protesters were injured and taken to hospital. Athens: Hadim Husein, father of Sehzad Luqman (the 27-year-old from Pakistan…