Category Europe

Bosnia on fire: a rebellion on Europe’s periphery

On Friday, February 7, government buildings were on fire all over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its people, silent for a long time, finally decided to speak their mind. And when they did, what came out was not just words — it was a roar. It was fire, stones and heavy fighting with the police. The most impressive and symbolic picture of the first few days of the rebellion was the one depicting a burning government building in Tuzla, the city where it all began, with the graffiti “death to nationalism” written on it. Since nationalism has long been a favorite refuge of the country’s political elites, who used it to justify their political and economic oppression, this was indeed a powerful message.

Solidarity call for the Velvento case

 Republication from resistra Μπάτσοι, Δικαστές, Πολιτικοί, ΜΜΕ – Δεν έχετε κανένα λόγο να κοιμάστε ήσυχοι Κάλεσμα αλληλεγγύης: 29 Νοέμβρη 09: π.μ. συγκέντρωση στις Γυναικείες Φυλακές Κορυδαλλού Συνέλευση αλληλεγγύης για την υπόθεση Βελβεντού Cops, Judges, Politicians, Media – You have no reason to sleep calm at night Solidarity call: November 29, 9 am demonstration at Korydallos Women’s Prison Solidarity assembly for the Velvento case Snutar, Domare, Politikier, Media – Det finns

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Italy – The siege of Palazzo Chigi: from the top of the police wagon

Today a new step after the October 19 Porta Pia camp was made by the Italian movement. A new siege was called beneath the capitol’s power seats – namely the State-Regions roundtable, that was meant to work out a national housing policy decree – at a time in which rampant speculation and evictions gravely undermine the basic housing rights of the citizens.

Police arrest 1600 victims of anti-immigration riot in Moscow

Via: Following the murder last week of a young Russian by someone who may have been an immigrant, Moscow has been rocked by riots that escalated following a massive ‘anti-immigration’ protest. Nationalists attacked a food warehouse, destroying and stealing stock, and chanting ‘white power’ & ‘Russia for Russians’. After standing by and watching the attacks, the police moved in and arrested 1200 immigrants who had been attacked in and

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Greece: massive anti-fascist demonstrations across the country

Huge anti-fascist protests took place yesterday in Greece, joined by trade unionists, activists, left-wing parties and anti-racist organizations. Only in Athens approximately 30-50.000 condemned the actions of Golden Dawn, one week after the fatal stabbing of the hip-hopper Pavlos Fyssas by Giorgos Roupakias, a Golden Dawn member who allegedly admitted to the killing.

Antifascist musician stabbed to death by neonazis in Greece

On the night of September 17th, a 34-year-old man died in the early hours of Wednesday morning after he was attacked by a neonazi (member of Golden Dawn) and subsequently stabbed in Piraeus. The victim has been named as Pavlos Fyssas (who went by the stage name of Killah P), a hip-hopper involved in the antifascist scene, organising anti-racist concerts and other social activities in the area where he lived. He was stabbed in the chest outside a café at 60 Panayi Tsaldari Avenue in Amfiali, in the Keratsini district of Piraeus, shortly after midnight by a group of neonazis dressed in black and camouflage uniforms. The name of the 45-year murderer of Fyssas appears to be Giorgos Roupakias.

Hundreds show up in solidarity at Athens Courthouse as Golden Dawn hound Jewish intellectual and political activist Savvas Michael-Matsas

In the morning of September 2nd, the Athens Courthouse saw the trial of Savvas Michael-Matsas and Kostantinos Moutzouris. Moutzouris is the ex-vice chancellor of the Athens Polytechnic. Michael-Matsas is the secretary general of the trotskyist Revolutionary Workers’ Party (EEK). What do they hold in common? They have both been sued by members of the Nazi Golden Dawn, accused of “libelous defamation,” “incitement to violence and civil discord”, and “disturbing the public peace”. All the charges were brought against them by members of the Golden Dawn – including, astonishingly, Themis Skordeli – a lead hate figure in Agios Panteleimonas, herself accused in a series of trials of grave bodily harm.

Greece: Is Anti-Semitism the law?

A Jewish Marxist is dragged into court, accused by the Nazis for having “slandered.” Are we in Germany in 1933? Not at all: it is the “democratic” Greece (with many quotes) in 2013… The accused in question is called Savas Mikhail brilliant intellectual and leader of one of the organizations of the revolutionary Marxist left Greek…

Mass protests in Bulgaria for over 40 days

After 40 days of peaceful protests, the tide has turned in Bulgaria. Several thousand protestors surrounded the parliament earlier today, trapping those still inside. Barricades were built by protestors shouting ‘Mafia!’ and ‘Resign!’ Heavily armed police attacked the protestors after they besieged a bus that carried the ministers and lawmakers away from the Parliament. Today’s events are a significant turn in the protests that have been so far very peaceful. The coming days will tell whether today’s crackdown will prove to be the catalyst that will bring more people to the streets, or not.

Police attack peaceful solidarity demo to Kostas Sakkas

On Wednesday 10th, 2013 an impromptu demo took place, at Thisio, Athens in solidarity with Kostas Sakkas. Ιt was purposefully not announced and circulated mouth to mouth, so it had an element of surprise for police forces. The demo’s puprpose was to hand out information material on Sakkas’ case mainly to tourists.