Protesters assault the Prefecture of Livorno during a march against police brutality. This is the third consecutive day where clashes are taking place in the Italian city. During this attack several policemen, while many of them had to lock themselves into the building to escape.
Police violently arrested a a 19 year-old boy from Philadelphia, in Jerusalem, while he was protesting against Gaza bombings. The youth, who arrived in Israel as part of a trip arranged by a Jewish-Christian group, claims he was attacked by a policeman during the celebrations.
Dublin 17th November 2012 – March to protest the horrific state of affairs as it stands in Ireland, where Savita Halappanavar in the year 2012 in an Irish hospital died suffering and in pain after being denied an abortion she and her husband repeatedly requested. From the Garden of Remembrance to the Dáil, protesters hold a candlelight vigil in conjunction with Galway Pro-Choice to grieve Savita’s unnecessary death.
A film, by PIIGS United in London in solidarity with the pan- European general strike scheduled for November 14th. On this day, there will be general strikes in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Malta. These strikes are a response to the unprecedented cuts that are taking place across the continent.
This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right.
Police in Greece have arrested a journalist who published a list of the country’s political and business elite holding Swiss bank accounts. The whistleblower accuses the Greek government of failing to go after tax evaders, while at the same time preparing to push through more belt-tightening measures for the struggling population. Professor of Economics Yanis Varoufakis says politicians are reluctant to investigate because of their own involvement.
A senior police officer claims successive governments in Greece allowed the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party to infiltrate the country’s police force. Victims of some brutal attacks by far-right thugs in Athens warn that immigrants are just the first victims in a long list of neo-fascist targets
Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou explains the social meltdown which took place in Greece between May 2010 & June 2012 that is on going. This film contains videos and photos shot on the streets, often containing violence and paints a portrait of widespread economic hardship endured by a cities inhabitants. This film is part of an ongoing research project, which looks at the rapid structural changes which Greece is undergoing.
15/10/12 Anti-austerity protest took place outside the parliament of Portugal, in Lisbon.
13th October 2012, a call for Global Noise, nearly a thousand people gathered in front of St.Paul cathedral with pans, wooden spoons or any other home wares that make noise. In the video above, a speaker from Greece made a speech.