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Greek police fires teargas at elderly protesters (video, picts)

Greek police fired teargas at protesting pensioners when the few hundreds to elderly men and women attempted to break the police cordon and walk towards the office of the Prime Minister. some pensioners commented “Thanks for the treat!” via @MakisSinodinos Pensioners from several sectors had come to downtown Athens in …

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The Netherlands issue warrant, Greece arrests shipowner & CEO of regional TV-stations network

Greek police arrested a Greek entrepreneur, shipowner and CEO of Hellas Net, a network of eleven regional televisions stations. According to Greek media, Giannis Karageorgis, 66, was arrested by Greek authorities that followed an international  warrant issued by The Netherlands for “infidelity, forgery and fraudulent bankruptcy.” The businessman was arrested …

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45% of Greece’s pensioners live below poverty line

45% of Greece’s pensioners live below the poverty line. They receive monthly pensions below 665 euro gross. The data has been released by the Greek Pensioner’s Network and shows the dramatic situation in which 1.2million pensioners experience after the repetitive cuts and hikes for health contributions. Unions stress that 13.7% …

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Thessaloniki: Solidarity movement blocks bank from confiscating the home of disable man – For now! (video)

The atmosphere in court room was tense on Wednesday afternoon in Thessaloniki. Members of the local solidarity movement had flocked to express solidarity with a man with disabilities who was about to lose his home due to debts to the bank. At the same time, several police squads in full …

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Ben Needham: Police digs land plot on Kos, finds light coloured fabric & dozens of bones

British and Greek police teams digging an olive grove on the island of Kos discovered pieces of light coloured fabric. 21-month-old Ben Needham  was wearing a white T-shirt when he went missing on the island of Kos in July 1991. According to Daily Mail, Ben was wearing a white buttoned …

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Athens: Protesting hotel workers clash with riot police outside the Labor Ministry (video)

Tension between protesting hotel employees and riot police escalated outside the Labor Ministry on Tuesday morning, when the workers in Greece’s tourism industry attempted to enter the ministry building. Riot police squads assigned to safeguard the ministry did not wait long to swing their batons and clash with the angry …

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Thessaloniki: Water Company workers cut water supply to SYRIZA offices to protest privatization

Workers of the Water Company in Thessaloniki (EYATH) cut the water supply to the offices of governing SYRIZA in order to protest the upcoming privatization. Water company protester cuts water supply to SYRIZA Having launched a protest rally, the workers cut the water supply short before 11 am in a …

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Protest Day: Policemen, Firefighters, Coast Guards, Civil Servants & Public Transport workers

Unionists from Greek Police, Fire Brigades and Coast Guard gathered outside the Defense Ministry on Tuesday morning and demanded from Minister Panos Kammenos to implement previous court decisions, restore wage cuts and avoid further cuts on special payrolls. They also ask that the Defense ministry allocates resources also for Police, …

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Anarchists occupy offices of Greek-American Union in Athens

A group of ten to fifteen people entered the offices of Greek-American Union in downtown Athens and raised a banner of solidarity with “prisoners in the USA.” The incident occurred short after 8′ clock Monday morning and the occupation lasted no more than ten minutes. The anti-authoritarians fled after raising …

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Moria: Local threatens refugees & migrants with rifle

A local resident of the village of Moria on Lesvos grabbed a rifle and threatened to shoot at refugees and migrants standing outside the hot spot that was burned down on Monday evening. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, when the 84-year-old man appeared with his rifle in front of refugees …

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