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Golden Dawn member attacks cameraman with iron stick (video)

A shocking video footage captures the moment when a member of the right-extremists of Golden Dawn runs and raise an iron stick against the cameraman of a private television channel covering a GD meeting in the streets of Piraeus. The attacker is wearing a helmet. “At the very last moment, …

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Greece seeks tougher penalties for racist crimes and fines for Nazi salute

Greece seems determined to impose tougher punishment for racist and xenophobic crimes and even forbid  symbols like the Nazi salute if used by lawmakers.  Exempted from the new anti-racism legislation are not even members of the Greek parliament, if they use it for such crimes.  The government has prepared a …

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HRW: Greek Police Ignore Rising Attacks On Migrants

The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets. In the 99-page report, “Hate on the Streets: Xenophobic Violence in Greece,” the Human Rights Watch documents the failure of the police and the judiciary to prevent and punish …

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Turkey targets Greek Orthodox, Jewish & Armenian religious leaders

Τhe Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul has expressed its deepest concern after Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been targeted by a Turkish pro-islamist magazine. Magazine “Gerçek Hayat” has claimed that members of minority communities and Greek Orthodox and Jewish religious leaders were supporters of Fetullah Gulen, Ankara considers as the mastermind behind …

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Anti-Racism Campaign “ValtousX – X Them Out” – The Black Map of Athens

Campaign “Valtous X” “X Them Out” has been designed to identify undeclared crimes associated with racist attacks in the public places of the Greek capital Athens. Campaign Valtous X or The Black Map of Athens is a joint initiative by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Greece’s office, and the HumanRights360, a …

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Second case of bullying: the victim stabs 3 classmates

A student at a Nursing School in Athens stabbed three of her classmates on Thursday. The incident occurred during class, when the 22-year-old woman took a kitchen knife from her bag and attacked three other classmates, causing them minor injuries. The three victims, one Greek and two Albanian women, refused …

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Three more Golden Dawn MPs remanded custody; supporters attacked journalists

Three lawmakers from far-right party Golden Dawn were remanded to custody over the weekend. Yorgos Germanis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Stathis Boukouras are currently in the headquarters of Greek police and will be transported to Korydallos prison in Athens, pending trial. According to the charges, the three MPs belonged to a …

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Athens: African communities dismiss UK’s Channel 4 claims of “Black Panthers” in Greece

African communities in Athens dismiss claims that appeared on a report aired by British Channel 4 that ‘there were patrol brigades named Black Panthers for the self-defense of immigrants against racist attacks by extreme-right Golden Dawn.” According to news website NewsIt, after the Channel 4 report, the Ministry of Public …

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Channel 4: Immigrants’ brigades Black Panthers warn Golden Dawn

Increasingly exposed to racist attacks, immigrants in Athens have allegedly organized themselves to fight back and defend themselves. They have reportedly set up their own brigades and patrol in the streets of Athens mostly at night.  They call themselves “Black Panthers”, a name adopted from the Afro-American movement of USA …

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EGAM: Greek PM to exclude Golden Dawn MPs from Council of Europe

European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) said in a press release that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras  announced he favored the exclusion of extreme right-wing Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) from the European Council Discrimination Committee. Last October the participation of Eleni Zaroulia, Member of the Greek Parliament and wife of party chairman …

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