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Crete: 17-month old migrant baby girl survives 4 days in the sea in the arms of rescuer, 19

It sounds unbelievable. A 17-month old baby girl survived four days among the waves of the Mediterranean Sea after the boat carrying her parents and several hundreds migrants from Syria sank between Crete and Malta. The testimony of her rescuer Doa Al Zamel, 19, is creepy. Nearly 500 migrants form …

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Greek Jews and Anti-Defamation League criticize appointment of new Health Minister

Greek Jews and the Anti-Defamation League sharply criticized the appointment of the new Health Minister Makis Voridis due to his far-right past. Makis Voridis, a 49-year-old lawyer,  has denied allegations of crypto-fascism and antisemitism and had described himself as a national liberal with a right-wing  activist background as student. However, no …

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Golden Dawn intimidates Medecins du Monde polyclinic

Chanting slogans against migrants, a group of 30 Golden Dawn members gathered outside the polyclinic of humanitarian organization Medecins du Monde in Perama  on Thursday. At that point some 40 Greek and foreign patients,  among them many  children were inside the polyclinic. Dressed in the known GD uniforms, the troublemakers …

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Crete: 331 human fates loaded on a fishing boat wreck

I guess that’s what we call  “A picture is worth one thousand words”. Three hundred thirty one people, among them more than one hundred women and children, all loaded on a boat wreck. Three hundred thirty one people in search of a better life – no matter what the risks …

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Recent cases of censorship create concern in democratic Greece

I didn’t know there was a legal term called “preventive censorship.” It looks as if there is or there could be. It was applied by a Greek judge to ban the broadcast of an investigative report into the recent migrant boat accident that cost the life of 3 women and …

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Farmakonisi Tragedy: 45 SYRIZA-members detained during protest at Maritime Minister’s office

Forty-five mostly students, members of left-wing SYRIZA youth section have been detained during a protest at the office of maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitiotis on Thursday morning. While the protesters blame the police for ‘attacking them without reason’, reporters and also a SYRIZA lawmaker and the mayor of Komotini claim that …

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Vandi breaks cooperation with Sfakianakis after he praises Golden Dawn

Singer Despoina Vandi broke her cooperation with Notis Sfakianakis after his statements praising extreme-right Golden Dawn. Vandi’s decision to break her cooperation contract came just hours after Sfakianakis statement that the “only party that could properly govern Greece was Golden Dawn,” on Thursday. Sfakianakis repeated his support to Golden Dawn …

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Athens: New urban guerrilla group claims killing of Golden Dawn members

A previously unknown urban guerrilla group calling itself “Militant Popular Revolutionary Forces” has claimed responsibility for the murders of two Golden Dawn members and the serious injuring of a third one on November 1.In an 18-page proclamation the group said that the shooting of the Golden Dawn members was a …

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Crete: kicks and punches against Pakistani workers

Kicks and punches were the answer of two animal breeders to their workers when they refused to return to work. According to local prismanews.gr, the five Pakistani migrants refused to work because of their religious holiday but also due to outstanding wages. The father and the son beat the workers, …

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BBC: The price list of Golden Dawn – offering services similar to organized crime

Leader of  Golden Dawn Nikos Michaloliakos is in custody facing charges of being the leader of a criminal organization. In jail pending trial are also two party MPs, whiel three other MPs were released on bail. The decision of Greek government to crack down the extreme-right party on charges of …

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Golden Dawn arrests: “Violence is the message” (rundup)

Six Golden Dawn MPs including leader Nikos Michaloliakos and another 16 organization members are been held in Greek Police headquarters in Athens. Their detention started in the early morning hours of Saturday and temporarily concluded on Sunday afternoon, when MP Christos Pappas surrender to police. According to prosecutor, Pappas is second-in-command of …

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Six Greek-Americans in Forbes 400 billionaires’ list

Here! There are indeed billionaires with Greek blood flowing in their veins. But they are not here in Greece. They are in the U.S.A. Six Greek-Americans are among America’s richest people, according to the 2013 Forbes 400 list released on September 16. All of them are self-made and their net …

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Extreme-right Golden Dawn submits anti-racism bill

Racist party Golden Dawn submitted to the Greek Parliament an anti-racism bill proposal. aim of GD is to combat racism against Greeks.  The bill proposal wants legal actions in order to combat crime committed by illegal immigrants against Greeks. And furthermore also measures against those who “distort Greek history.” The …

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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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SBS: Golden Dawn wants to be as charitative as “Hezbollah in Lebanon”, says MP

Greece’s neo-nazi party has apparently a noble cause. Only to help people in need, “like the Hezbollah does in Lebanon”. That was said by GD MP Ilias Panagiotaros to Australian network SBS “Dateline” program. Furthermore, the lawmaker suggested that instead of people committing suicide, they should rather “kill those responsible for …

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