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Serious Equipment Shortages in Greek Police

The tragic killing of two policemen by criminals disclosed a series of equipment shortcomings and lack in funding for the DIAS patrol units on motorcycles. Hellenic Police (EL.AS) pinned the Finance Ministry for poor funding as in a statement revealed that 352 motorcycles are in disuse and that there are deficiencies even in …

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US Ass. Sec. Gordon denied military operation against Libya pending – US Fleet piles up

 US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Gorden denied that a military operation against Libya was pending. Gordon, currently in Greece, noted that extra US naval assets were ordered to the Mediterranean Sea in order to deal whatever contingencies arise.  “We’re simply preparing for what may be …

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Greece riots: New Shocking Video – Police overruns protester, policeman on fire

You all remember the shocking pictures of a policeman on fire, during the riots at the general strike protests in Athens. Now a video taken on February 23, 2011 and uploaded in CNN “ireporter section” and later on YouTube shows what preceded the hurling of a petrol bomb agianst the policeman. …

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Athens:Blue Buses work stoppages cancelled, Mar 2-4

Blue Buses labor union has cancelled the work stoppages planned for March 2 and 4, 2011. At the moment there is  some confusion about the continuation of  Athens public transport protests. Therefore I will make a new post when things are cleared. Most likely the blue buses will do have …

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Highschool Teachers Work Stoppage, Feb 28

High school teacher of Attica Prefecture  will have a work stoppage from 08:00am to 12:00 noon tomorrow Monday, February 28, 2011. The teachers will hold a protest outside the Ministry of Education. at 09:00am. Teachers oppose the mergers of schools that will end up in overcrowded school classes, low quality education …

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Athens by Night as seen from… Space!

This is an amazing  picture of Athens by Night as seen from space! The picture  was taken by Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut currently at the International Space Station (ISS). Nespoli took the picture through the glass dome of ISS, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced.                       Athens by Night as seen from …

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23 Feb-Greece Riots: Policeman on Fire -The shocking Video

The policeman lays down next to his motorbike slided on the marbles of Syntagma Square. There are riot policemen around and protesters hurling stones and molotov cocktails. A petrol bomb hits the policeman on the head and in less than a moment, the fire is spread. The man is hospitalized with …

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23 Feb-Greece riots: Protester with Bow and Arrows!

This I have never heard or seen before! A man joined the protests of Athens yesterday armed with a …bow and three arrows!!! Furthermore the man was carrying an axe and a rafter. I think it’s quite weird that there is even a picture of the archer with spanned bow and arrow targeting the …

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23 Feb-Greece: Shocking pictures/ Policeman on Fire

A protester hurled a petrol bomb against a policeman on duty on a motorbike. The fire spread quickly and it was only due to the rush aid of his colleagues that the fire was extinguished. See the shocking pictures :     Watch the video HERE    See impressive photo gallery …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Still Clashes at Syntagma Sq (pcts videos)

18:10 Tension and new clashes erupted again as some 1,000 protesters are still at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament. Police fired again teargas and angry protesters stripped out some benches form the park. Majority of the people participating at the huge rally have left the area. While the estimated number of participants …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Massive Clashes, Extensive Tear Gas (videos)

14:40 Clashes are continuing in the streets oh Athens downtown and police has made extensive use of tear gas. Protesters complain of a ‘ gas chamber’ similar situation. A riot policeman was injured after caught fire form a hurled molotov cocktail bomb. A municipality motorbike was destroyed by fire as well. …

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Feb 23 – Greece: General Strike/Rallies-First Pictures

Thousands of Greeks are marching in several cities to protest the strict IMF-imposed austerity measures and the radical change sin labour and insurance conditions. In Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Chania, Corinth people carrying banners saying ” We resist” and “No to Labour Middle Ages”. In front of the Greek Parliamanet protesters dressed …

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Athens: How Public Transport will operate on Feb 23-General Strike

On the day of the general strike on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, the public transport in Athens will operate as follows: The Metro will operate as scheduled however until the station Doukisis Plakentias. The Tram will operate from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm. The Urban Trains-HSAP will operate from 09:00 …

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Libyans in Athens protest and call experts to help by-pass Tele-Communications Embargo

Libyans living in Athens will stage a rally to protest the massacre of people by the Muammar Gaddafi regime. The community of Libyans issued a statement expressing their “deep concern and shock” by the  excessive violence against their compatriots. Furthermore they invite “technology experts to help by-pass the Gaddafi embargo on …

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Athens under attack! Heat-wave, public-transport strike & ‘smog’ take our breath away!

Athens is boiling today! 36 C in shadow, 45 C in the sun (measured in my balcony) . Dust from the Sahara turns heaven yellow Traffic jam in all major streets. This morning people left their homes for work by driving their own cars. Metro drivers are on a 48-hour strike. …

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Weather in Athens: Sunday, 6th June 2010

Weather miserable … so cheer up! partly cloudy sea grey life like this ? OH NO! Better a classical jazzy Summertime I am not going to let  Sunday newspapers’ pathetic news about politicians’ scandals, unpunished corruptors,  free running killers & 40 years of work for – 52% pension to get me down. I …

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Malkovich in Athens: The Infernal Ticket Prices!

The Infernal Comedy Confessions of a serial killer  Audience’s darling, actor John Malkovich is performing tonight in Athens the serial killer “Jack” accompanied by the Vienna Orchestra playing from music works of Vivaldi, Boccherini, Mozart, Gluck, Haydn and Weber.  “The Infernal Comedy” is a stage-play for a Baroque-Orchestra, two Sopranos …

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Letter from BOND- ex Rebel Dog speaks out!

yahoo I was surfing in yahoo last night when I saw my old bud “Lukanikos” — ehm… how I should translate… “ Saucagee” ?- jumping after a thrown firebomb. “Heyyyy, buddy” I barked loud, “Watch out!” But then I realized it was only a picture … and I was blushed …

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3 Dead at Marfin Bank:Tragedy – Crime – Negligence

Schocking Picture Three bank workers lost their life and four were injured in the fire at the MARFIN EGNATIA Bank after protesters hurled molotov cocktail bombs amid a huge demonstation against harsh cuts in salaries and pensions and tax increases. Pictures and Videos shot by demonstrators highlight the dramatic moments …

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