Κυριακή, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2014

All people may access social goods and services !

http://idontpaymovement.blogspot.gr/

FREE ACCESS TO SOCIAL GOODS FOR ALL PEOPLE. We demand that all citizents have access to all social public goods (i.e. education, transport, health, beaches, jobs, shelter, cultrural activities, energy, water, etc) and at a qualitative level. These are all paid directly or indirectly through the taxation, and supposingly are intended for these purposes. We fight every day through solidarity actions, with the final cause that all people around the world may access qualitative social goods. We are aiming at the society that everyone expresses themeselves freely and may access all that they need, all they can dream of, within the context of justice and the prerequisite that no man will take advantage of another one, or nature. 

We call everyone to contribute to the change of these self explanatory rights and logic.
 

                 PEOPLE UNITED ARE NEVER DEFEATED 
http://idontpaymovement.blogspot.gr

Σάββατο, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2014

19 DEATHS reported as violent clashes continue across south-east Turkey


There have been clashes between Kurdish protesters and riot police across Turkey. There have been clashes between Kurdish protesters and riot police across Turkey.
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The Turkish government must act to stop the spiralling violence which continues to rock the predominantly Kurdish south-east of Turkey where 19 people were killed and many injured during protests prompted by the advances of the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State towards Syria’s border with Turkey....

Τρίτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Over Grow The System




Tuira Kayapo' is an indigenous Elder Mama Warrior who showed the world what happens when Women take charge of their Power.

She walked into the 1989 Altamira Gathering in Brasil against the construction of Dams in the Xingu, in her war paint , naked and carrying a large machete.

She then walked up to the President of Brasil's Light holding Company Petrobras and running the blade of her machete three times over his cheeks, proclaimed his act on her people and on the entire Amazon as an act of war.

She then stated in Kayapo  ... "You are a liar - We do not need electricity. Electricity is not going to give us our food. We need our rivers to flow freely: our future depends on it. We need our jungles for hunting and gathering. We do not need your dam."

Everyone stood in absolute awe at her audacity, especially the President of Petrobras who looked quite afraid...yet what I see in her is a true example of what Mamas are capable of in their full Power.....

Σάββατο, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid

It’s no secret that an opposition to sustainable living exists. Earlier this year, Texas state brought several SWAT teams to a sustainable community and threatened to shut it down. Each one of the community members were initially handcuffed at gunpoint. It was called “The Garden of Eden Community,” and was totally self sustainable. 

This time, it’s Robin Speronis that’s come under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s just like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice. The battle to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water.

In the end, ...

St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO)


The video, shot by the man’s cellphone, shows his interaction with officers as he attempts to pick up his children from New Horizon Academy in downtown St. Paul. As the officers force the man to put his hands behind his back, he drops his phone and the video goes black, but the audio continues and we hear the man crying for help and proclaiming that his kids are watching.

Both officers in the video are white. “Why do I have to let you know who I am?” the man tells the first female officer at the beginning of the video. “I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws.”...

Κυριακή, 11 Αυγούστου 2013

We Won't Pay’: Greek activists reconnect power to poverty-stricken homes

With a Eurozone record of 27 percent of Greeks unemployed, people are taking a pro-active approach to the crisis. Activists from the I Don't Pay’ movement', which boasts 10,000 members, are illegally reconnecting power to hundreds of homes.
Tough austerity measures have left many people in Greece unable to pay their electricity bills.
The I Don't Pay’ movement', which has over 10,000 members helps many of those by illegally reconnecting power to their homes, despite legal action against them.
The movement has been gaining new support, despite being targeted by over a hundred law suits. The government warns refusal to pay fees and taxes will only starve Greece of money it needs to get out of debt.
Members of the ‘I Don't Pay’ movement, demands alternatives to the austerity measures that, as many argue, have deepened the recession and made unemployment unbearable.“The vast majority of the public is sunk into poverty, and a few families across the world have 99 percent of the wealth. That's not something we want to bear, that's something we want to overthrow here in Greece and across the world” .

Members the group, that began in a village of 3,000 people, reconnect electricity to homes and disconnect power from road tolls, making them free for motorists. Sometimes they also target the Athens metro system.

In 2011 the supporters refused to pay highway tolls and rode buses and the metro in Athens without tickets in protest against an “unfair” 40 per cent increase in fares.

Many in the country are unable to pay for Greece’s state-run electricity. With one in four Greeks currently unemployed, Christina is not the only person to have their electricity cut off two years ago.
“As the bills began piling up, I had to make my priorities - and this is where food comes first. I want to pay the bills and I want to be ok with the state, but the state hasn't been ok with us,” she told RT’s Egor Piskunov.
Greek incomes have been severely squeezed, cut by about 30 percent on average since the crisis started in 2009.  
Greece's unemployment rate has tripled since 2009, as hundreds of thousands lost their jobs or businesses. Up to a thousand Greeks have been laid off daily, according to the ELSTAT statistics service.
Unemployment rose to nearly 27 percent in April, the highest reading since ELSTAT began publishing jobless data in 2006. It’s more than twice the average rate in the euro zone, which hit 12.2 percent in May.
In July Greece unlocked 5.8 billion euros ($7.7 billion) of bailout funds in European aid by putting 25,000 public sector workers on reduced wages by the end of the year. The move sparked a new wave of anti-austerity protests in Athens.
Many say the ‘I Don't Pay’ movement,is likely to go on, because it has a strong legitimacy in the eyes of the people.
“We must violate or not respect a law which says thousands of people will have no electricity to cook, no electricity to see water, to see TV, no electricity, to switch on AC,” an economist from Varna Free University of Cyprus, Leonidas Vatikiotis, told RT.

Bailout money for Greece, which has already received about 90 percent of the 240 billion euros earmarked to protect it from default and possible exit from the euro zone, will run out at the end of next year. According to experts, the country is likely to need further relief to make its debt sustainable.

http://rt.com/news/dont-pay-movement-austerity-212/

Κυριακή, 3 Μαρτίου 2013

Greece: Students and Teachers Protest Austerity Cuts to Education


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Photography by Elias Theodoropoulos, 99GetSmart

On Saturday in Athens, students, teachers and their supporters participated in a massive march and rally with demands for free and public education for all.

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''EDUCATION CONCERNS US, ALL'', I Don't Pay Movement', www.kinimadenplirono.eu
In contrast, the Ministry of Education has imposed deep austerity measures on education and has drastically cut funding for schools.
The results of the draconian austerity policies have lead to multiple closing or merging of schools, cutting programs, and the elimination of bus service for school children.

Clearly, austerity measures are slowly destroying the culture and society and only serves the financial interests of private colleges and schools.

Altogether we can fight for a better future for ourselves and our children – a future with free access to quality education for all people.


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Τρίτη, 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Woman, 80: pension €150, electricity debt €200, no power 6 months… in Athens

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An 80-year-old granny have lived for 6 months without electricity when Greek Public Power Company (DEH) cut the power to her home due to an outstanding debt of 200 euro.

Her pension is just 150 euro, the woman told reporters of the civic movement “I don’t pay” and an activists group that illegally re-connected the power.  An elderly living in modern Middle Ages in Patissia district of Athens, an area considered to be almost downtown.

Underlining that with her thin income she was unable to pay her debt to PPC, the woman explained how she lived in her one-bedroom home for a long period of time: No fridge, no heating, no shower, no light at night.

Τρίτη, 6 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Greece flirts with tyranny and Europe looks away | Nick Cohen

Greek democracy is in peril and much of the fault lies with the EU's hard stance

When those madcap Scandinavian satirists awarded the Nobel peace prize to the European Union, they let everyone in on the joke by praising its commitment to "reconciliation, democracy and human rights". If the committee's 2012 citation were anything other than a spoof, you would have read denunciations of the rise of oppressive state power and neo-Nazism in Greece from concerned Euro commissioners long before now.
The EU denounces threats to freedom of speech in Viktor Orbán's Hungary with vigour. European politicians worry with good reason about the fate of independent institutions that stand in the way of the rabble-rousing regime. They notice the fascistic element in the new Hungarian right's flirtations with antisemitic and anti-Roma hatreds and its willingness to indulge the revanchist fantasy that Hungary can regain the lands it lost after the First World War. On the fate of Greek democracy there is silence, however, although there is much that Europe's leaders might talk about.
You spot the pressure points of a failing state by looking at what it censors. In the case of Greece, the authorities' prosecution last week of Kostas Vaxevanis showed that he had hit a pressure point with the accuracy of a doctor sticking a needle into a nerve. While Greeks live with austerity without end, while Greek GDP has shrunk by 4.5% in 2010 and 6.9% in 2011, and will shrink by a predicted 6.5% this year and 4.5% in 2013, the list of the names of 2,000 Greeks with bank accounts in Switzerland Vaxevanis published, suggested that the well-connected were escaping the burdens that fall on the masses.
"Instead of arresting the tax evaders and the ministers who had the list in their hands," thundered Vaxevanis in a call to arms that stirred the blood, "they're trying to arrest the truth and freedom of the press."
His acquittal on privacy law charges, though welcome, was less important than it appeared. It did not mean that freedom of the press was secure in Greece. Even in good times, independent journalism has rarely been a force in the land. Most Greek TV stations and newspapers are owned by either the state or plutocratic corporations, neither of which likes seeing corruption exposed. The leftwing daily, Eleftherotypia, which for all its faults and flirtations with terrorism at least challenged the oligarchs, filed for bankruptcy last year.
Few of the employees of the remaining Greek news organisations reject the notion that they should keep quiet in the interests of holding on to their pay cheques. The state is hounding too many of those who do. "We still have freedom of expression recognised by the law at a theoretical level," said Asteris Masouras, one of the free speech monitors at Global Voices. "On a practical level, well..." And he proceeded to give me a list of instances of menacing forces intimidating reporters that would go on into the New Review section if I ran it in full.
Where to begin? How about the self-defeating austerity policies the troika of the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund have forced on Greece? The authorities used an old warrant to arrest Spiros Karatzaferis, after the journalist threatened to reveal confidential emails, that might have explained how the troika's alleged "rescue package" had pushed the country into depression.
Police brutality is another pressure point, undoubtedly. The Greek left makes persistent allegations of collaboration between the supposed forces of law and order and the thugs in the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement. The Guardian ran reports that the police had beaten up anti-fascist demonstrators after they had confronted Golden Dawn. Yes, I know leftists call everyone "fascists" from headteachers to their mums and dads, but as Golden Dawn is building a mass movement while marching under a swastika, the term is correct on this occasion. The following day, Greek state TV replaced Kostas Arvanitis and Marilena Katsimi, the presenters of its morning news show, after they told managers they planned to follow up the Guardian's claims. Another state TV reporter, Christos Dantis, has joined the ranks of the vanishing journalists. His editors assigned him to cover the celebrations of the centenary of the liberation of Thessaloniki from Ottoman rule. He was about to report on popular protests against the presence of the Greek prime minister and president in Greece's second city when his masters turned off the camera and cut to a more amenable hack.
All the Greek journalists I spoke to emphasised that Athens was not Beijing or Tehran, but they described how the liberal certainties they once held now appeared flimsy. Helena Smith, our superb Athens correspondent, says that she feels as if she is standing on shifting sands. If the centrist coalition fails, and the troika's punitive demands have condemned it to failure, then the left opposition in Syrzia will probably take over. After that, Golden Dawn, maybe? No one knows. Nothing is unthinkable in a climate of fear and hopelessness.
One can say with certainty that old alliances between extreme political and extreme religious movements are reviving. Hence, last month Christian fanatics and neo-Nazis (and the difference between the two is fine) protested against a "blasphemous" play with a homosexual theme in Athens. The theatre's management duly pulled it. Greek television cut a scene from Downton Abbey that featured a gay kiss. No one can explain why but a country that censors Downton Abbey on any grounds other than literary taste is in grave trouble.
British Eurosceptics do not understand that the European Union once offered an escape to a liberal future for the peoples of Europe. When I visited Athens in the early 1980s, the old could remember fighting the Nazi occupation and the young had grown up in and on occasion fought the military dictatorship the colonels imposed. Joining the European Union meant saying goodbye to all of that. Now poverty, fear, suppression and state intimidation are back.
You can blame the corruption Greek society tolerated. You can blame the bankers for the crash. But you must also apportion blame to Europe's politicians and bureaucrats who accepted Greece (and the rest of southern Europe) into a single currency area that has put them at a permanent competitive disadvantage and refused to write off debts Greece can never repay.
No wonder they stay silent about the abuse of the human rights the Nobel prize committee insisted European integration guaranteed. Greece is the Eurocrats' very own Weimar on the Aegean. They helped build it.

Παρασκευή, 2 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Τρίτη, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Be a supporter of the “Save the homeland of Aristotle and the getaway to the Holy Mountain” campaign! Sign now!


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The “Save the homeland of Aristotle and the getaway to the Holy Mountain” campaign calls for citizens all over the world to raise their voice in condemnation against the development of mining activities and the installation of gold extraction heavy industry, chemical byproducts and toxic waste ponds in the holy land of the philosopher Aristotle, which is the natural gate to the monastic community of the Holy mountain.
In this unique environment, the Greek government has allocated 317000 acres of land to mining<!--more--> companies that aim to transform a highly valued ecological paradise to a huge mining center. Their target is to create numerous surface and underground mines, set up a sulfuric acid chemical plant, dig for gold, silver, copper and other metals and use an ancient forest ecosystem to place their toxic waste ponds.

If we allow this to happen, the result will be a non-reversible, of the first magnitude economic, ecological and cultural disaster of the area with our forests and rivers full of toxic waste, our sea contaminated with heavy metals and the air we breathe fouled by hazardous airborne particle dust while enormous reserves of water will be drained...

Δευτέρα, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Women stand up to the rioting police

The Greek women of Skouries in Northern Greece stand up to the rioting police who have been dispatched by the Greek government to attack the local citizens with chemical weapons, beatings and arrests at the behest of a private multinational gold mining company.

Athens: Social Meltdown


Athens: Social Meltdown - Greek subtitles from Ross Domoney on Vimeo.
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. Produced & Directed by Ross Domoney Interview: Dimitris Dalakoglou Filmed, Photographed & Edited by Ross Domoney aletheiaphotos.com

Πέμπτη, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2012

THE SQUAT FARMHOUSE CAN PIELLA COULD BE EVICTED NEXT WEEK...

ΚΑΛΕΣΜΑ ΓΙΑ ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΎΗ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΑ ΣΤΟ ΚΛΕΙΣΙΜΟ ΤΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΑΣ CAN PIELLA ΣΤΗΝ ΒΑΡΚΕΛΩΝΗ.
ΥΠΟΓΡΑΨΤΕ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΔΩΣΤΕ ΕΔΏ (http://bit.ly/SygwGf ΚΑΙ http://bit.ly/T5U5Ct)


 THE SQUAT FARMHOUSE CAN PIELLA COULD BE EVICTED NEXT WEEK...

Can Piella is a squat, a XVII century farmhouse located in the Barcelona outskirts, occupied for 3 years, after being abandoned and inhabited during the last 10 years.
Tha farmhouse has been then rehabilited and the sourrounding field are now tilled.

Can Piella wants to build and to spread - by autonomy, collective work,
self-management - alternatives to the present model of society, in order to contribute to the social change that will lead us to a "better world, more altruistic, sustainable, ecological and solidary with a a clear restatement of consumption and where relations of domination will be a small imperfections and not the general trend".

As we can read in their web site : "the project integrates the residents of nearby towns, who wanted to start working the land collectively, groups of critical thinking, research initiatives in alternative energy systems, dens and leisure, among others". Can Piella is actually a space for reflection, debate and community work.

Now this place suffers an eviction threat: the Court has ordered that the occupies leave the farmhouse October 15th, even if the owner is not going to give any use to it.
In this case the procedure to evict Can Paiella has been started by an entreprise of the Real Estate Group Alcazar. His former owner has been protagonist during decades of several corruption investigations and accusation, and the actual one - his first-born - seem do not have any idea of what Can Piella is.

To fight and reply to this menace the Can Piella assembly called this saturday - October the 13th - to a march leaving the train station of Llagosta (the nearest town) at 5pm ending up in a resistence camp in the ground around Can Piella. The march is supported by the Aliança per la Sobirania Alimentària de Catalunya (http://asapcatalunya.wordpress.com/ ), la PAH de La Llagosta (http://on.fb.me/SLNL78 ), Reclaim the Fields (http://reclaimthefields.org/ ), l'Observatori del Deute en la Globalització (http://www.odg.cat/idioma.php ), Can Masdeu (http://www.canmasdeu.net/ ) i Repoblació Rural (http://www.repoblament.tk/ ).

At the same time two petitions have started to stop the eviction. Everyone could sign it in the web site of Can Piella (http://www.canpiella.cat/ )

"The problem recalls the evacuation Can Piella is a global problem in our society that constantly confronts the myth of progress with a social degenerates, in favor of a purely economistic"


LINKS
http://www.canpiella.cat/ [CAT, SP]
Petitions on line : http://bit.ly/SygwGf , http://bit.ly/T5U5Ct
Radio Interview - from min. 36: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/vida-verda/ [SP]

Collectivs and Groups supporting the march
Aliança per la Sobirania Alimentària de Catalunya - Alliance for food sovereignty of Catalonia blog: http://asapcatalunya.wordpress.com/ 
PAH - Plataform mortgage affected - of La Llagosta Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/SLNL78 Reclaim the Fields web page: http://reclaimthefields.org/
Observatori del Deute en la Globalització - Debt Observatory in the Globalization: http://www.odg.cat/idioma.php
Can Masdeu squat web page: http://www.canmasdeu.net/
Repoblació Rural - Rural repopulation web page: http://www.repoblament.tk/

Articles:
Can Piella is threatened with eviction: http://bit.ly/QNWKRw [CAT]
Eviction threat to a XVII century farmhouse in Barcelona environs: http://bit.ly/R7CdaJ [SP], http://bit.ly/RaYzf0 [CAT]
A multimilionary behind the Can Piella eviction: http://bit.ly/QcZJDB [CAT]
 
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Τρίτη, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2012

The Guardian: Greek anti-fascist protesters 'tortured by police' after Golden Dawn clash

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Fifteen people arrested in Athens says they were subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation

Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have said they were tortured in the Attica General Police Directorate (GADA) – the Athens equivalent of Scotland Yard – and subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation.
Members of a second group of 25 who were arrested after demonstrating in support of their fellow anti-fascists the next day said they were beaten and made to strip naked and bend over in front of officers and other protesters inside the same police station.
Protester injured during arrest in Greece
A protester shows his injuries
Several of the protesters arrested after the first demonstration on Sunday 30 September told the Guardian they were slapped and hit by a police officer while five or six others watched, were spat on and "used as ashtrays" because they "stank", and were kept awake all night with torches and lasers being shone in their eyes.
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Bruising on the protester's leg
Some said they were burned on the arms with a cigarette lighter, and they said police officers videoed them on their mobile phones and threatened to post the pictures on the internet and give their home addresses to Golden Dawn, which has a track record of political violence.
Golden Dawn's popularity has surged since the June election, when it won 18 seats in parliament; it recently came third in several opinion polls, behind the conservative New Democracy and the leftwing party Syriza.
Last month the Guardian reported that victims of crime have been told by police officers to seek help from Golden Dawn, who then felt obliged to make donations to the group.
One of the two women among them said the officers used crude sexual insults and pulled her head back by the hair when she tried to avoid being filmed. The protesters said they were denied drinking water and access to lawyers for 19 hours. "We were so thirsty we drank water from the toilets," she said.
One man with a bleeding head wound and a broken arm that he said had been sustained during his arrest alleged the police continued to beat him in GADA and refused him medical treatment until the next morning. Another said the police forced his legs apart and kicked him in the testicles during the arrest.
"They spat on me and said we would die like our grandfathers in the civil war," he said.
A third said he was hit on the spine with a Taser as he tried to run away; the burn mark is still visible. "It's like an electric shock," he said. "My legs were paralysed for a few minutes and I fell. They handcuffed me behind my back and started hitting and kicking me in the ribs and the head. Then they told me to stand up, but I couldn't, so they pulled me up by the chain while standing on my shin. They kept kicking and punching me for five blocks to the patrol car."
The protesters asked that their names not be published, for fear of reprisals from the police or Golden Dawn.
A second group of protesters also said they were "tortured" at GADA. "We all had to go past an officer who made us strip naked in the corridor, bend over and open our back passage in front of everyone else who was there," one of them told the Guardian. "He did whatever he wanted with us – slapped us, hit us, told us not to look at him, not to sit cross-legged. Other officers who came by did nothing.
"All we could do was look at each other out of the corners of our eyes to give each other courage. He had us there for more than two hours. He would take phone calls on his mobile and say, 'I'm at work and I'm fucking them, I'm fucking them up well'. In the end only four of us were charged, with resisting arrest. It was a day out of the past, out of the colonels' junta."
In response to the allegations, Christos Manouras, press spokesman for the Hellenic police, said: "There was no use of force by police officers against anyone in GADA. The Greek police examine and investigate in depth every single report regarding the use of violence by police officers; if there are any responsibilities arising, the police take the imposed disciplinary action against the officers responsible. There is no doubt that the Greek police always respect human rights and don't use violence."
Sunday's protest was called after a Tanzanian community centre was vandalised by a group of 80-100 people in a central Athens neighbourhood near Aghios Panteleimon, a stronghold of Golden Dawn where there have been many violent attacks on immigrants.
According to protesters, about 150 people rode through the neighbourhood on motorcycles handing out leaflets. They said the front of the parade encountered two or three men in black Golden Dawn T-shirts, and a fight broke out. A large number of police immediately swooped on them from the surrounding streets.
According to Manouras: "During the motorcycle protest there were clashes between demonstrators and local residents. The police intervened to prevent the situation from deteriorating and restore public order. There might have been some minor injuries, during the clashes between residents, protesters and police."
Marina Daliani, a lawyer for one of the Athens 15, said they had been charged with "disturbing the peace with covered faces" (because they were wearing motorcycle helmets), and with grievous bodily harm against two people. But, she said, no evidence of such harm had so far been submitted. They have now been released on bail of €3,000 (£2,400) each.
According to Charis Ladis, a lawyer for another of the protesters, the sustained mistreatment of Greeks in police custody has been rare until this year: "This case shows that a page has been turned. Until now there was an assumption that someone who was arrested, even violently, would be safe in custody. But these young people have all said they lived through an interminable dark night.
Dimitris Katsaris, a lawyer for four of the protesters, said his clients had suffered Abu Ghraib-style humiliation, referring to the detention centre where Iraqi detainees were tortured by US soldiers during the Iraq war. "This is not just a case of police brutality of the kind you hear about now and then in every European country. This is happening daily. We have the pictures, we have the evidence of what happens to people getting arrested protesting against the rise of the neo-Nazi party in Greece. This is the new face of the police, with the collaboration of the justice system."
One of the arrested protesters, a quiet man in his 30s standing by himself, said: "Journalists here don't report these things. You have to tell them what's happening here, in this country that suffered so much from Nazism. No one will pay attention unless you report these things abroad."the guardian:

Κυριακή, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Earth Engine: Brazilian Rainforest


For the interactive timelapse version of this tour, visit http://earthengine.google.org

Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution. The Landsat program, managed by the USGS, has been acquiring images of the Earth's surface since 1972. Landsat provides critical scientific information about our changing planet.

Πέμπτη, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

"I don't Pay" movement: voluntary blood donation

Photos from today's voluntary blood donation, from the I DON' T PAY MOVEMENT
Many fellow fighters and friends of the I Dont't Pay Movement gathered thiw morning and gave blood to enrich the blood bank of the movement. The blood collected will be handled in the following (obvious) logic:
The blood has no national or racial composition...

Πέμπτη, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Health, Safety and Publicness: Athens, August 9 – 14, 2012

By Elena Loizidou Five days in Athens. Five very var­ied days. I used to fre­quent Athens as a teen­ager with my par­ents. We were always transit vis­it­ors, en route to Kano, Nigeria where my late father used to work. Those vis­its where quick, two days in Athens, vis­it­ing ancient monu­ments, museums, tav­ernas, cafes, friends, and rel­at­ives. You see, post 1974 and the Turk­ish inva­sion of Cyprus a num­ber of our refugee rel­at­ives and friends made their way to Greece and par­tic­u­larly Athens to begin again the recon­struc­tion of their lives. Athens looked big, busy, excit­ing, express­ive and glam­or­ous through my youth­ful eyes. Athens looked like those old movies that Finos Film (Greek Pro­duc­tion Com­pany, 1943 – 77) used to make and expor­ted to Cyprus and the Greek Dia­spora. I am not Greek, I am Cyp­riot. I am a Greek Cyp­riot that grew up on Greek cul­ture, and can speak, write and read Greek rel­at­ively well, at the expense of never get­ting to know Turk­ish cul­ture or lan­guage. Let’s leave...

Τετάρτη, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

"I Dont Pay" movement shows its support to public healthcare



Members of the Greek "I Dont Pay" movement demostrate in front of the 7th Periferal Hospital in the Patisia region of Athens, in solidarity with the employees and people of Patisia arguing against the goverments plan to close the hospital.
 Submitted by
Giorgos Panagakis


more Photos here  
and here

Τρίτη, 28 Αυγούστου 2012

Dam in the Amazon: restarted DESTRUCTION WITH NEW JUDICIAL DECISION

When taken at the first court decision to stop the work of catastrophic dam Belo Monte, the Amazon, the world created a climate of optimism. The news, however, the judgment of the Supreme Court of Brazil, came to dispel any illusion: The judicial system is mounted with the class interests of the ruling class. And this is a global phenomenon. So let us have no illusions. The people that won the won the match on the road ... The news: The Brazilian Supreme Court yesterday issued a decision allowing the resumption of work on the Belo Monte dam, the third-largest such project currently under construction in the world, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. A preliminary decision by the President of the Supreme Court Aires Carlos Brito annulled the local federal court on August 14 to halt work on the ground that before the start of the project was not consulted the Indians who live in the area. The president accepted the position of Prosecutor Luis Inacio Adams, who represented the interests of the state, and found that ...