public event in Athens March 3rd: “Holocaust and Memory”
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public event in Athens March 3rd: “Holocaust and Memory”

  MEGARON PLUS In collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Greece Speakers: Annette Wieviorka, Historian, Emeritus Research Director at CNRS (IRICE, Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center. Chair of the Committee on Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Odette Varon-Vassar, Historian, Professor at the Hellenic Open University … Continue reading

Video archive: Athens 06/12/14 Strong Demo for Alexis & Nikos. Heavy clashes Exarcheia
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Video archive: Athens 06/12/14 Strong Demo for Alexis & Nikos. Heavy clashes Exarcheia

A large demonstration and heavy riots rocked Athens on 6th December 2014. The manifestation commemorated the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos by police in 2008. Alexis was shot in the anarchist neighbourhood of Exarcheia. His friend, Nikos Romanos who was with him at the time of his death, was arrested a year later for a bank … Continue reading

EU and Greece Turn Backs on Refugees
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EU and Greece Turn Backs on Refugees

  ATHENS—Thousands of refugees arriving to Greece’s Aegean islands are caught in a dysfunctional reception system and are facing inhumane conditions, the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. More than 14,000 people—more than 90 percent of whom are fleeing war-torn Syria—have crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Dodecanese … Continue reading

Violent clashes break out in Athens on Grigoropoulos anniversary
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Violent clashes break out in Athens on Grigoropoulos anniversary

The sixth anniversary of the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas sparked major clashes between riot police and protesters in down town Athens. The police detained 296 people, of whom 43 were ultimately arrested, while 12 police officers were injured. The clashes began around 7pm and carried on until the early … Continue reading

Athanasiou: “God himself could not receive an educational leave”
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Athanasiou: “God himself could not receive an educational leave”

After the courts rejected the application for educational leave by Nikos Romanos, the Minister of Justice Charalambos Athanasiou announced that an amendment would be introduced in order to address the “legal vacuum” that would allow prison inmates to study via distance learning. Mr. Athanasiou however was vague as to when such an amendment would be … Continue reading