Greek Jewish local organization slams politician for claiming that the Jews do not pay taxes
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Greek Jewish local organization slams politician for claiming that the Jews do not pay taxes

The leader of the right-wing anti-austerity party «Independent Greeks», Panos Kammenos, claimed during an interview on Monday on the Antenna television channel that only the Orthodox Church pays taxes in Greece but not the Buddhists, the Jews and the Muslims (see video in Greek below, 6’-7’). The rumor that the Greek Jews do not pay … Continue reading

How the Greek Crisis breeds antisemitism: the Yannakopoulos/VIANEX case
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How the Greek Crisis breeds antisemitism: the Yannakopoulos/VIANEX case

“The Jews unwanted in the shop”, Salonica May 1941/ source: Bunderarchiv A persistent characteristic of antisemitism is the use of Jews as the classic scapegoats when things go to hell, (or “go to Israel” as the late Archibishop of the Greek Church used to say). Although one must not forget that antisemitism remains a constant … Continue reading

University of Athens extends deadline for first year registrations
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University of Athens extends deadline for first year registrations

The University of Athens’ Senate convened today in order to discuss the ongoing strike of administrative staff in relation to the government’s suspension plans, which has resulted in the university unable to operate. The Senate decided to extend the registration deadline for first year students to the 15th of November and to appoint security staff so that urgent … Continue reading

high school teachers across the country have decided a 5 days strike
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high school teachers across the country have decided a 5 days strike

The majority of schools across the country have closed as teachers begin a five days strike, after the announcement of the government to transfer thousands of teachers  in other jobs at the public sector. According the union of the secondary teachers in Greece (OLME), schools have opened with 16.000 teachers less than last year. The … Continue reading

Union decides to maintain media blackout over Greek public broadcaster’s shutdown until Monday
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Union decides to maintain media blackout over Greek public broadcaster’s shutdown until Monday

A strike in the Greek media that began on Wednesday, the day after public broadcaster ERT was shut down, is set to continue until early Tuesday. The ESIEA journalists’ union decided on Thursday night that TV, radio, print and online media should remain on strike in a show of solidarity for some 2,700 ERT employees … Continue reading

video: Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece (new)
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video: Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece (new)

The latest from the globaluprisings.org series on responses to the economic crisis… The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker’s control. For many, the … Continue reading