Thessaloniki water utility sell-off draws call for referendum
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Thessaloniki water utility sell-off draws call for referendum

City’s municipal council wants citizen vote on privatisation as four companies prepare bids  The Thessaloniki municipal council called on Monday night for a referendum on the planned sell-off of the city’s water utility, noting that water companies are a ‘social resource that cannot be sold or transferred’. Meanwhile, four bidders are expected to be announced … Continue reading

‘Like 1930s Germany’: Greek Far Right Gains Ground (Spiegel)
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‘Like 1930s Germany’: Greek Far Right Gains Ground (Spiegel)

Nowhere else in Europe are neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists profiting as greatly from the financial crisis as in Athens. As they terrorize the country with violence, the police stand back and prosecutors are powerless. (Read the full text in English on Spiegel’s website: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/neo-nazis-and-right-wing-extremists-gaining-support-in-greece-a-894596.html) Continue reading

Summer 2012, a report from Greece
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Summer 2012, a report from Greece

 source: http://uninomade.org/report-from-greece/ by GEORGE CAFFENTZIS 1. Arrival in Thessaloniki. It is July 5 and I just have arrived in Thessaloniki full of questions concerning the political situation in Greece. My trusted and knowledgeable friend meets me at the airport. In response to my impatient questions he immediately begins the tale of what happened in Greece and in Thessaloniki … Continue reading