Category Archives: Greece

Greece | Greece releases jailed anarchist writer Tasos Theofilou

by Patrick Strickland, Katja Lihtenvalner

Athens, Greece – A cloud of tension hovered inside an Athens courtroom as an anxious crowd waited to hear the appeal verdict in the case of 34-year-old Tasos Theofilou, an anarcho-communist and novelist who has been in prison since 2012.

Greece | 800 mln€ disbursed to Greece after summer to cover arrears to private sector

A pending 8.5-billion-euro loan tranche to bailout-dependent Greece – approved last week by the Eurogroup – will be disbursed in two installments, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling announced on Thursday.

Greece | Why Greece is Germany’s ‘de facto colony’

For days, the Greek leader has been working the phones, trying to secure the best possible terms for his country as it enters the last mile of its seemingly endless cycle of bailouts. So far, his efforts have won him more mockery than respect — especially in Germany.

Greece | Large anti-NATO rally to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on June 24th

ithin the framework of the Two-day Balkan Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Action of Trade Unions, which will take place in Thessaloniki on 24-25 June 2017, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) calls for mass participation in a large anti-imperialist, anti-NATO rally that will be held in Greece’s second largest city on Saturday 24th June. Numerous labor centers, workers’ unions and branch trade unions from all over the country will gather in Thessaloniki, in order to participate in a demonstration outside the city’s NATO headquarters (NRDC-GR) on the 24th of June.
In a statement, PAME points out that “the people have not any (common) interest with their exploitants, neither in peace nor in their wars. We rise the flag of the workers’ interests! We have nothing to divide with the working class of other countries, with the other people. On the contrary, the common interest of the struggle for a life without exploitation and poverty, without bosses, with the people ripping the wealth they produce, unites us. This is the life that belong to us!”.
On Sunday 25th June, the Labour Center of Thessaloniki will host a meeting of Trade & Workers Unions from the Balkans and countries of the broader region. Among the confirmed participants are: Unione Sindicale di Base (USB-Italy), Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Cyprus), Cyprus Turkish Secondary Education Teacher’s Union (KTOEOS-Cyprus), Workers Union Coalition (Palestine), Nakliyat-Is (Turkey), Turkey’s Hotel Restaurant and Entertainment Workers Trade Union (TOLEYIS).

Greece | Greece on the front line

Could Donald Trump’s policies serve as an awakening for Europe and make the continent re-examine its security and defense policy?

The new American president has clearly shocked European leaders. During his recent speech at NATO’s new headquarters, he failed to mention Article 5 – the transatlantic alliance’s provision that binds all member-states to each other’s defense. Trump is doing everything he can to question alliances and shared values that have been in place for the past 70 years.