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Eyewitness in Athens - workers and anti-capitalists discuss fighting austerity

Eyewitness in Athens - workers and anti-capitalists discuss fighting austerity The general election in Greece tomorrow, Sunday, will decide who forms the next Greek government. But it won’t settle the question of who runs Greece. Yet some of the struggles that led to the snap election have posed this bigger question sharply.

We will resist Greek fascists

Anti-fascist protesters were set to fill the streets of Greece’s capital, Athens, on Saturday of this week in an enormous demonstration against Golden Dawn.

Anti-fascists stand up to Greece's Golden Dawn

Anti-fascists stand up to Greeces Golden Dawn There were three demonstrations against the fascist Golden Dawn party in Athens on Saturday of last week, and more elsewhere in Greece.

Greeks say no to Merkel visit

Athens went into lockdown on Tuesday of this week as Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel turned up to discuss austerity with the Greek government.

Greek steelworkers go back

Steelworkers in Greece have ended their nine-month long strike against job cuts at the Hellenic Halyvourgia plant in the west of Athens.

Greek left unites to march against the fascist Golden Dawn

Some 2,500 people marched against fascists in Nikaia, Athens, on Thursday of last week. The march saw the biggest mobilisation yet from Pakistani people. And for the first time the whole left came together.

Police and fascists attempt raid on Greek socialists

24 May 2012
Around 30 police attempted to break in to the headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party (SEK) in Athens this morning (Thursday).

Greek pensioner’s public suicide sparks outrage across the country

04 April 2012
A 77 year old pensioner shot himself dead in the main public square in Athens today, Wednesday.

Greece - snapshots of workers' struggles

03 April 2012
Potatoes for the people In a disused car park on the former Athens Olympics site, farmers were selling their produce at cost price.

A new workers' paper in Greece

22 February 2012
A new newspaper produced entirely under workers’ control in Greece hit the shelves on Wednesday of last week—and became the highest circulation paper in Athens.

Greece: a new wave of fightback

24 January 2012
Workers in Greece’s Attica region, which includes Athens, are fighting austerity. Their strike last week was in solidarity with people losing their jobs and facing unpaid and cut wages.

Athens rocked by solidarity strike

17 January 2012
There’s no media or transport in Attica today because workers are on strike.

A Greek worker's message to us: United we can beat austerity

15 November 2011
I am a printer in Athens. For the past 20 years, our union hasn’t been that active. But the scale of the crisis has forced it to take action and become more militant.

My life in austerity Greece

25 October 2011
Amalia is a 31-year-old living in Athens, Greece.

Quotes from the week's news

21 June 2011
‘The reform fatigue is visible in the streets of Athens, Madrid and elsewhere’

Voices from the Greek strikes and protests

21 June 2011
‘It looked like a war zone’ Jess Hurd, in Athens

Athens resistance sparks elite crisis

21 June 2011
There are moments when the fundamental conflict defining capitalist society becomes visible for all to see. Athens on Wednesday of last week was one of them.

Greek socialists take on a fascist in the council chamber

25 January 2011
Socialists in Greece are leading the fight against the government’s austerity programme and attempts to blame immigrants for the crisis. As part of this racist scapegoating, fascists had taken over parts of the Agios Panteleimonos area of Athens and attacked immigrants.

Acropolis occupied in Greek protests over cuts

19 October 2010
Protests rocked Athens on Thursday of last week, as Greek workers and students continued their fight against cuts.

Greek strike and protests rock the government

06 May 2010
Wednesday’s general strike against austerity in Greece shut the country down and saw huge protests in every town and city. Panos Garganas, the editor of the Workers Solidarity newspaper in Greece, told Socialist Worker how the attempt to use the tragic deaths of three bank workers in a fire in Athens to quieten the movement has not succeeded

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