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Horror for refugees as conditions make coronavirus more deadly

Horror for refugees as conditions make coronavirus more deadly In Greece overcrowded refugee camps on islands in the Aegean sea have been put on lockdown.

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman

Fascists and racist state attack refugees in Lesvos

Fascists and racist state attack refugees in Lesvos As the European Union (EU) encourages police violence against migrants at Greece’s border with Turkey, Nazis are targeting refugees on the island of Lesvos.

Lesvos refugee crisis—regimes collude to enforce borders

Lesvos refugee crisis—regimes collude to enforce borders The recent spike in attempts to enter Greece comes after the breakdown of a deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey meant to stop refugees coming to Europe.

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’ As European border forces prepare to beat back thousands of refugees, the call needs to go out to let them in.

Child dies in the European Union’s border crackdown

Child dies in the European Union’s border crackdown The European Union’s (EU) border policy has caused the death of a nine month old baby in one of Greece’s vast, overcrowded refugee camps.

International round-up—Strike to defend French pensions

17 September 2019
Workers across France are set to strike next Tuesday against the government’s assault on pensions.

Protests for right to organise on campus in Greece

06 August 2019
Thousands of university students, lecturers, teachers and workers in Greece have protested against an attack on the right to organise on campus

The downfall of Syriza in Greek elections is a crucial lesson for the left

08 July 2019
Greece’s once-radical left wing party Syriza was booted out of government in elections on Sunday—after four years of enforcing austerity and racism.

‘We have millions of reasons to protest’ on International Women’s Day

01 March 2019
On International Women's Day, 8 March, mass protests and strikes are planned in some countries. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of the activists involved.

Teachers’ strike puts pressure on Syriza and the Greek state

15 January 2019
A confidence vote in the Greek government shows the scale of Syriza’s crisis, says Nick Clark

Strikes over poverty pay after years of austerity in Greece

27 November 2018
Workers across the private sector in Greece were set to strike on Wednesday

Anti-fascists protest in Athens over Golden Dawn trial

13 November 2018
Anti-fascists in Greece protested outside the Court of Appeal in Athens on Tuesday.

Syriza signs up for decades more austerity as final bailout deal ends in Greece

20 August 2018
Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.

Greece fire response wrecked by years of austerity

31 July 2018
The Greek government faces outrage over its failures and austerity policies, following huge wildfires that killed almost 100 people

Wildfires in Greece—the price of austerity

25 July 2018
This is the lethal cost of the austerity memorandum demanded by the EU to pay Greece’s debt

Nationalism fuels new rise of Golden Dawn Nazis in Greece

26 June 2018
Nick Clark spoke to activists in Greece about taking on fascist Golden Dawn and the racist policies of the European Union

Greek general strike set to bring country to standstill

28 May 2018
Public and private sector workers in Greece are set to walk out on a general strike on Wednesday.

Refugees suffer as governments collude to keep them out at all costs

08 May 2018
Horror stories from refugee camps in Greece and Libya have revealed the cruelty of the European Union’s (EU) border policies.

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on

26 April 2018
Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

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