Greece

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News

Sep 4 2014

Calendar of racism & resistance (27 August – 4 September 2014)

A calendar of stories from the last week.

Comment

Jul 31 2014

A global witch hunt! Media narratives, racial profiling and the Roma

A recently-published report by Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children puts the media’s power to influence state action under the spotlight.

Comment

May 29 2014

When the state is complicit in hate

Racist violence in Europe is sustained by cultures of impunity, as reports by Amnesty International, and Médecins du Monde and the Greek Council for Refugees make clear.

Review

Apr 24 2014

Establishing a framework for understanding the rise of fascism

A review of a report on the extent of Golden Dawn's penetration of the Greek state.

Comment

Mar 20 2014

Death at Europe’s frontiers: foreseeable result of state policy?

European states are morally responsible for deaths at the EU's borders, argues the International State Crime Initiative.

Review

Nov 21 2013

Systematic Greek border abuses exposed

‘Pushed back’, the new report by migrant and refugee rights group ProAsyl, exposes the systematic abuses and human rights violations of the Greek border control regime.

Press release

Jul 11 2013

From pillar to post: pan-European racism and the Roma

This week, we publish a briefing paper which documents a growing tide of hostility against Europe's Romani communities.

Comment

Dec 6 2012

Which way forward on racial profiling?

A review of the major development in initiatives against racial profiling in European policing.

Comment

May 19 2011

Three days of anti-immigrant violence shakes Athens

Following three days of anti-immigrant violence in Athens, questions are being asked about possible far-right involvement in the murder of Bangladeshi migrant worker Alim Abdul Manan.

Mar 2 2005

Greeks demand the end of arbitrary detention and the release of child asylum detainees

Campaigners are targeting the Amygdaleza Centre, a former shelter for female victims of trafficking, which has now been transformed into a brutal removal centre for women facing deportation.

Comment

Jan 20 2005

‘How can I leave? I have no legs’ – a Greek campaign for mine survivors

At least sixty overland would-be migrants to Europe have lost their lives to the landmines on Greece's borders. A campaigner against the mines writes of one small victory in the long struggle for the rights of maimed mine survivors.

Comment

Apr 22 2004

Athens Olympics under the shadow of anti-Muslim racism

The Olympics in Athens this August will be the first summer games since September 11. Amid the fears about a possible terror attack, it is the Muslim community of Athens - many of whose members are actually involved in building the Olympic Village - which is bearing the brunt of a new form of racism.