Upcoming Events

International | EU

no events match your query!

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WORLD COULD SORT OUT EBOLA FOR THE PRICE OF ONE BONO 23:07 Tue Nov 18, 2014

offsite link WELL THAT?S IRISH WATER FINALLY SORTED OUT 23:04 Tue Nov 18, 2014

offsite link 1916 in 2016 08:47 Mon Nov 17, 2014

offsite link IRELAND, POLAND AND FRACKING 07:56 Mon Nov 17, 2014

offsite link WHEN IT COMES TO THE BANKS, LEAVE PLOT AT THE DOOR 22:24 Fri Nov 14, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Guaranteeing Recidivism Thu Nov 20, 2014 17:07 | Donagh Brennan

offsite link The Blue Moon Women Thu Nov 20, 2014 09:55 | Anne Irwin

offsite link The Road To Ireland & The Water Thief Wed Nov 19, 2014 22:29 | Owen Gallagher

offsite link The Crisis of Irish Democracy Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:15 | Bryan Wall

offsite link A Brief History of Those Who Made Their Point Politely And Then Went Home Tue Nov 18, 2014 15:31 | Kevin Higgins

Irish Left Review >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted Thu Nov 20, 2014 18:31 | GuestPost

offsite link Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland Wed Nov 19, 2014 08:00 | GuestPost

offsite link Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision Mon Nov 17, 2014 16:17 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Anti-vaccination movements, children?s? rights and private power Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:42 | GuestPost

offsite link Preventing impunity for serious human rights abuses: The Zimbabwe Torture Docket Case Thu Nov 13, 2014 13:08 | Charles O'Mahony

Human Rights in Ireland >>

A Report From Athens on How Austerity is Hitting

category international | eu | news report author Monday September 16, 2013 15:03author by Con Carroll Report this post to the editors

Fights back

in these interesting or boring times, it depends what side of the coin you are tossing. people have taken to street protests twice since I have been here. e in Ireland have to ask seriousquestions. are we to sectarian elitist. have we denied Marxist class analysis. opting for the liberal agenda. the male versus female

I arrived in Athens. Thursday 5 September. I'm staying in working class area of Athens off Omonia sq. in this area it is off people of Muslim backround. Pakistan Indian. one off exploitation of young women who are sex workers. the police chase them off the public streets. arrest them take these women to the police station. many young men. living in poverty. their escape is active drug addiction. from the reality of the political economic agenda which affects their lives
as I watch the police arrest these young women, roaring abusive language. not one man has been arrested. the police behaviour towards Africans, Muslims has to be seen. of course if you are from Iraq, Iran, Syria. you are automatically suspect for been involved in the drugs trade. or thieves
the police behave like the police in the film, Dirty Harry/robo cops. not surprising to many these police have close political allies to political fascist group. Golden Dawn. not surprising then, that non Greeks residing in Greece live in fear. because of the hostility against them. not shocking was the police targetting of the elderly. the people who are homeless the political economic povery in Athens is obscene. people with disability been forced to make their living from the streets
Tuesday 10. I attended a impressive rally called by the trade union PAME. I was impressed by the number of people who attended. united, dignified and peaceful. families, children, elderly. youth. Monday 16. protests by different political groups. trade unions against fascism/racism

author by Con Crrollpublication date Mon Sep 16, 2013 15:06Report this post to the editors

next event in Athens will be 5/6 October. www.antiracismfascism.org

 
© 2001-2014 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy