Greek Floods and Gentrification

In November, flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 23 people and caused significant destruction in central Greece. The floods hit one of the poorest of the areas surrounding Athens, and by many were compared to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower. This is a personal account and comment from Fani Tsioumpekou, a

Greece Passes Gender Recognition Law

In October, the Greek parliament passed a bill enabling citizens to determine their gender identity without having to undergo any physical or psychological examination from the age of 15. The law, while not perfect (for instance, it bars access for legal gender recognition to transgender refugees and migrants), is a major step forward for Greece’s trans community.

Saronic, the marine dump of development

On September 10th, the tanker Agia Zoni II, sank into the Saronic Gulf. The ship dumped (according to the well-known shipowner Kountouri) about 2,600 tons of oil. Initially the media repeated a confused message, obviously not by accident, and the same pattern was followed by the government. They talk about limited oil outflow. However, the large oil

Greece: Why strikes are hitting Lufthansa

Over the past few years, under the pretext of the so-called crisis, airlines operating in Greece have carried out a series of wage cuts and layoffs. These are the people who pay the price of the antagonism between multinational companies which have almost absolute control of the sector. The working conditions of wage slaves who continue to

Greece: Karypidis supermarket worker commits suicide after 18 months without pay

The Thessaloniki Libertarian Initiative writes about the suicide of a worker in supermarket chain Karypidis, after 18 months in which the firm simply didn’t pay its staff salaries. A few days ago the initiative carried out a protest action outside one of the company’s supermarkets in Thessaloniki (above). This rally was the only collective reaction following the

‘Fifth Act’ marks Chile insurrectionists’ embrace of Project Nemesis

At the end of last year one of Europe’s most infamous insurrectionist anarchist groups, Conspiracy Cells of Fire, announced it would be shifting tactics in its near-decade long campaign against the Greek State in a campaign it dubbed Project Nemesis. The group, which has claimed upwards of 300 attacks against “targets of domination” since it

Greece: Elleniko refugee camp comes out on hunger strike

A majority of the adults being held at Elleniko II refugee camp in the former Athens National Airport are refusing to eat in protest against conditions at the site — and confronted Minister of Migration Mouzoulas earlier today, according to migrant support network infomobile. More camps at nearby former Olympic buildings, including the baseball and hockey stadiums, are

Greece: Anarchists call for solidarity as deaths mount at refugee camps

In this statement originally posted to the website of anarcho-syndicalist organisation Rocinante on February 2nd, the Greek group is calling for solidarity with refugees who have been dying at camps on the border with Turkey. A barbarity against human existence itself is evolving in Greece. A serial crime, brought about by the racist policies of the Greek