Athens: Embros theatre re-squatted

Evicted on the morning of 19th May, Embros free self-managed theatre was re-squatted four days later by the means of a very large crowd and cheerful direct action featuring dancing, music and sledgehammers. Embros was squatted in November 2011 after having been left empty for a few years. Since then, the venue hosted thousands of

Athens, Greece: police evict squatted theatre Empros

Earlier today, the Greek police evicted one of Athens’ more famous squatted spaces: the self-managed theatre Empros.  The historic building is located in the Athens neighbourhood of Psiri: one of the oldest and centrally located quarters of Athens suffering from a terrible case of gentrification in recent years.  The theatre, built in the 1930s and declared a

Impressions: A Normal Life, the memoir of Vassilis Palaiokostas

As Freedom Press launches its (first ever) crowdfunder to get the story of the Greek Robin Hood into print, George F waxes lyrical about the importance of telling tales of working class illegalism. Freedom is aiming to publish the translated memoir this November, you can find out more about the project and pick up some

10,000 march in Thessaloniki after police siege of university

Campaigners against a new government law allowing police to attack university grounds had been occupying the Aristotle University’s Rector’s Office, until a dawn raid yesterday. On Thursday morning the Greek police assaulted the cops off campus occupation, which had been running for 18 days as part of escalating action against the New Democracy Party’s attempt

Ego te provoco: Thanatopolitics as new governance in Greece

On a warm day in September 2002, a freshly shaved man appeared in Athens General Police Headquarters. He was wearing a black t-shirt writing in bad English syntax ‘Charmy Hellas Greece’. He walked slowly to the guard and he announced: “Good afternoon, my name is Dimitris Koufontinas and I would like to surrender myself.” This

Greek Horror:
 How an Epstein level paedophile scandal could connect to the first time in Greek history that a political prisoner dies of hunger strike

CW: mentions of child sexual abuse. Two parallel stories are escalating in the Greek news these days.
 Both are of historical significance, but with very different volume of coverage.
 They are stories of two very different men, who share no resemblance but their first name.
 The men are Dimitris Lignadis and Dimitris Koufontinas, 
and their