#rbnews international show 01 June 2013: Fascism, antifascism and education

Today on #rbnews international, we continued our series on fascism and antifascism in Greece with a series on fascism, antifascism and education. Our guest was Gelly Aroni, a physical education teacher in an intercultural school in Faliro, a southern suburb of Athens, who also holds a PhD in social psychology from Panteion University and volunteers as a trainer on human rights education and intercultural education. Gelly shared with us some conclusions and thoughts from her 15 years of working in what is known as “intercultural education” in Greece, which essentially means education targeting non-native Greek speakers.

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#rbnews international show 25 May 2013: The Human Library against racism

Today on #rbnews international, we continued our series on fascism and anti-fascism in Greece with an interview with Zoe. Zoe is a member of the Human Library project in Greece, an anti-racist initiative in which books are people who have been victims of racism and readers are people who are trying to challenge their own prejudices against the “other”.You can contact the Human Library on Twitter, Facebook (their second page is here), by e-mail (humanlibrarygr (at) gmail.com or info (at) humanlibrary.gr) or through their website.And you can listen to the podcast, as usual, after the jump.

#rbnews international show 18 May 2013: The letter, spirit and (lack of) enforcement of laws against racism in Greece

In this week’s edition of the #rbnews international show, we continued our series about fascism and antifascism in Greece with an interview with @Chiguire79. @Chiguire79 is a lawyer and friend of radiobubble, and he explained to us the existing legal framework against racism and its shortcomings but also what we can expect from the new proposed bill against racism, which was finally brought to parliament yesterday.

You can read more about the proposed bill here. You can also find the rest of the shows in this series under the tag fascism and antifascism series.

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#rbnews international show 27 April 2013: the Junta and its legacy

This week on #rbnews international, on the occasion of the 46th anniversary last Sunday of the coup d’Etat that brought the Regime of the Colonels to power in Greece in 1967, we discussed the legacy of the Greek Junta with historian Vangelis Karamanolakis from the University of Athens.This show is part of the #rbnews international series on fascism and antifascism in Greece.Special thanks to @JonWiltshire, @mp_anana and @potmos for providing the voiceovers for the show.You can listen to the podcast, as usual, after the jump.

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#rbnews international show 20 April 2013: The anatomy of the Golden Dawn vote

This week on #rbnews international, our guest was sociologist Vangelis Lagos, who is participating in the European research project MYPLACE (Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement). The purpose of MYPLACE is to explore how young people’s social participation is shaped by the shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe. We discussed the reasons why more than 400,000 chose to vote, in the spring of 2012, for the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.You can listen to the podcast, as usual, after the jump.

#rbnews international show 13 April 2013: The Black Book of Golden Dawn

This week on #rbnews international, we continued our series of fascism and anti-fascism in Greece with an interview with Dimitris Psarras. Dimitris is a journalist with the investigative team Ios, whose reports are currently published by the Editors’ Newspaper. He published in October 2012 a book titled The Black Book of Golden Dawn (Polis), a comprehensive summary of the years of research he conducted into the history and activities of Greece’s neo-Nazi party. He is also the author of The secret hand of Karatzaferis: the media rebirth of the Greek far-right (Alexandria, 2010).

You can listen to the podcast, as usual, after the jump. We added some explanatory notes for those who are not familiar with details of Greece’s political scene.

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#rbnews international show 06 April 2013: Nationalism and national identity in Greece

This week on #rbnews international, we inaugurated a series of shows about fascism and anti-fascism in Greece with an interview with Athanasia Anagnostopoulou, a historian and associate professor in Panteion University in Athens. We discussed the formation of Greek national identity and its evolution towards elements of aggressive, dangerous nationalism not only in the recent crisis years, which saw the rise of Golden Dawn, but also in past decades, where the basis for such a form of nationalism was established.

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