Police disperse Golden Dawn food distribution for Greeks only in Athens

Greece’s neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn had announced that it would conduct a food distribution for Greeks only ahead of orthodox Easter on Thursday 2 May in Syntagma square, Athens. This follows the pattern of all Golden Dawn socially-oriented actions, which aim at conspicuously excluding immigrants.

The Mayor of Athens, Giorgos Kaminis, stated on Wednesday that he would take all necessary measures to prevent the food distribution from happening on the grounds that it is a racist, discriminatory operation intended not to relieve people living in poverty but to provide Golden Dawn with a photo-op.

Two interviews on BBC radio

Here are two BBC radio programmes I participated in

Below is the BBC Assignment Programme: The Indignant of Greece, 12 September 2011


Below is BBC Global News, 03 October 2011 (go to 6’25”)

Summary of events in Syntagma on 03 September 2011

03 September was our first big protest gathering in Syntagma after the summer. This is a English-language summary of the tweets of people who were there. The original tweets in Greek, English and Spanish can be found here. For those who are not familiar with the geography of Syntagma, a map of the area is available here. Note that “upper square” refers to the eastern side of Syntagma, in front of parliament while “lower square” refers to the central part of Syntagma.

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