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Plato Smashing
Austerity Protests Sweep Greece in Time for 38th Anniversary of Student Uprising

More anti-austerity protests swept Greece on Thursday (17th) during the largest ever annual commemorative demonstration for the 38th anniversary of the student uprising of 1973. Ever since, it has been traditional to watch the fires burn bright around Athens, in places such as Exarcheia and Syntagma square. Since the events of 2008 this day has gone from merely rebellious to properly revolutionary.

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DRAGON ON A CIGGIE
A brief history of the Dragon Festival and Cigarrones travellers site, southern Spain

The Cigarrones travellers’ site is one of several communities which have sprung up near Orgiva in Andalucía, Spain, in recent decades. Coming to the southern tip of Europe to escape the repression against travellers in Britain and elsewhere, they have carved out a life of avin’ it autonomous anarchy – despite increasing attention from tinpot local authorities who act like Franco is still in. Since 1997 the site has held the annual Dragon Festival - now arguably one of the most significant free festivals in Europe – but this is also under attack. Here is a brief history written by a resident of Cigarrones:

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Cowa-Bunga Bunga
After Sylvio Leaves, Strikes and Protests Spread in Italy

In the wake of Burlesquoni’s departure, strikes and protest have spread across Italy, against the economic crisis faced by yet another eurozone country.

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DIS-PUTIN' THE ELECTION
russia's winter of discontent

Russians rage over fraudulent elections

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REMEMBER ALEXIS GRIGOROPOULOS
3 years after the 15 year-old's murder by police, Greece still burns

Greece roundup- Protests mark the 3rd anniversary of Alexis Grigoropoulos's death, yet another austerity package, 400 steel workers strike over unfair treatment.

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OFF THE SHELF

Greek anarchists re-appropriate supermarket goods off the shelves into the hands of pensioners.

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CASAPOUND RUNS RIOT IN FOREIGN MARKET

On Tuesday 13th December, two Senegalese market traders – Samb Modou and Diop Mor – were shot dead and three more were injured when Gianluca Casseri, Italian fascist accountant and member of CasaPound, decided to vent his racism in the most brutal way possible.

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MINSK SPIES

Three Ukrainian activists return home after being caught, abducted and abused by KGB security forces after taking part in a protest in Minsk, Belarus.

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BEAR NECESSITIES?
Putin tries to silence groundswell of dissent

Russian state clampdown on dissident activists

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC?

Irish activists move in to liberate government-owned empty buildings.

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Bulgarians shut the Frack up

Bulgaria: Wave of eco-activism stops fracking in its tracks

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When in Romania...

Anti-government protests target the president as austerity bites

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AMID GREEK WOES
deal or no deal as greek citizens refuse to bow to e.u. troika's austerity package

Troika's directive leaves no room for compromise with the latest austerity package yet Greek citizens can't take any more.

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Clermont Ferrand In Flames
anti police riots in france

French citizens hit the streets after fatal police brutality and the attempt to conceal it.

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WHEN PIGS CRY

French cops at la ZAD tear gassed as land occupation continues.

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FROM CALAIS TO KHARTOUM

French authorites start deporting to Sudan, and demonstration are held over Africa House eviction alert.

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No Borders please, we're British
No Borders Convergence targets immigration regime.

A six day No Borders Convergence last week (13-18th Feb) saw activists causing a ruckus at various border regime targets around London.

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PUTIN: ELECTORAL GAMES

As candidates line up for Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir Putin uses every dirty trick in the book to stay in power

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GREECE: EU'RE IN TROUBLE

Caught between popular unrest and international arm-twisting, the Greek state has all but fallen into irrelevancy.

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(BACK) OUT OF AFRICA
french CRS-holes' racist targetting of migrants

Winter truce ends with migrant evictions in Calais

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ANARCHY & EMERGENCY
Greek Hospital seized and run by workers in response to crisis.

As plans to privatise the NHS pass through the House of Commons here in the UK, SchNEWS takes a look at a radical approach to the healthcare system in the smal town of Kilikis, Greece- where hospital staff have taken matters into their own hands.

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Justice for Jock Palfreeman
Solidarity demo for imprisoned anti-fascist

Prisoner solidarity action for imprisoned anti-fascist Jock Palfreeman

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Indignados For Victory

Hundred of thousands joined general strike to protest against the harshest austerity budget in Europe.

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Inspiring Solutions for Desperate Times

A new community-based bartering system emerged in Volos, Greece to counteract the devastating effects of an all time high recession.

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Oporto-Unity Knocks
For squatted school in Portugal...

While fighting closure, the Portuguese Es.Col.A movement has been inspiring the whole country to engage on self-management of abandoned spaces...

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DEBT & TAXES
Citizens Debt Audits Network launched in Brussels

Recoiling from the austerity measures activists and organisations worldwide are starting to get together to fight back against the illegitimacy of the national debts and bailouts. On 7th April the first Euro-Mediterranean Meeting of the newly formed International Network for Citizen Debt Audits took place in Brussels.

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NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA

A microscopic view on Marine Wildlife Conservation, concentrating in the Mediterrean Sea and the upcoming campaign of the Black Fish this summer.

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HELLENIC DISUNITY

Rundown on Greece's latest electoral chaos

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FASH POLISHED OFF
From our wild-east correspondent

On 13th May fascists after one of their silly marches decided to attack Art Festival in squatted social center Rozbrat in Poznan (West Poland). Due to reaction of activists present attack failed but the story doesn't end there..

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VIOLENCE IS GOLDEN

Greek fascist organisation Golden Dawn celebrate gaining electoral seats with violence against immigrants.

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Olympic Cleansing in Calais

Pre games tension spills over into police violence against migrants and activists in Calais

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Miner Threat

Spanish miners riot and roadblock against government cuts

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What freedom of movement?
Then they came for the Eastern Europeans...

As police round up and deport the homeless.

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Darkness at Dawn

As the financial crisis continues in Greece, neo-Nazis Golden Dawn exploit people's fears for electoral success

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OPPOR-TUNA-TY

The Black Fish release hundreds of captive bluefin tuna into the Adriatic Sea.

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HEPHAESTUS RISING

The workers of Viomihaniki Metalleytiki (a facility making parts for the Mining Industry) have taken over the running of the factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS
WAR WITHOUT TEARS

Countering Olympic Repression in Calais as 'Jeux Sans Frontieres' demo successful

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GREEK HOSPITALITY CRISIS

6,400 migrants detained by police in the largest ethnic cleansing operation ever to hit Athens.

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GOLDEN SHOWER
OF BASTARDS

Immigrant's murder sparks arson in Greece as Golden Dawn Athens offices torched

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Border into Chaos

Calais migrants fight back with road-blocking action

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SONS OF ANTIFASCISM

Anti-fascist vigilantes take to the roads on motorbikes around Athens as racist attacks increase.

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Don't Stop Til You've ZAD Enough
ZAD FIGHTS EVICTION

Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France

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EATING LIKE PIIGS

Protesters hold an anti-austerity Plebs and PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor's Banquet as a precursor to day of action and strikes across Europe.

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Interview with a ZAD resister
As the cops close in, SchNEWS talks to a ZAD occupier about building resistance, burning barricades, and fighting for the countryside 'til the bitter end.

UPDATE: The sh*t's well and truly hit the fan since we published this interview last week... Stay tuned for more SchNEWS from the front...

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Ich Bin Anti-fa

German anti-fascists take Berlin on 20th anniversary of comrade Silvio Meier's murder.

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NO BAIL OUT OF JAIL CARD FOR MORGAN THE ORCA

Sadness and disappointment but no surprises as judges in Amsterdam rule against releasing Morgan the Orca back into the wild.

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ZAD TO SEE YOU GO

Since October, Europe's longest, largest 'Postcapitalist land occupation', la ZAD (Zone A Defendre) has been under attack from French authorities who want to clear it and build an airport. Here's another update from 'le frontline'...

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FOOL'S GOLD
Golden Dawn, the Greek state and anti-fascism

For 25 years Golden Dawn were a marginal group that for the most attacked small left-wing and anarchist groups and sometimes would also go for immigrants. Until a few years ago they never measured more than 200 members. Up until recently they had one office. Now? They have forty-eight.

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THROWING AWAY THE KEY
Revolt in Spain as the locksmith union boycotts evictions

One group of Spanish workers has come together to stick a spanner in the works of austerity misery. Or more specifically, in the locks.

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Hey you with the ZAD face?
Update from the french anti-capitalist land occupation.

  SchNEWS interview's one of the ZAD crew

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ANTI-CAMERA CREW
German militants make an online game out of CCTV camera destruction

Civil liberties activists in Germany and elsewhere are taking a novel, and militant, approach to CCTV culture.

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Refugee Revolt
Refugees and undocumented people organise and protest in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

'Non-citizens'  take to the streets of Berlin in the latest instalment of the Refugee Strike shaking things up in Germany.

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JUDGE, JURY AND PERSECUTIONER!

Neonazi Golden Dawn persecute far left leader over anti-fascist slogan.

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RED FLOWER POWER
Activists attacked by riot cops during the Rote Flora Squat demonstration

Riot police clashed with 8,000 protesters in Hamburg over the eviction of a social centre in Hamburg on Saturday(21st). Barricades were built and petrol bombs hurled as locals took a stand against gentrification.

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"DANGER ZONE" DAS REAL LIFE GAME

Police in Hamburg, Germany, announce a "danger zone" and impose military policing conditions following Rote Flora demonstration.

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'Saving Calais', one fascist demo at a time...

Another enemy for migrants and supporters in Calais?

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ON DANGEROUS GROUND
Hamburg residents push back against police control zones.

Aftermath of Rote Flora riots play out on the streets of Hamburg, Germany as cops establish city-wide stop and search from Sunday(5th) leading to numerous protests.

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BLACK IS THE NEW ORANGE?
SchNEWS takes a cautious peep over the burning barricades in Kiev.

In the case of Ukraine our domestic media is blatantly cheerleading for the rioters, focussing particularly on the admittedly striking presence of Dr Ironfist himself, one time world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko. But just who is rioting in Kiev and what do they want? 

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THE KRAK-EN WAKES
An outlook on the squatting situation in the Netherlands.

It's been 3 years and 4 months since the Dutch kraken (squatting) ban came into effect, SchNEWS has a look at the state of play as the two sides are still fighting it out.

 

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BOSNIAKTION

SchNEWS presents Bosnian correspondent Amila Bosnae's take on the current uprising shaking the country.

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DEMAND FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN SPAIN

March in solidarity with Spanish women happening worldwide. Brighton has a specific march.

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FRENCH DEFENCE LEAGUE?
Urgent call out as France's far right mobilise on the streets of Calais

Fascist demonstration planned tomorrow near Calais, fash presence increasing. People needed to defend new squat

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1500 migrants storm the Spanish enclave of Cueta, in the north of Morocco

Spanish Guardia Civil use extreme violence against migrants trying to enter the EU as repressive measures against potential migrants take root in Morocco. First hand account...

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CRIMEA RIVER
Interview with a Ukrainian Anarchist

With the Euromaidan protests in Kiev escelating into the ousting of a president and a Russian invasion/decleration of independance in the Crimea, Schnews interviewed a member of Ukraine student Anarchist group DIRECT ACTION.

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SHAC 'BLACKMAIL 3' ACTIVIST: GUILTY VERDICT

Debbie awaits sentencing after farce of a court process

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THE KITERUNNERS

A national week of solidarity with Afghanistan - drone capital of the world - takes place with Fly Kites Not Drones day, with our local event hosted by anti-militarists Smash Edo.

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HAM-BACH TO THE FOREST AGAIN

Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.

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Bad June Rising
Climate Games, Anarcho-festivals and the resurgence of UK Uncut - looks like June's going to be a busy one.

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

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Calais Call out

Mass evictions of migrants in progress now

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TTIP of the Iceberg

The US and the EU are negotiating a new trade agreement – TTIP – which amounts to the biggest transfer of power to corporations seen in recent years.

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VALREEP WHAT YOU SOW

Amsterdam squat evicted in gentrification battle.

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Harmondsworth demo

Immigration rights activists descend on Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres to bring a message of solidarity and resistance.

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Industrial Revolution
Squatters Recycle a Recycling Plant in Calais

Mass squatting action in metal recycling plant pulled off in style, after brutal policing leaves hundreds of undocumented people without shelter.

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DUTCH COURAGE
Dutch far-righters take a leaf out of the EDL book.

Pro Patria (For Fatherland), a new far-right group with seasoned members, raise their ugly head in the Netherlands with a demonstration announced for the 20th September in the Hague.

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A COLD RECEPTION

As tensions escalate between migrants and the authorities in Calais, the right-wing mayor Natasha Bouchart has made some surprising announcements: demanding a new reception centre for 400 vulnerable people and a day centre for migrants from central government. What's that all about?

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