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A personal account of my short visit to Athens, Greece. My initial intent was to do a report on the anarchist neighbourhood assemblies. Truth be told this task was more challenging than I expected. Few within the neighbourhood assembly scene agreed to be video taped or photographed for fear of retaliation by the police, their employers and fascists. I was also made aware of the troubling hardships undocumented immigrants and their supporters face, the rise of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn, and the role of the police in suppressing social struggles. This piece is only a snapshot of the complex situation of a country in a state of “civil war.” and how anarchists are reacting to it.
Here are two more reports from Greece:
The Greek Anarchists
Golden Dawn’s Ultra Violence

And from some rad filmmakers:
Global Uprisings
Reel News
And anarchist news from Greece in English

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Este video recuenta la visión personal del autor en su visita inicial a Atenas, Grecia. La intención inicial era realizar un reportaje sobre las asambleas en los barrios anarquistas. Esta tarea fue más complicada de lo que el realizador esperaba, ya que pocos en las asambleas barriales aceptaron ser filmados o fotografiados, temerosos de las represalias de la policía, de sus empleadores o de los grupos fascistas. El documental retrata también el problema de los inmigrantes y de la gente que solidariza con ellos al enfrentar el auge de los movimientos neo nazis como “Golden Dawn”, así como el rol de la policía en oprimir las luchas sociales. Este video es solo una pequeña captura de la compleja situación en un país en un estado de “guerra civil”, y de como los anarquistas reaccionan a esto.

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Un récit personnel de ma courte visite à Athènes en Grèce. Mon objectif était de documenter les assemblées populaire de quartier anarchistes. À dire vrai cette tâche était plus difficile que je ne le pensais. Peu de gens dans participants aux assemblées de quartier ont accepté d’être filmé ou photographié par crainte de représailles de la police, d’un employeur ou des fascistes. J’ai appris le parcours difficile des immigrants sans-papiers et de leur allié-e-s, la monté du parti néo-nazi Aube Dorée et le rôle de la police dans la répression des mouvements sociaux. Ce reportage n’est qu’une prise de vue instantané sur une situation complexe d’un pays dans un état de «guerre civile» et comment les anarchistes interagissent avec cette situation.

    This entry was posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm and is poested under the fuckin show category.


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