top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Wed May 25 2011
Reports from a Santa Cruz Anarchist in Athens
Wed May 25 2011
A Santa Cruz Anarchist Reports from the Greek Streets
A Santa Cruz anarchist traveled to Athens, Greece ahead of Mayday and a general strike. Reports and photos are being published to Santa Cruz Indymedia to provide insight and inspiration from the streets of Athens.

Exarchia is known throughout Athens as the center of social struggles. This densely packed neighborhood has a reputation as being anti-establishment and is home to students, anarchists, artists, and leftists of all stripes. A month of nationwide rioting was sparked in December 2008 when a 15 year-old local high school student and anarchist was shot and killed by police near Exarchia Square. Most Athenians hate the police, and when this young boy was murdered the whole country exploded. On the corner where Alexis was shot, his mother has mounted a memorial plaque which has his photo as well as the following words (translated from Greek):

"Here on the 6th of December 2008, without any reason, a child's smile was extinguished from the innocent fifteen-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulous by the bullets of unapologetic killers."

imc_photo.gifFirst Update | Second Update | Third Update | Athens Indymedia
02/24/17 Activists Protest HP Enterprise for Profiteering from Racism in Israel-Palestine and U.S. Anti-War | San Francisco | U.S. | International | Palestine02/24/17 Protest After Fresno Mayor Lee Brand Says City Will Not Provide Sanctuary for Immigrants Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights02/23/17 Shortly After Shutdowns of College Speaking Events, Milo Shunned by His Own People Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | Central Valley | East Bay | U.S. | Immigrant Rights02/17/17 Santa Cruz DA Won't File Charges Against Police Officer Who Killed Man Holding Garden Rake Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/16/17 Nationwide Ramp-Up of Highly Militarized ICE Raids Includes California's Central Coast Front Page | Police State and Prisons | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S. | International | Americas | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Civil Rights Groups Condemn New York City's Fordham University Ban on SJP Front Page | Education & Student Activism | U.S. | Palestine02/14/17 Safe Drinking Water Exemptions Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/13/17 Eight Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protested Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Peninsula | U.S.02/13/17 Dam Maintenance Neglected as Governor Brown Promotes Delta Tunnels Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections02/09/17 International Women's General Strike on March 8: Walk Out, March and Demonstrate Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | U.S. | International
Related Categories: International | Santa Cruz Indymedia | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Police State and Prisons
This Week in Palestine, February 17, 2017 IMEMC Saturday Feb 18th 7:32 PM
This Week in Palestine, February 10, 2017 IMEMC Friday Feb 10th 9:18 PM
Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third Center for Biological Diversity Friday Feb 10th 3:26 PM
This Week in Palestine, February 3, 2017 IMEMC Friday Feb 3rd 7:45 PM
México : Gasolinazo, cólera proletaria y reformismo en punto muerto. partido comunista internacional Thursday Feb 2nd 5:31 PM
"We have a dream, may Hueyapan becomes autonomous municipality" Demián Revart Wednesday Feb 1st 1:26 AM
Googlers Are Committed To Direct Action Against The Ban #GooglersUnite (1 comment) Monday Jan 30th 4:44 PM
IG Leaflet: LET THEM IN! Internationalist Group Sunday Jan 29th 4:16 PM
This Week in Palestine, January 28th, 2017 IMEMC Friday Jan 27th 10:14 PM
Oversight Board Meets as Puerto Rico Crisis Deepens Greg Williams Friday Jan 27th 2:01 PM
A Long View of Trumpistan's Prospects DLi Friday Jan 27th 3:22 AM
Congress Could Repeal Bipartisan Anti-Corruption Measure Greg Williams Thursday Jan 26th 1:33 PM
Israel is no Democracy: A letter to Jimmy Panetta Sheila Carrillo (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 24th 9:32 PM
On The Propriety Of Punching Nazis, An FAQ Indiana Jones Sunday Jan 22nd 12:16 AM
This Week in Palestine, January 20th, 2017 IMEMC Friday Jan 20th 10:20 PM
Free Korean Lee Jin-Young of Labor Books Now!!! International Campaign to Free LJY 2017 Saturday Jan 14th 5:27 PM
This Week in Palestine, January 13th, 2017 IMEMC Friday Jan 13th 10:14 PM
More News...