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Adam Ramsay is co-editor of OurKingdom.

Strengthening the anti-fascist movement in Greece

An anti-fascist festival in Athens earlier this month brought activists from across Greece and Europe together to build solidarity and co-ordinate resistance against Golden Dawn. Niki Seth-Smith reports on the debates on sexism, homophobia, fascist attacks, gender roles, and much more .

From Skouries to Athens, the struggle of Greek women against austerity

As Greece’s protracted crisis disappears from the international headlines, violence against women is both exacerbated by and mirrors the structural violence of austerity. The resistance of Greek women takes place on several fronts.

Can the Greek textile industry be a driver for growth?

Due to the crisis, Greece has been experiencing unprecedented deflation and labour laws have started to liberalize, thanks to reforms that were demanded by its EU-IMF creditors.

Apathy has no place in the country that gave birth to democracy

Apathy has no place in the country that gave birth to democracy.

The social democratic dilemma

Centre-left parties in Europe have lost the argument for pragmatic fiscal policy and support for austerity seems to prevail. So where does this leave those who refuse to vote for more austerity?

Europe's future has been captured: it is time to fight back

The financial crisis has resulted in xenophobic immigration policies and a rise of far-right movements across Europe. Who is to blame?

Greece is the future of Europe

Austerity and popular resistance are essential to a political diagnosis for contemporary Europe. Political developments in Greece will show whether the future of Europe is one of neoliberal restructuring or one of a democratic socialist alternative. An interview with Costas Douzinas. 

Welcome to the age of resistance

I plead guilty to the indictment of avowed optimism. We have entered an age of resistance for which we must build an analytics. New forms, strategies and subjects of resistance and insurrection appear regularly without knowledge of or guidance from Badiou, Zizek or Negri.

From Olympic spectacle to social crisis: review of Future Suspended

Review: Crisis-Scape's new film invites us in to the shadows of Athens, a city tenuously held together by state imposed order, privatisation, anxiety and violence.

Athens: future suspended

Watch: What impact does a global financial crisis have on everyday life in the city? Crisis-Scape's final 35' documentary film traces the multiple transformations of crisis-ridden Athenian public space and those who traverse it.

Feeding fascism in Greece: the memorandum, the state of exception and the police

The factors that contribute to the inexorable rise of fascism in societies, described here, have to be identified, understood and undermined by critical theory as soon as they occur, so that political action can confront them.

Green but not in the way you might think

Greece is a nation afflicted with polarized political forces. Could the Greek Green Party’s latest MEP nomination foment anti-Israeli sentiments and escalate this polarisation? What does the European Green Party have to say? 

Greek police make life "unliveable" for asylum seekers

The head of the Greek police was secretly recorded saying that asylum seekers who land in Greece must be made to reside in "unliveable" conditions before being "repatriated".

European austerity seeds governance alternatives

‘If representative democracy is only to choose every four, or five, or six years the person who’s going to do everything they want without taking popular will into account... we are in a sort of trap and I think that’s certainly the case today for Europe and elsewhere.’

Greece and the European elections: a preview

What is to happen in Greece in the forthcoming European elections, which, not without a certain irony of history, will take place while this country holds the EU presidency? Euro elections landscape, 2014.

From ‘utopia’ to dystopia and resistance, a short run

The latest mutation of the neoliberal doctrine is turning Greece into a real life dystopia, but resistance can still save the day.

Misogyny in the Greek parliament and media: a problem no-one wants to deal with

Chauvinism and corruption work in tandem to stifle public life in Greece.  The disparaging and dismissive treatment of female politicians points to a wider malaise. 

Lessons from 6 December, 2008

Five years ago, 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police in Athens. His death sparked huge riots and sent shockwaves across Europe. What has been learned?

Bring it on! Russell Brand and revolution

The revolutionary left denounces Russell Brand, but the poor know he is right. His lack of a proper alternative doesn't hurt his analysis of what is wrong. People must realise how many skills are available on the street that should be used to replace the old, corrupt system.

Greece is not Weimar

The insistence by the British commentariat on seeing Greece through the eyes of their own need for Eurozone breakdown is part of British pathology about Europe.

Greek modern populism in its European context

The new composition of the European Parliament after the elections in 2014 is expected to be rather different. It is estimated that the number of anti-Europeans and Eurosceptics will increase from around 100 to around 200 MEPs in a total of 751 seats, reinforcing the presence of radical parties.

The Parthenon Marbles and British national identity

Today, the British Museum’s Trustees argue that the Parthenon sculptures are “integral to the Museum’s purpose as a world museum telling the story of human cultural achievement.” But what does history tell us?

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