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Police Violence: US and THEM

Christos Terzides | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

Violence and abuse of power by the police is not confined only to Greece or the U.S. It's a global phenomenon.

Violent Protests Mark Anniversary Of Police Killing In Greece

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A march by thousands of people through central Athens to mark the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teena...

Greece Shuts Down As Thousands Protest Austerity

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions staged a 24-hour general strike and held peaceful demon...

Greeks Rally Against Neo-Nazis

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

ATHENS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday against the fatal stabbing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of ...

Athens City Workers Strike To Protest Job Cuts

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Hundreds of striking Greek city workers are marching through Athens to protest public sector job cuts that the government must ...

Greek Musician's Murder By Neo-Nazi Sparks Outrage

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's government moved Thursday to crack down on the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party after the fatal stabbing of an anti-...

Greece's Public Sector Shuts Down For 2-Day Strike As Thousands Of Civil Servants Protest Austerity Cuts

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Thousands of civil servants marched through the Greek capital and the second largest city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday, as a two-day...

Greek Schools Shut Down

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police used pepper spray against suspended school guards Monday as high schools around the country shut down at the start...

Greece Braces For New Wave Of Strikes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

Greece was hit by a new wave of strikes on Monday as public employees protested a massive redeployment plan which is an integral part of the debt-lade...

Greek Gov't Could Fall Over State TV Closure

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' move to close the stat...

Heavy Police Presence For Greece's Independence Day Parade

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- A military parade marking Greece's Independence Day has taken place, for a second straight year, amid a heavy police presence that b...

Greek Protests Turn Violent

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

Watch LIVE footage from the protests here. By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Greek ...

American Meets Merkel.. Nude

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek authorities have brought indecency charges against a U.S. national who allegedly pranced naked at a prominent Athens war memor...

PHOTOS: Greece's NSFW Protests

Posted 10.10.2012 | World

Greek protesters gave Angela Merkel an ice cold welcome in Athens on Tuesday, and some demonstrators went pretty far to express their discontent with ...

Presenting The Latest Female Politician To Face Heightened Scrutiny For Wearing The Same Thing That Every Male Politician Wears Every Day

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Can a powerful lady in a fitted pantsuit fuel riots? Apparently, she can, at least according to some financial media outlets. Business Insider h...

Protests Mark Merkel's First Greece Visit During Crisis

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

By Noah Barkin and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Oct 9 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to the heart of Europe's debt cris...

7,000 Greek Police To Crack Down Before Merkel Visit

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police have increased security and are preparing to close down large sections of the capital Athens to contain protests a...

Anti-Austerity Protests Break Out In Athens And Madrid

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Renee Maltezou and Julien Toyer ATHENS/MADRID, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of Athens and Madrid on Wedn...

PHOTOS: Athens Burns After Massive Protests

Posted 02.13.2012 | World

Anger over proposed austerity measures reached a boiling point on Sunday as protests in the center of Greece's capital turned violent. As tens of t...

PHOTOS: 2011's Most Dramatic Uprisings

Posted 12.21.2011 | World

The day a young fruit-seller, tired of corruption and sick of constant humiliation, set himself ablaze in Tunisia, he also sparked a wave of protests ...

Protesters Force Parade Cancellation

AP | By COSTAS KANTOURIS | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Thousands of anti-austerity protesters in Greece's second largest city forced the cancellation on Friday of an annual military...

Austerity Bites

Foreign Policy | Joanna Kakissis, Nikolas Leontopoulos | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

Parliament may claim that austerity has saved the country from a certain trip to Hades, but average Greeks would almost rather just go down in flames....

One Dead In Greek Riots

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers passed a deeply resented new austerity bill Thursday, caving in to the demands of international creditors in or...

Live From Athens: Traveling Through Greece During The Strike

Josh Burstein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel
Josh Burstein

I did not take an impromptu trip to Greece to assume the role of embedded journalist. I just wanted to take my first real vacation and climb Mt. Olympus to high-five Zeus.

Greece Paralyzed: Protestors Clash With Police, Terrorist Trial Postponed

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Judicial authorities postponed a trial of eight Greek terrorist suspects until later this month, as lawyers were participating...