[Marxism] Greece: New gov't reveals anti-people, racist face
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Sun Aug 19 00:52:16 MDT 2012
The three-party government is pressing ahead with the implementation of
more austerity measures, which include cuts of over 14 billion euros ($16.5
billion) until 2015. The severe measures were to be decided on by August
The name “Xenios (hospitable) Zeus” is, insultingly, used for a police
operation against “illegal” migrants that started early this month. It has
been criticised as blatantly offensive, provocative and cynical.
The operation is directly overseen by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. It
takes place on the streets, but also includes house invasions.
By August 14, it had resulted in the arrest of about 8000 people on the
basis of their appearance. About 1600 were found to be without documents
and were taken to detention centres.
Those without documents were awaiting deportation under unacceptable
conditions. There have been of about hundreds of people in detention being
bashed and tortured by police.
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
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