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Little stories from IMF-run Greece: 90-year old mother and 60-year old son jump to their death

This morning, in the Vathis square area of central Athens, a 90-year old mother and her son (in his 50s-60s according to mainstream media report) walked up to their building’s rooftop and jumped to their death. Suicide rates have increased sharply in the country since the arrival of the IMF/EU/ECB in May 2010. Between May [...]

Little stories from IMF-run Greece: 25-year old woman fired from work on the eve of her birthday to avoid age-based minimum wage rise

Greek original (Rizospastis, the KKE -Stalinist- daily) At the age of 25… she is fired because she costs too much! On Saturday she’ll turn 25, on Friday she’s… fired! It is no science fiction, but the reality as shaped up by the monopolies and governments in our country, for workers and the youth. A typical [...]

Little stories from IMF-run Greece: migrant concentration camp opens in Athens; racist Greek assassinates Albanian worker near the camp in cold blood; FRONTEX border force causes the death of yet another three migrants

“When I hear of order, it smells of human flesh” (Odysseas Elytis) Today, the Ministry of so-called Citizen Protection announced the inaugural transfer of 56 undocumented migrants to the first so-called ”closed hospitality centre”, in the settlement of Amygdaleza, NW Athens. How many euphemisms can fit in a single sentence? The centre is the first concentration camp in the Greek [...]

Little stories from IMF-run Greece: another political suicide as teacher and left-wing activist Savas Metoikidis ends his life

In the evening of April 21, 45-year old teacher and left-wing activist Savas Metoikidis hanged himself in his hometown of Stauroupoli, near the city of Xanthi in northern greece. Savas was a committed political individual and he has left behind a long manuscript explaining the reasons for his suicide, which will most likely be published [...]

Piazza Dimitri Christoula

Words acquire meaning through the tangible and the concrete but at the same time, they can give new meaning and change what we thought to be concrete in return. For many of us, Syntagma (‘Constitution’) Square is no longer. As anarchists, anti-authoritarians, members of the broader antagonist movement, we could have never found any meaning [...]

Little stories from IMF-run Greece: 77-year old Dimitris Christoulas commits suicide at Syntagma Square. “One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms”

UPDATE, 20:17 GMT+2 A translation of the suicide note left by Dimitris Christoulas, the 77-year old man who commited suicide at Syntagma Square in Athens earlier today (see below for background to his story). The Tsolakoglou* [Quisling] occupation government literally nullified my ability to survive on a decent pension, for which I had already paid [...]

Little stories from IMF-run Greece: 81-year old woman sets herself alight; man drowns in the port of Piraeus after driving his car into the sea; 70-year old man storms tax office with a shotgun

‘Little’ stories like these below keep surfacing in the mainstream greek media, while the majority of them never even make it there. – On Saturday, 17.03, an 81-year old woman in the island of Zakynthos sat down in the garden of her house before soaking herself with petrol and setting herself on fire. After her [...]

Little stories from IMF-run Greece: 78-year old man sets himself alight and dies from his wounds in the island of Lefkada

At approximately 7pm on Monday evening, 78-year old S.K. set himself alight with petrol at a parking lot in the town of Lefkada, in Western Greece. The man died on the spot. This follows from a tremendous increase in suicides across Greece, and Crete in particular – where also, two days ago (on Saturday night) [...]