exarcheia

  • Passing the Point of No Return: Interview with Rouvikonas Anarchist Collective

    December 24, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Since 2013, the Rouvikonas Anarchist Collective has been striking back at abusive government power, economic exploitation, and organizing against state repression. Headquartered in a squat in Athens, the capital city of Greece, this elusive anarchist group is known for its swift, high-profile,…...
  • Attacks on Capitalist Targets on the Rise as Greek Police Increase Violence

    December 23, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Reports of brutality from Greek police have been on the rise in the last month. Clandestine actions against capitalist and state targets are also on the rise. This is happening amidst the right-wing government’s continual push to rid Greece of squats and…...
  • Government Deadline of Greek Squat Evictions Draws Near

    December 4, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Greek’s right-wing government has set an ultimatum of December 5 for all squats in Greece to be vacated. The governing New Democracy party continues its targeting of housing squats and the anti-authoritarian movement as numerous raids and evictions have occurred since August.…...
  • Greek Police Raid Squats and Evacuate 269 Refugees, Community Symbolically Reoccupies Spirou Trikoupi 17

    September 21, 2019
    Athens, Greece – An early morning police raid on two housing squats forced 269 previously-sheltered refugees into homelessness, detention camps, or out of the country through sudden deportation. While two police drones flew overhead on September 19, authorities from several agencies evacuated 2nd School (Jasmine) …...
  • 143 Refugees Arrested as Greek Police Begin Exarcheia Raids

    August 27, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Four squats were raided in a militarized police crackdown in Exarcheia, a heavily anarchist and anti-authoritarian district in Athens. A total of 143 refugees, mostly women and children from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, were detained and forcibly bussed to the…...
  • OmniaTV, Grassroots Independent Media in Greece

    August 14, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Operating voluntarily and organized horizontally, the grassroots independent media collective OmniaTV, has functioned out of necessity since 2011. Striving to bring out truths misrepresented in Greek media and covering under-reported stories, OmniaTV stands out as a viable alternative non-profit media source as…...
  • Life-Sentence Overturned for Greek Police Officer that Killed Teenager

    July 30, 2019
    Lamia, Greece – The police officer that killed teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008, had his life sentence overturned in a Greek courtroom on Monday, July 29, 2019. An appeals court found him guilty for the murder but reduced his sentence to just 13…...
  • Major Clashes Mark 10 Years Since Greek Police Killing of 15 Year Old Alexis

    December 9, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Heavy clashes occurred on Thursday, December 6, 2018 between thousands of police and black-clad protesters on the 10-year anniversary of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos being killed by Greek police in Exarcheia. Greek riot police used many crowd control devices against the crowd, including…...
  • Athens Prepares for 10th Anniversary of Teenager’s Death by Police

    December 6, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Tensions are high in the storied anarchist stronghold of Exarcheia, Athens as the ten-year anniversary of the police killing of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos –  December 6, 2018 – approaches. A student demonstration is set to take place on early Thursday afternoon as…...
  • Greek Police Attack Anarchists After Demo for Victims of 1973 Student Uprising

    November 18, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Greek riot police attacked an anarchist contingent as they dispersed from an annual November 17 commemoration for the second year in a row. Hours of clashes followed massive demonstrations commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising, a student uprising against…...