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  • 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,…...
  • 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) …...
  • Greece’s First Housing Squat for Refugees & Migrants, Notara 26

    May 8, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Notara 26, a refugee and migrant housing squat in Athens, has housed over 7,000 refugees and migrants since its inception in September 2015. Unicorn Riot visited and toured Notara 26, the self-organized squat in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens, Greece. During our…...
  • Reports From Greece – 13 Part Series – 2017

    November 19, 2017
    During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia. We produced three…...
  • Greece: Networks of Resistance Pt. 2 – Infrastructure; ExarcheiaNet & Cooperativa Integral

    August 14, 2017
    Athens, Greece – The challenges of building everyday infrastructure for radical movements are broad and often hard to overcome. From the perspective of participants of the Networks of Resistance: 1st European Local Struggles Conference in Athens, Greece, exchanging the best tactics and proven practices strengthens…...
  • Greece: Political Prisoners Pt. 2 – Targeting of Anarchists & Autonomous Groups

    July 26, 2017
    Athens, Greece – While state repression in Greece is thousands of years old, modern Greek state repression has its roots in anti-communist and anti-anarchist policies from the 1920s, the World War II U.S.-imposed Marshall Plan, and a seven-year military dictatorship that ended in 1974. With…...
  • Greece: ADYE, Exarcheia’s Free Self-Organized Healthcare Clinic

    July 3, 2017
    Athens, Greece – As the healthcare debate in the United States crescendos with both dominant political parties sparring over how best to ensure not everyone has health insurance, Unicorn Riot journalists visited Greece, where austerity measures imposed by the bailout of 2010 have ravaged the…...
  • Greece: Action of Solidarity With Squats and Against Evictions

    June 25, 2017
    Athens, Greece – On Friday, June 24, a “coordination of refugee squats” staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Migration at Klathmonos Square. The specific squat communities that were involved included City Plaza, Notara 26, Oniru, Spirou Trikoupi 17, Arachovis, 5th School, and…...
  • Greece: Alternatives to Neoliberal Capitalism – Introduction

    June 23, 2017
    Athens, Greece – Aggressive neoliberal policies have created a vicious cycle of austerity in Greece for the last seven years. Greeks today experience a lack of dignity, with pension and salary cuts, while they are often unable to gain access to employment, housing, education, health…...