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Workers at Hellenic Petroleum Protest Privatization

On Monday, Greece's attempt to seal the deal in the privatization of Hellenic Petroleum was prevented by workers at the facilities who walked off the job for four hours to picket the entrance-way. Workers at Hellenic Petroleum managed to physically...

Greek Anger Over 'Macedonia' Deal Spills Out onto the Streets (video)

Officials and lawmakers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks governing coalition have been on the receiving end of angry protests by Greeks who view the recently-signed 'Macedonia' deal with FYROM as treason. There is anger over the government’s acceptance that its neighbor...

FYROM Police Fire Tear Gas at Opponents of 'North Macedonia' Deal (video)

Police in FYROM's capital, Skopje fired flash grenades and tear gas at protesters opposing the signing of an agreement with Greece to rename the country. According to reports, some of the protesting crowd pushed through police barriers and attacked officers...

OPINION: Bankers and Gangsters

The Jordanian people took to the streets for three days and nights in protest against a new austerity tax bill forcing Prime Minister Hani Mulki to quit. They could no longer cope with the rising consumer prices and falling salaries;...

Protesters, Riot Police Clash in Downtown Athens (video)

Riot police and protesters clashed near the official residence of Greece's prime minister on Friday, as a demonstration over education turned violent. Police fired tear gas as some of the crowd, masked and brandishing sticks, attacked officers. The day had started...

“Hellenists, Go Back To Greece”: Israeli Far-Right Groups Disrupt Hanukkah Celebration

Members of Israeli far-right groups disrupted a Jerusalem community center's Hanukkah celebration, which incorporated Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and Mohammed's birthday. The protesters called the participants "Hellenists" and told them to "go back to Greece. The protest took place on Wednesday...

Locals Protesting Against Crime in Menidi Clash With Riot Police

A protest march against crime by local residents in the area of Menidi, eastern Attica, turned violent on Monday night after a group of youths threw petrol bombs and stones against riot police at the train station, who responded...

Bangladesh Government Removes Statue Of Greek Goddess Following Protests by Islamist Groups

A sculpture of the Greek goddess Themis, the goddess of justice, stood proudly in Bangladesh for only 6 months before being removed due to protestors of Islamist groups who claimed that the statue hurt the sentiments of Muslims. The...

Protests and Strikes Continue Ahead of Greek Austerity Vote

Heavy rain didn't stop major protests that have been ongoing in Athens over the last 2 days. The protests come ahead of an omnibus bill to be voted on in Parliament Thursday that will bring on additional austerity measures...

Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Anti-Austerity Protestors Outside of Parliament

Anti-austerity protests took place on Wednesday in Athens. They are part of a general strike occurring concurrent to the Greek Parliament debating the bailout-related spending cuts. The protests outside of Parliament turned violent when, according to the AP, several dozen of protestors of...