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Three Right-Wing Extremists Held Over Racist Attack in Greece

Three teenagers; two aged 17 and one aged 18 years old, were arrested as suspects for the racist assault and beating of the two Pakistani workers last Saturday at Aspropyrgos, west of Athens. According to police officers, the three are...

Penal Action Against Oraiokastro's Racist School Parents and Mayor

  Prosecutor Syrmo Kakali of Thessaloniki's Court of First Instance intervened following a decision by the Parents and Guardians Association of the elementary school of Oraiokastro to stage a sit-in at the school. The parents decided to stage the occupation...

Greek Jews Outraged by GNTO's Promotion of Easter Judas Burning

The Greek Jewish community is incensed by websites and brochures of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) that showcase the traditional Easter practice known as "Judas burning." The time-honored "scapegoating" ritual burns an effigy of Judas Iscariot to rid the...

1,000 Refugees on Hunger Strike Against Subhuman Conditions at Elliniko Camp

A thousand refugees at Elliniko, 10 km south of the Athens center, began a hunger strike on Monday to protest against the squalid living conditions at the camp where they are being kept. Anti-racism activist group Movement Against Fascism...

Exclusive: Paul Sorvino Says There’s No Racism In Hollywood (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpEMwt1OGr4 The legendary actor who portrayed the iconic role of mobster Paul Cicero in “GoodFellas,” Paul Sorvino, says that throughout his lifelong Hollywood career he has witnessed little to no racism. "I think this is random, I don't think that there was any...

While Europe Cannot Survive Without Immigrants, Xenophobia and Racism Reign Supreme

As the wave of migrants and refugees flocking to Europe each day gets bigger, xenophobia and racism seem to grow exponentially, thereby making a mockery of European Union’s official motto “United in Diversity.” However, while the fear and hate displayed...

UN Official in Greece to Evaluate Racism Levels

The United Nations has sent its Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere to Greece to evaluate the level of racism and discrimination that exists in the country. Ruteere will stay in Greece from Monday May 4 to Friday May 8, in order...

Action Aid Experiment: How Racist Are Greeks?

How racist are Greek people? How do they feel about migrants? Action Aid, an international non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide, carried out a social experiment in Athens to determine Greek people’s...

Amnesty International Warns Over Racism Incidents and Police Brutality in Greece

Its annual global report on the state of human rights for 2014 published Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Amnesty International that focuses on human rights and currently has more than seven million members and supporters across the globe. The report highlighted...

Omonoia Footballer Reports Racist Abuse by APOEL Fans in Cyprus

By racist behavior from a portion of APOEL Nicosia fans was stigmatized the recent football derby between their team and fierce rivals Omonoia last Sunday in Cyprus. The biggest football match in Cyprus ended with an 1-0 narrow win for home...