It seems like we’ve been in Athens for more than 4 days now. We’ve been so busy, that we don’t get to update the website half as much as we want to. So here’s oakley sunglasses sale a short round up of what we’ve been up to. We’ll try and publish photos and rushes as soon as we get around to it.
On Saturday we covered a protest against Golden Dawn, a Greek neo nazi organisation who routinely attack immigrants. On Sunday we went out to cover the delivery of potatoes, directly ordered from the farmers bypassing the profiteering middle men. For the first time a local council not only organised the distribution of potatoes, but also honey and olive oil.
Yesterday morning we went to the docks in Piraeus where Джумейре seamen were on strike. Minutes before we arrived, a car had driven off the dock straight into the sea, which dampened the spirits of the pickets. According to Greek radio reports, a small business owner had gotten into debt and committed suicide. Later that day we met up with a British trade union delegation organised by the Coalition of Resistance, and met with Manolis Glezos and Mikis Theodorakis as well as Hraklis Gotsis, the mayor of Nea Ionia, and Cheap Jordans Sale others who have been fighting new taxes imposed as part of the austerity measures and the electricity cuts that are imposed on anyone who won’t, or can’t pay the new taxes. We also met with journalists from the occupied newspaper Eleftherotypia and activists from the Don’t Pay movement.
This morning we covered an ALANYA action
of the Don’t fake oakleys Pay movement in protest to additional housing taxes, imposed after people have already paid the regular housing tax. Again, non payment results with the imposition of electricity cuts. The Don’t Pay movement ALANYA protested outside and then invaded the tax offices, haranguing nervous looking oakley womens sunglasses bosses and speaking to sympathetic clerks.
Correction 27/03/12: The action was carried out by ALANYA, a group that has come out of the Don’t Pay movement, not by the Don’t Pay movement.
While farmers don’t get a whole lot for their potatoes, in the shops they are rather expensive. In response, sales have plummeted. When farmers couldn’t jordans for cheap sell their produce, and decided to give it away rather than have it go to waste, it was the start of the potato movement: Farmers and consumers NFL Jerseys Cheap are in direct contact on the internet and bypass traditional allocation structures, increasing the profit for farmers and lowering the prices for consumers. Reel News went to film the delivery of not only Don’t potatoes, but for the first time also olive oil and honey.
Today Athens’ immigrant community and their supporters on the left marched against increasing oakley womens sunglasses racist attacks and recent gains by Greek neo nazis. Hundreds of riot police were mobilised to stop the marchers from driving a handful of racists from St Panteleimonas square. Film coming soon. See video rushes Wholesale NFL Jerseys here.
Photos by Guy Smallman