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· October, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from October, 2010

29 October 2010

Greece: Iranian refugees on hunger strike

Twenty-five Iranian refugees in Athens, Greece have gone on hunger strike since October 14 demanding that Greek authorities process their political asylum applications. Some have had their mouths sewn shut.

26 October 2010

France: Youth against Pension Reform

October 19 was the seventh consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations in France against the pension reform bill. As the foreign press is reporting the protests mainyl as a social conflict,...

19 October 2010

Video: Collaborative online reading of Don Quixote

One of the most loved works of literary fiction, Don Quixote, has come to life through YouTube. Hundreds of volunteers are reading fragments of Miguel de Cervantes' work and uploading...

15 October 2010

Video: How to keep water clean and use it wisely

From tips on reusing gray water or minimizing wasted water when we flush the toilet, to kids in the Valle del Colca in Peru explaining the importance of keeping community...

Greece: Teargas under the Acropolis

The financial crisis gripping Greece has led to new clashes between protesting workers and police, most recently at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens on October 13 when riot...

Cape Verde: Stories from the “Camp of the Slow Death”

14 October 2010

Netherlands: Latin American Diaspora Women Unite

The European DiasporaSolidaria.org foundation organized a summit for migrant Latin American women in Amsterdam, where they discussed issues such as their rights, the changing nature of families and remittances. LA...

Greece: Life Sentence for Officer who Shot Teen Sparking 2008 Riots

After two years of deliberations, a court has delivered a sentence of life in prison for the police officer who shot and killed 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in December 2008....

12 October 2010

France: Magazine Tells Fairy Tales about Polygamy in Immigrant Families

Le Point, a French weekly news magazine, was the victim of a “militant” of the new kind that is rising up against the portrait being painted of residents of immigrant...

2 October 2010

Sahel Region: On Paying Ransom for Hostages

Hostage-taking by a militant Islamist group called Al-Qaeda in The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is on the rise in the Sahel region which spans across several countries in the north of...

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