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· April, 2013

Stories about Western Europe from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Police Besiege Barcelona District in the Run Up to May 1st

The day before May Day, a hundred protesters peacefully went through the streets of a Barcelona district, followed throughout the entire route by hundreds of riot police heavily armed with...

25 April 2013

Giants, Hackers, Trolls: Where Mythology and Online Activism Meet

The online world has much more in common with the mythological world than you might expect. A look at Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and Anonymous and their corresponding roles in mythology.

Spain: The Bishop and the Global Conspiracy Against Humanity

José Antonio Reig Pla, bishop of the Spanish city of Alcalá de Henares, refers to abortion as an "international conspiracy to reduce the population." The news has spread quickly on...

22 April 2013

Migrant Workers Shooting in Greece Sets Off #BloodStrawberries Boycott

After supervisors shot and injured more than 30 undocumented migrant workers from Bangladesh in the strawberry farms of Nea Manolada for demanding months of owed wages, netizens launched an international...

Video: Meet the New Greek Diaspora

Chronicles of the Unemployed in Greece

21 April 2013

Detained and Desperate – Undocumented Migrants in Greece

Stories of despair were transmitted through Twitter, when politicians, journalists and anti-racism activists visited a detention facility within the Drapetsona police station in Piraeus city, where more than 100 unauthorized...

18 April 2013

Snow, Charity, Football: Scottish Fans Earn Praise in Serbia

The fans of the Scottish national football team, who came to Novi Sad to root for their team in the March 26 game against Serbia, ended up being praised by...

Double Standard? Protesting Foreclosures and Abortion Clinics in Spain

Elena Valenciano, Deputy Secretary General of Spain's Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), has criticised the Popular Party for seeking to regulate "escrache" protests against foreclosures, citing that many abortion clinics have...

15 April 2013

Spain's “Move Your Money!” Campaign Advocates for Ethical Banking

Various organizations have joined together to launch the "Move your money!" initiative in Spain, to convince citizens to transition from traditional banks, which are in large part responsible for the...

Running 1,000 Miles for Europe's Trafficked Children

12 April 2013

You're Sponsoring Neonazis on Greek TV!

Greek Government Shutters Athens Indymedia

Can Cyprus Turn Back from the Abyss? Three Options to Escape the Financial Crisis

The small island of Cyprus continues its race against bankruptcy. Following the European decision to tax all depositors, the Mediterranean republic faces a critical situation. Three options are emerging for...

10 April 2013

Djibouti: Arrests follow ‘Democratic’ Elections

Several opposition leaders were arrested in Djibouti after demonstrations which followed the February 22, 2013 general elections. The elections saw yet another victory for the party in power, the People's...

Margaret Thatcher's Top Five China Moments

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