An armed anarchist group in Greece is calling for “attacks and clashes” during next week’s visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The Conspiracy Cells of Fire group is urging anarchists to “spoil the party … and sabotage” the Nov. 15-16 visit to Athens.
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Athens, Greece – Riot police used tear gas to disperse protesting pensioners, causing widespread outrage and forcing the government to ban the tactic in future.
Thousands of pensioners took to the streets of the capital Athens and tensions boiled over as they approached the prime minister’s residence.
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Greek police have fired teargas and pepper spray at protesting pensioners after a group of them attempted to push over a police van near the office of the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, whose leftwing government faces mounting pressure over planned austerity measures.
More than a thousand people, some of them with canes, took part in the rally in Athens on Monday. Protesters chanted: “Shame on you, shame on you!” with one group of elderly demonstrators trying to tip over the van, triggering the police response.
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While the US the media lashes out at Trump every time he dares to tell the truth that the central bank is a biased, engaged, political member of the decision-making landscape, other “developed” countries are happily willing to demonstrate just how apolitical the central bank truly is. Take Greece, for example, where today the chief prosecutor ordered a raid of the home of the governor of the Greek central bank, Yannis Stournaras and the company office of his wife, Lina.
The searches were part of a probe conducted by the Financial Police in connection to the alleged mismanagement of more than 1 million euros in state funding by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, KEELPNO. The investigation related to funds that KEELPNO allegedly received through a company owned by Nikolopoulou as well as complaints regarding the disappearance of documents tied to the case.
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has invited the heads of Southern European countries to discuss a new alliance against the EU’s tough austerity policy.
A conference is expected to be held in Athens on September 9 attended by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, and Malta. The talks will continue during Tsipras’ visit to Rome, where he plans to attend a meeting of European Socialists.