Click image to read about the ongoing process of self-organization in Health through the project ‘Social Health Space’ of the neighbourhood assembly in Petralona, Thissio and Koukaki.
‘Robbers are the States and the bosses; criminals are the cops and judges; villains are you, the uninvolved citizens; all of you are murderers of freedom’ (painted slogan in the city of Veria, northern Greece)
After solidarians contacted the parents of Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, we want to inform you about the following:
All the arrestees [...]
The lazy are slaughtered, the world grows industrious./ The ugly are slaughtered, the world grows beautiful./ The fools are slaughtered, the world grows wise./ The sick are slaughtered, the world grows healthy./ The old are slaughtered, the world grows young./ The sad are slaughtered, the world grows cheerful./ The enemies [...]
A few words on the projects of residents in the district:
The popular assembly of Petralona–Thissio–Koukaki stands as a collective activity since November 2002. After several interruptions throughout a journey of 10 years, in which we have dealt with various different matters, the assembly’s participants continue to meet, discuss, decide and act to [...]
On March 2nd, 2012, we squatted an abandoned building at Deutz-Mülheimer Street in Cologne, near the old industrial complex of the KHD group of companies, where we want to develop a collective; that is a group of people who wish to live and work together without leaders. The squat is a place for both [...]
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The occupation of our hospital in Kilkis by its workers started on Monday, February 20th, at 8:30 local time. This occupation is not only about us, the physicians and the workers at the Kilkis Hospital. Neither is it only about the Greek [...]
This is a first text written by the squatters –urgent diffusion asked Ownership transition of Orfanotrofio squat, from the Ministry of Health to the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki (head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the city)
On January 31st a decision made by the Ministry of Health was posted on the governmental website diavgeia.gov.gr [...]
Today, February 12th (03.00 GMT+2), 67 years have been completed since the 1945 Treaty of Varkiza, where the Stalinist KKE (‘Communist Party of Greece’) betrayed armed struggle and thousands of fighters of the Civil War in exchange for its legality in the new regime. How much longer can the people take to the streets bare-handed [...]
According to a statement (4-2/2012) released by the workers’ general assembly in the General Hospital of Kilkis, the doctors, nurses and other staff declare that the long-lasting problems of the National Health System (ESY) in the country cannot be solved through limited claims of the health services sector. Thus, workers at the General Hospital respond [...]
On Monday, January 23rd, at 13.00 a counter-information gathering will take place in the courtyard of the Law School regarding the case of the comrade. Her application for release from prison, in order to receive the appropriate medical care, is still pending; the ruling is expected in upcoming days.
Ideas cannot be suppressed or incarcerated, [...]
In the last days, protests were held in various cities of Romania against the health bill that has been submitted by the government. Extensive privatization of the entire health sector will be enforced with this new law. By Sunday, January 15th, 2012, the social protests climaxed. In Bucharest it came up to street clashes that [...]
The last two years, the number of political prisoners in the prisons of the Greek State has increased rapidly, while dozens of activists of all tendencies have been arrested, accused either for participation in the revolutionary organizations that were active in the previous period, or for their general anti-systemic action.
One of those is Stella [...]
Since Tuesday, October 11th, the social space for health operates in PIKPA squat, located in Timodimou and Antoniadou streets (‘Petrina’), in the neighbourhood of Ano Petralona —not far from Petralona metro stop.
The exclusion of more and more people from an already dismantled health care system led the local popular assembly in the decision to [...]
The harsh austerity measures applied by the Greek government and the Troika (EC/ECB/IMF) are promoting the total collapse of the welfare system, with massive cuts and dismissals in the health care sector, with growing poverty, unemployment and social exclusion. Responding to these developments which affect the lives of thousands, an initiative of volunteers set up [...]
‘When the patient is tied up, the psychiatrist is free to go. When the patient is released, the psychiatrist is at work’ —slogan on the wall of a former psychiatric hospital of Chania, on Crete Island
Since the bureaucrats of the Ministry for Health and Social Solidarity (!) worked so hard on [...]