Panspoudastiki KS, which is backed by the Communist Youth of Greece, won 19,632 votes, securing over 35.04% of the total votes polled for the student unions of 266 universities across Greece on May 10
The bill allows the setting up of a state security division on university campuses as well as students could also be held accountable for putting up banners and posters across campus.
On Thursday, rallies were held across the country against the proposal of the New Democracy-led government to set up police contingents on campuses. The protesters also demanded reopening of classes and increased investment in the sector
The Athens Polytechnic uprising of 1973 was a key moment in the resistance to the right-wing junta that then ruled Greece. This year, the New Democracy government had tried to ban commemorative gatherings citing COVID-19
Alexis Benos of the People’s Health Movement talks about the failures of the governments in Europe in preparing for the second wave of the pandemic. He also explains the demands of people’s movements
Tens of thousands of Greeks took part in an anti-imperialist march to the US embassy in Athens on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the Polytechnic Uprising against the US-backed military junta in Greece
On the day, the student strike started in the Athens Polytechnic had escalated to an open anti-junta revolt, and ended in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17 after a series of events starting with a tank crashing through the gates of the Polytechnic.