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Greek health workers intensify protests for pay hike, more staff

Workers are demanding a significant pay rise to compensate for cuts in their real wages, made as part of structural adjustments as dictated by the European Troika

‘Polytechnic’ of resistance: 50 years of the historic uprising in Athens

A students’ strike in Athens Polytechnic on November 14, 1973, escalated to an open revolt which marked the beginning of the end of the US-backed military junta

26-09 Odigits fest - Greece 49th Odigits Festival in Greece reinforces working-class solidarity 

Over 100,000 people participated in the three day festival underscoring humanity and working-class solidarity and highlighting that “the people save the people in instances of crisis”

21-09 Greek protests 1 Thousands of Greek workers take to the streets in national strike against government’s anti-labor bill

Unions organized a country-wide strike against a bill introduced by the conservative New Democracy government in Greece. The bill seeks to increase daily and weekly working hours, among other changes

Widespread outrage in Greece over government handling of floods, wildfire

Around 5,000 people have been evacuated from the flood-ravaged parts of Thessaly and around 73,000 hectares of farmland have been ravaged. The Greek Left has criticized the austerity policies of the government for eroding the systemic ability of the country to respond to such crises

26-06 Greek elections Conservative New Democracy wins majority in Greek parliamentary elections, far-right makes gains

The conservative New Democracy (ND) party led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis secured a simple majority by winning 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament. Three far-right parties won seats in the new parliament, marking a strong return of the far-right following the ban on the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in 2020

Right-wing New Democracy party falls just short of majority in Greek polls, surge in seats for communists

While pro-government sections and media are celebrating the performance of the ND, analysts have noted its loss of majority in the house and the surge in popularity for working class forces that are in the opposition

Greek government forced to rescind controversial circular on doctors’ duty

Intended to manage the shortage of doctors in public healthcare facilities in the country, the circular required available doctors to treat patients irrespective of their specialization, which doctors’ unions assert will put patients’ lives at risk and could also put doctors in trouble

5-04 Greek Protests Greek workers intensify protests against further privatization of water utilities

On March 21, the Greek parliament passed a bill to revamp the Energy Regulatory Authority as the Waste, Energy, and Water Regulatory Authority, and expand its scope to include water and urban services. Unions and the communist party say that this will pave the way for further privatization

Teachers' Protest - Greece Greek teachers step up opposition to neo-liberal reforms targeting schools

The reforms targeting school education in Greece have been widely rejected, and under-funded schools and teachers are continuing to push back

Anti-imperialist Protest - Greece Anti-imperialists protest docking of US warship at Greek port

Communists have been at the forefront of the anti-imperialist struggle against the Greece’s involvement in NATO-led maneuvers in the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe

Artists' Protest - Greece Artists across Greece slam presidential decree degrading arts education

Presidential Decree 85/2022, which was endorsed by the conservative New Democracy (ND)-led government, equates graduates of drama schools, conservatories, film schools, and dance schools with high school graduates