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Ankara, Beirut, Buenos-Aires, Madrid, Paris, Beijing, Rome, and Sydney celebrate #VictoryDay #May9
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The previously mentioned Mikhail Podolyak was quick to use the #Bucha "massacre" to ask for more weapons
It's worth noting that the Rus Army left the town on Mar 30,,,,4 days ago but footage appeared only today
#UAV footage of a strike on a Ukr target during the battle for #Izum at the end of March
#LPR Artillery....some awards given to distinguished crews
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Today closing arguments in the federal trial for the other 3 officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd's killing were made. The jury deliberations to start tomorrow.

The impacts of Floyd’s death spread to millions across the world struggling against anti-Black racism. [A thread]
"People for the first time saw what many people refused to acknowledge, which is that we've built a system that brutalizes Black people in the manner that we saw #GeorgeFloyd." Jaylani Hussein of @CAIRMN - speaking during a car protest in January 2022. /2
In June 2021 Unicorn Riot went to Frankfurt & Berlin to show hear how the murder of #GeorgeFloyd impacted European countries. Germany is significant because it had the 2nd largest #BlackLivesMatter mobilizations in the world following the Floyd killing. /3…
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#Pakistani Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of sexual offences against two children in the 1970s.

Nazir Ahmed was in #Athens from August 13 to 16 2021. He even led a #Pakistani rally in front of #Indian Embassy on August 15.
The former peer Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of serious sexual assault against a young boy and the attempted rape of a girl when he was a teenager in the 1970s…
Ahmed, 64, was found guilty on Wednesday of buggery against a boy in Rotherham, and twice attempting to rape a girl.
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Three years ago on December 6 [2018] we reported from #Athens as heavy clashes occurred between many thousands of police & anti-authoritarians took place on the 10-year anniversary of 15y/o #AlexisGrigoropoulos being killed by Greek police in #Exarcheia:…
On December 6, 2008, Alexis Grigoropoulos was with his friends when Epaminondas Korkoneas, a special guard member of the Greek police, fatally shot Alexis. Intense riots ensued for weeks. In his 1st trial, Korkoneas was found guilty of culpable homicide & given a life sentence.
Korkoneas, the ex-special police guard of the Greek police who shot #AlexisGrigoropoulos, had his life sentence overturned in July 2019. An appeals court found him guilty for the murder but reduced his sentence to 13 years. He was released that same day.…
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A little late for #AncientSiteSunday, but here is a thread on the incredible Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion! 🏛️

(1/5) Located at Cape Sounion on the Attic peninsula, this ancient Greek temple holds a commanding view of the Aegean sea.

#Classics #Greece #Archaeology #Athens
(2/5) Originally, an Archaic-period temple sat on the site. Made of tufa, it was destroyed c. 480 BCE during the #Persian invasion of Greece. Despite being destroyed, the Athenians placed a captured Persian trireme on its ruins following the allied Greek victory in 479.
(3/5) The surviving temple was constructed between 444 - 440 BCE, and serves as one of the major monuments of the Athenian golden age.

Later described by Strabo as a "noteworthy settlement", it remained a significant cult centre into the #Roman imperial period.
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1. #antireport Thread: Τι σχέση έχει η ανάπλαση του Στρέφη από το Δήμο Αθηναίων με τις επιθέσεις με βιτριόλι στις συνδικαλίστριες καθαρίστριες Κ. Κούνεβα και Β. Μανωλοπούλου; #nogentrification #greekmafia
2.Ιδιωτικοποίηση-Περίφραξη-Επιτήρηση: Η Prodea Investments είναι η μεγαλύτερη εγχώρια εταιρία επενδύσεων ακίνητης περιουσίας. Πρόκειται για συνέχεια της αμαρτωλής ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΠΑΝΓΑΙΑ(θυγατρική της Εθνικής Τράπεζας) με τις 22 ποινικές διώξεις εναντίων στελεχών της για το οικονομικό —>
3. έγκλημα της κατάχρησης Δημόσιου χρήματος. Οι διωκόμενοι τη γλίτωσαν λόγω παραγραφής όταν η κυβέρνηση Μητσοτάκη πέρασε φωτογραφική Π.Ν.Π. εν μέσω πανδημίας. Η Prodea ως εταιρεία real estate, σκοπεύει αποκλειστικά στην εξυπηρέτηση των ιδιωτικών συμφερόντων της και στην ανατίμηση
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On the occassion of #OXI day, I also want to highlight the personal story of a great and sadly still rather unknown Greek-jewish hero: Mordecaios Frizis (1893-1940).

He was a colonel in the #Greek military and died as first officer and war hero during the Italian #invasion.
First, a little background: #Jews have lived in Greece since pre-Christian times, and the oldest Jewish communities in Europe have their roots there. They were an integral part of society for millennia until the barbarism of the 20th century reached the country.
Almost 60,000 Jews, more than 75% of them from Thessaloniki, were cruelly murdered mainly in the gas chambers of the #Auschwitz and #Treblinka extermination camps. 97% of the Jews in #Thessaloniki did not survive the #Holocaust. Today, only about 5000 live in Greece.
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First #Fire, now water: #Storm hits Greek island #Evia

Dubbed #Athena by #Greece meteorologists, the storm caused "huge damage" to the road network near the coastal villages of Agia Anna & Psaropouli, a regional official said
Dozens of homes have flooded ... torrents burst their banks (even though) the rain only lasted a couple of hours. This is a sign of a very tough winter to come," deputy central #Greece governor for Evia George Kelaiditis told the channel. #Storm
#Evia #Greece
There were no immediate reports of people trapped in homes or cars, he added.

#Wildfires in July and August ravaged the islands of Evia and Rhodes as well as forests to the north and southeast of #Athens, & parts of the Peloponnese peninsula. ImageImageImage
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Greetings from Greece 🇬🇷 ImageImageImageImage
Hotel room for the 1st leg of my trip | Niki Athens Hotel ImageImageImage
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Just surveyed 6,000+ real estate agents across country. Top themes from our 1st ever RESALE agent survey: 1) Buyer fatigue, w/rumblings of remorse. 2) Bidding wars a bit less bonkers. 3) Cash is King & ton of investors. 4) Inventory gridlock. Commentary across country to follow…
#LosAngeles agent: “20-minute allotted home viewing time slots with offers due next day by noon, & buyers are asked to give up every contingency under the sun.”
#NYC agent: “Luxury home buyers feel the market is overpriced & have backed off.”
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TW: Self-harm
In the beginning of the month, detainees at the #Corinth pre-removal detention centre, about 85km west of #Athens, have protested against the he deplorable living conditions in the building. Protests were also aimed at the limited access to medical care. /1
Last week a resident harmed himself badly in an attempt to see a doctor for a medical condition but was denied access.

On March 24th Diabate Macky from Guinea-Conakry, had died in #Kos detention center after his requests to be taken to hospital had repeatedly gone ignored. /2
The functioning of the approx. 6 pre-removal facilities has been prolonged until 31 December 2022 under a Joint Ministerial Decision issued at the end of 2018. The estimated budged set our for the prisons was over 80,000,000€. /3
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Today is the first #newmoon after the summer #solstice meaning it's 1 Hekatombaion - Athenian New Year! The Athenians had a number of calendars in use; Hekatombaion was the first month of the lunisolar 'festival calendar'.
New holders of civic offices would be sworn in, swearing oaths, with the gods as their witness, to fulfil their duties in a manner befitting the office. Athenian #democracy relied on its citizens' (free Athenian men) direct participation in the councils, assemblies and courts.
The latest batch of #ephebes - 18-year-old sons of citizens - were called up. They'd swear an oath to defend Athens and never shame the city. Two years of training would start turning boys into well-disciplined #hoplites; they gained a cloak, a spear, a shield and #citizenship.
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Hello! It's a super sunny Sunday in (almost) all of #UK, enjoy the BBQ & don't worry too much about #Covid19

This is the daily #Coronavirus megathread and soon I'll make my predictions about🚦travel review.

To my anonymous donors💚just sorry I can't thank you personally.
Late on yesterday's thread some alarming news from #Bahrain, and also on there data from #Argentina and #Brazil

But today in the next 2 tweets, I'll start by taking a look at the infection situation which can go a long way to determining🟢🚦countries

Europe's most #Covid19 infected nations (7-day rate AD/M)
Same top 10. NL slow getting cases down

1 #Sweden 188
2 #Netherlands 182
3 #Lithuania 177
4 #Latvia 168
5 #Denmark 167
6 #Belgium 164
7 #Greece 154
8 #Andorra 148
9 #France 139
10 #Slovenia 135

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What is known so far about #FR4978 emergency landing. 1. It was close to #Lithuania border when someone informed about 'explosive'.
2. #Belarus authorities sent Mig-29 fighter jet to intercept the plane and force landing in #Minsk.
3. Former editor of @nexta_tv was on board
4. Before the flight Raman Pratasevich (ex @nexta_tv ) wrote to his friend someone showed suspicious interest in him at the registration in #Athens airport.
5. A Russian-speaking man presumably attempted making a pic of Pratasevich's passport, then left the queue abruptly. 2/
6. Currently Raman Pratasevich works as an editor-in-chief of Belarus Golovnogo Mozga web resource which is considered 'extermist' by authorities.
7. After document check in #Minsk, he was detained,.
8. #Belarus authorities: Mig-29 will accompany #FR4978 to the border 3/
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Ancient Site of the Week - The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion 🏛️🔱

(1/5) Located at Cape Sounion on the Attic peninsula, the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon presides over a commanding view of the Aegean sea.

#Classics #AncientGreece #Archaeology #Athens Image
(2/5) Originally, an Archaic-period temple sat on the site. Made of tufa, it was destroyed c. 480 BCE during the #Persian invasion of Greece. Despite being destroyed, the Athenians placed a captured Persian trireme on its ruins following the allied Greek victory in 479 BCE. ImageImage
(3/5) Today, the surviving temple was constructed between 444 - 440 BCE, and serves as one of the major monuments of the Athenian golden age. Later described by Strabo as a "noteworthy settlement", it remained a significant cult centre into the #Roman imperial period. ImageImage
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#Αθηνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike
Timeline - Συγκέντρωση πορεία στο Σύνταγμα σε αλληλεγγύη με το αίτημα του απεργού πείνας από 8/01 Δ.Κουφοντίνα

Πολύς κόσμος. Εύκολη πρόσβαση από Αμαλίας και από Σταδίου ως τώρα

#Αθηνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike
Συγκέντρωση στο Σύνταγμα ενάντια στην αστυνομική καταστολή και σε αλληλεγγύη με το αίτημα του απεργού πείνας Δ. Κουφοντίνα

(photo: @savvaskarma)
#Αθηνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike #Greece_PoliceState

Στο σύνταγμα μαζική η παρουσία, κόσμος πλαισιώνει την συγκέντρωση συνέχεια.


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#Νεα_Σμυρνη #antireport #against_policestate
Συγκέντρωση και πορεία στη Ν. Σμύρνη ενάντια στην αστυνομοκρατία.

Ήδη κόσμος μαζεμένος, προετοιμάζεται.


#Νεα_Σμυρνη #antireport #against_policestate

5 κλούβες με τα ανάλογα ορκ και 1 αυρα έξω από το ΑΤ Νέας Σμύρνης

#Νεα_Σμυρνη #antireport #against_policestate

Με εντολή της Αστυνομίας έκλεισαν οι σταθμοί Συγγρού- Φιξ, Ν. Κόσμος και Αγ. Δημήτριος. Επίσης από τον σταθμό Καλλιθέα οι συρμοί διέρχονται χωρίς στάση

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#Αθήνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike


Η πορεία αλληλεγγύης για τον αγωνιστή απεργό πείνας Δημήτρη Κουφοντίνα ξεκινάει από την πλ.Συντάγματος.Το κάλεσμα έχει πλαισιωθεί από περίπου 4.000 κόσμο. Η ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΟΛΗ ΔΕΝ ΘΑ ΜΑΣ ΛΥΓΙΣΕΙ

[18:41] #Athens #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike

Thousands of people have taken to the streets against the Greek regime, the state did not attempt the violence of the previous days to prevent the gathering.

Panepistimou str. is packed as the march descends.
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#antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike
(photo κ ενημέρωση: @ChristofakisN)
Συγκέντρωση τώρα στην πλατεία Ν.Σμύρνης πάνω από 1000 άτομα αντιδρούν για την στάση της αστυνομίας να γράψει οικογένεια με 2 παιδιά και την ένταση που επικράτησε ImageImage
#antireport #against_policestate
Πορεία στη Νέα Σμύρνη ενάντια στη μπατσοκρατία

#antireport #against_policestate #Αθηνα


Νέα Σμύρνη. Αυθόρμητη πορεία από πάνω από 500 κατοίκους της περιοχής

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#Greece: A pro-gov journalist posted the following poll on the matter of the hunger + thirst strike of a prisoner who is now on renal failure.

Her comment: Some say that "society is divided" (implies that 70% of society supports the murder of a prisoner by the Greek gov).
Her lack of understanding of institutions and principles is astounding. She is a typical sample of what passes as a mainstream journalist in #Greece.

Tweets below hers, point out that human rights violations by the government cannot be discussed through polls. Ever.
The shitshow is about to unfold in #Greece, where the economy has contracted 8.5% officially (for 2020).

The government needs this prisoner murder because they want riots to break out. They will then sell "law and order" to their conservative voters who are abandoning ship.
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On this day two years ago, December 6, 2018, we reported from Athens, Greece as heavy clashes occurred between thousands of police and black-clad protesters took place on the 10-year anniversary of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos being killed by Greek police in #Exarcheia.
The 2008 police killing of Alexis Grigoropoulos sparked a massive insurrectionary revolt in #Athens with weeks of riots that were the largest in Europe since 1968.

Every December 6, Alexis has been commemorated with a revolting spirit. [Article from 2018]…
Epamidondas Korkoneas, the ex-special police guard of the Greek police who killed 15 y/o #AlexisGrigoropoulos had his life sentence overturned in July 2019.

Korkoneas was released from prison shortly after. #6dGR…
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During the 2008 revolt many many texts were published. What follows is a statement by the Surrealist Group of Athens - "The ghost of freedom always comes with the knife between its teeth" - Read more:… #AlexandrosGrigoropoulos #Alexis #6dgr #antireport
#Athens, #6Dec2020 The Greek police blocked the memorial for #Alexis since 05:00 a.m. They did not even let a woman pass while she was going for a walk with her dog. RAGE! Image by @HliosSelini - #antireport #AlexandrosGrigoropoulos #6dGR
#Athens #Exarcheia: Mass arrests in Navarinou street among health workers, trade unionists who wanted to commemorate #AlexandrosGrigoropoulos - #6dGR #Alexis #antireport - Video by @EFSYNTAKTON
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