ERA Radio News Bulletin (Oct.5)

“Golden Dawn” news – Antifascist rallys and festivals.

The involvement of other MPs of the party in the pyramid that specified the hierarchy of the paramilitary section of Golden Dawn with criminal action is expected to be revealed by the ongoing investigation, according to press information that became public. Violent incidents, assaults and bombing attacks in Volos which are already included in the voluminous case file are under thorough investigation.

The active member of Golden Dawn and candidate of the party during the last parliamentary election, Themis Skordeli, is expected to appear before the court for trial on Monday. The 50 year old Themis Skordeli is known as “an indignant resident of Agios Panteleimonas” and is accused of racist attacks against Afghan immigrants. Her trial has been postponed a total of eight times!!!!

An antifascist gathering was held at 12 noon in Thiseio, Athens and a march to Propylaia until 3 p.m with the presence of 1,000-1,500 people, as estimated. At the same time a solidarity march in support of the squats took place in Thessaloniki. At 6pm a protest gathering is scheduled to be held in Agios Nikolaos square of Volos.

The three-day festival in solidarity of “Parartima Squat” is ongoing in Patras. Today a bicycle protest ride was held in the centre of the city. The antifascist documentary, “Stories for extremists”, will be screened in Keratsini today at 8 pm in the framework of promoting the call of the antifascist march organised for the 11 of October. A three-day Anti-racist festival is being held in Arta until tomorrow. The festival is being held in the summer cinema “Orpheus”, with free entrance and main moto “Because we want to sing freely”. Music Bands and Artists from Arta are participating to the festival that is organized by the Friends of Music Society “Avlos”.

The Movement against Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA) is organising a two-day long antifascist event. Tomorrow a protest march is scheduled to be held in Keratsini, in memory of Pavlos Fyssas, who was murdered by members of Golden Dawn.

Other news

The tax retentions, applied on tax receipts for freelancers and self employed will rise to 26% according to the new regulations and tax measures that troika requested to be applied by the Ministry of Finance.

The president of the Federation of Hospital Doctors (EINAP), Matina Pagoni, reported in her interview at a private television station, that about 40 patients are on waiting list for just one bed in the intensive care units of public hospitals.

The Panhellenic Federation of Employees at the Special Education sector organise today an event at Propylaia in order to inform about the problems of the special education sector in Greece. Thematic kiosks and informative activities will be operating at the pedestrian street, Patriarchou Georgiou at Propylaia. The event will conclude with a concert this evening.

The employees of Skaramangka Shipyard, with an extra judicial invitation they sent to the management of the company, ask for the immediate opening the shipyard. The pending obligations to the employees – that are not covered for about 18 months now – will be paid when the payments by the Greek state start.

The only hope is the People’s alliance and the release from the EU, said the General Secretary of the Greek Communist Party, Demetris Koutsoumpas, during the protest march organized by PAME Worker’s Front in Omonoia, and called the class movement to join with the trade unions.

The Nobel laureate Proffessor, Christoforos Pissarides, exerted strong criticism- in an interview published at the European informative publication, «Europolitique»- of the existing fiscal policy in Eurozone, which as he said, is affecting the countries of Southern Europe.

Ert news

The events of solidarity to ERT’s employees continue on a daily basis, at ERT’s premises. Tonight there is a screening of the movie of Julian Eisnembal, «before nightfall» with Javier Bardem and Sean Penn. The film describes the dramatic story of the Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.

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