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TAKE ACTION: Tell EU Member States: Save Greek "Undesirables" From Internment Camps!

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We call on the EU member states to put the pressure on Greece now to stop this abhorrent cleansing campaign now.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 5:57 pm
First migrants and recent immigrants were rounded up from Greece's streets and forced into internment camps.Then they threw the drug users in. Next came the sex workers, forcibly HIV tested, publicly humiliated, and imprisoned.

Now they're coming for transgender men and women and the list of "undesirables" just keeps longer.

Operation Zeus is a cleansing campaign targeting and imprisoning the most vulnerable members of Greek society, accompanied by spikes in racism, gender hate and homophobia.

There are now at least 5,000 people languishing in these hellholes simply for existing and this month, while warning trans* men and women to "return to normal" or else, the Greek government announced that camp capacity is about to double.

We call on the EU member states to put the pressure on Greece now to stop this abhorrent cleansing campaign now. We can still save the people persecuted under Operation Zeus but we can't afford to stay silent for long!

PETITION TO EU MEMBER STATES: We cannot afford to sit by while another European country rounds up "undesirables" and imprisons people in camps simply for existing. Let the Greek government know it must release these people now.

Tim C. (2428)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:01 pm

Animae C. (520)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:05 pm
Signed previously.

Jason S. (50)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:19 pm
Signed, thanks

Vicky P. (476)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:26 pm
noted, signed

Mary T. (357)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 7:44 pm
Thank you Beverly for letting us know about what is going on in Greece, signed & noted

Rose Becke (142)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 10:52 pm
Signed Bev

. (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:58 am
petition signed

natasha salgado (715)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:12 am

Kit B. (276)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 2:30 pm

PETITION TO EU MEMBER STATES: We cannot afford to sit by while another European country rounds up "undesirables" and imprisons people in camps simply for existing. Let the Greek government know it must release these people now. --- I signed!

Hugo L. (255)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:13 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly

Andre Yokers (6)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:04 pm
Help the helpless...

Robert O. (12)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:53 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Judy C. (102)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:35 pm
Signed. Thanks for posting this, Beverly.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:52 am

Ben Oscarsito (258)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:21 am
Thought that I had signed...but now I have!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:32 am
signed and noted thanks

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:02 pm

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:22 pm

Joy McRonald (168)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:26 pm
noted.. Thanks

Roger Garin-michaud (154)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:16 pm
signed, plusoned, twitted and noted, thanks

Birgit W. (159)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:30 pm

GGmaSheila D. (203)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:29 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.

Kara C. (15)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:37 pm
Did anyone read into this further then the petition? This link gives a good summary of what has happened with a few relativly credable links (site itself is sketchy), all greek but translatable. Its bad but you can understand why Greece doesn't want to be filled with illegal immigrants, drug addicts and HIV positive prostitutes.

Yenuen Garcia (7)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:57 pm
Claro que firmo

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:00 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:26 pm
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:53 am
Signed. Thank you Beverly...

Keith H. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:57 am
Noted & Signed

Lona Goudswaard (90)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:00 am

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:10 am
noted with interest

barbara n. (10)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:31 am
I signed, as I think it is an important cause, but, please, anyone has to have a look to how things are going on for greek people! They are living avery difficult life at the moment. Nothng justifies such sort of lager camps, but such a situation is a very fertile ground for any kind of hate and lack of justice. It is very easy for me and many of us just seat in a comfortable chair and just sign a petition, let us move for greek people too. I have very good friends there, and, I can assure, most of them don't like as well whats going on with immigrants and so called "undesireded people"

Al C. (7)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:13 am

Esther Z. (94)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:50 am
Noted and signed.

Marija Mohoric (42)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:57 am
signed, tks

Colleen L. (3)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:36 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Beverly

Birgit W. (159)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:42 pm

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:33 pm


Rehana VN (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 6:06 am
Signed bcos no human should be treated so shabbily!However, if the numbers keep coming they become a huge problem on an already overburdened economy.Greeks cannot get themselves out of the recession so how will they cope with all these "extra" people. Locals are bound to retaliate , xenophobic attacks increase & it goes on!

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Monday August 19, 2013, 8:43 am
Thanks a lot for your article. However, I would like same consideration to be shown to us Greek people who take the blame for the doings of the governments and have been labelled "lazy" by our "partners" in the EU. In the meantime, our salaries and pensions have been cut by 30 to 60 percent, if we are lucky enough to get them, taxation has been raised 5 to 6 times!!! and rate of homicides gets higher and higher. Believe it or not, it feels like a second, financial, holocaust. Believe me, I am not xenophobic, I feel for the "undesirables", it is only that we, the ordinary people of next door have become undesirable as well and nobody cares.

Syd H. (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 2:48 pm
I say to the Greek people and their Government, - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:51 pm
Previously signed. Thanks, Beverly.
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