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Greek Laws 'Fall Short' as Racist and Homophobic Violence Surges


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Carrie
- 1623 days ago - theguardian.com
Before this week's vote, gay rights protesters have taken to the streets to denounce the conservative-dominated government's refusal to extend protective rights, including domestic partnerships, to same-sex couples.



   

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Animae C (507)
Monday September 8, 2014, 12:55 am
Senior MPs have openly hailed Hitler as "a great personality", questioned the Holocaust and denounced homosexuality as "a sickness". In comments before the Greek parliament, the few Golden Dawn representatives who have escaped prison described the anti-racist bill as a "satanic plot" and an "insult to Greek history".

PATHETIC!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Monday September 8, 2014, 4:31 am
PATHETIC INDEED
 

Mitchell D (82)
Monday September 8, 2014, 10:28 am
As per AniMae's comment, there are jackasses everywhere!
"Insult to Greek history?" Where the hell was Lesbos, in Argentina?
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday September 8, 2014, 3:56 pm
Very sad.....all that hatred towards someone because....why? It does seem in so many countries that rightwing fundamentalism is just plain hatred. The only thing they praise is their version of their "savior"....and only in words, never in deeds.
 

Maria Teresa S (42)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 4:35 am
Noted. Very sad.
Thanks Carrie.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 5:50 am
Very sad and pathetic.
 

Rodney Paige (44)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 7:51 am
Every since Greece's economy has gone down the toilet, the powers that be have been looking for excuses to cover up the real reason that the quality of life has diminished in their country. Homosexuals and immigrants are not the reason for the fall of Greek society. Investments in hedge funds and derivatives did that for you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 7:57 am
Noted with much sadness.
 

Lona G (66)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 9:07 am
Right wing fundamentalism rears it's ugly head everywhere in much the same way. It sounds all too familiar, doesn't it.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday September 10, 2014, 4:32 am
Facism has a tendency to rise when a Country goes trough a difficult economic situation.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday September 10, 2014, 6:30 am
Looks like Conservative policy and attitude is an anachronism pervasive throughout the world.
 
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